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  • Welcome to Country Day School

    An American School serving an international population of Global Citizens

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  • Encouraging Development in a Safe Environment

    We celebrate success and encourage growth, all within a safe and supportive environment where well-being comes first

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  • Inspiring Every Child

    We attract talented, experienced and world class faculty and staff

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  • Encouraging Success

    Students are part of a global learning community that includes peers and teachers from around the world.

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  • The Panthers Teams

    We promote team effort, dedication and pride to achieve focused goals

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  • Inspiring Creativity

    We inspire and celebrate the arts as a channel for growth and education

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Leadership Team

Our Senior Leadership Team works with the best academic and professional staff to enhance your child's education.

  • Dr. Scott Adams Country Day School Principal

    Dr. Scott Adams

    Principal

    Dr. Scott Adams

    I’ve been lucky to be involved in international education for most of my career, including these last few years at Country Day School, where I am blessed to be the Director General. Before moving to Costa Rica, I worked as a Principal at The American School in Japan in Tokyo, and also worked at international schools in London and Cyprus, as a teacher and Principal. In the USA, I worked in California, North Carolina and Hawaii.

     

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  • Keitsa Brisson. Early Childhood at Country Day School

    Keitsa Brisson

    Early Childhood Principal

    Keitsa Brisson

    I think I have been a teacher forever, I can remember teaching the dolls in my playhouse as a young child. However, I began my formal teaching career in 1995 at an inner-city school in Atlanta, Georgia after graduating with a Bachelor’s Degree from Georgia Southern University. I went on to teach in the US public school system for 16 years before moving to work in the US university system where I taught graduate level teacher education courses.

    I was fortunate to have the opportunity to teach a variety of ages; I have worked with students at every grade from Preschool to adult - with the exception of High School.  

     

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  • Jack Young. Elementary School at Country Day School

    Jack Young

    Elementary School Principal

    Jack Young

    Jack Young became the Elementary Principal at the Country Day School in January of 2017. Prior to becoming Principal he taught in both the Elementary School and Middle School at CDS beginning in 2011.  

    He earned his Bachelor of Arts in Communications from Assumption College in his hometown of Worcester, Massachusetts, a Graduate Certificate in Inclusive Education and a Master’s Degree in Educational Leadership from the University of Kentucky. 

    Prior to joining the CDS family, Jack taught middle school social studies and English with the Hudson Public School and Shrewsbury Public School systems in Massachusetts.  He also served as a teaching fellow for the WorldTeach Costa Rica program through the Harvard University Institute for International Development. 

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  • James Tucker. Middle School at Country Day School

    James Tucker

    Middle School Principal

    James Tucker

    After studying Philosophy and Literature at Edinburgh University, my teaching career has seen me move from East Croydon with the Teach First program to two outstanding international schools in Santiago Chile, as Head of Philosophy and then as Middle School Principal.

    I have experience working in the British, IB and US systems and I believe firmly that the essence of good teaching and learning are high-expectations, challenge and a lot of love and support and that this remains the same despite the Curriculum. 

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  • José Luis Menendez. High School at Country Day School

    José Luis Menendez

    High School Principal

    José Luis Menendez

    Before arriving at CDS as the High School Principal, I spent my entire educational career in private and independent school education in the United States. I am entering my 18th year in education, with 10 of those years being in administration after receiving my Masters in Education Leadership from Teachers College at Columbia University in 2008.  

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  • Dora Sevilla

    Director of Finance

    Dora Sevilla

    Dora Sevilla is the Director of Finance of Country Day School. 

     

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  • Karla Pennant - Country Day School

    Karla Pennant

    Director of Finance

    Karla Pennant

    Karla Pennant is the Director of Human Resources at Country Day School.

     

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  • Monzi Figueres Facio

    Director of Marketing, Admissions and Communications

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