Board of Trustees

The Derryfield School is governed by a Board of Trustees. Board members are the fiduciaries who steer the School towards a sustainable future by adopting sound, ethical, and legal governance and financial management policies, as well as by making sure The Derryfield School has adequate resources to advance its mission.


2023-2024 Derryfield Board of Trustees

Front Row (L-R): Lauren Hines, Andy Chappell, Susan Rand-King ’81, and Sally Green
Middle Row (L-R): Dr. Sheila DeWitt, Steve Carter, Neal Winneg, Bill Kelsey, Dr. Karen Wu,
Dr. Sal Malik, and Harold Losey
Back Row (L-R): Lisa Drake, Dr. Cecilia Clemans, Dr. Saurabh Ullal, Richard Critz, James Lamp,
Bob Grunbeck, Brent Powell, Joel Rozen, and Dr. Steve Johnson

Head of School

Andy Chappell, P’24

Mr. Chappell was appointed as The Derryfield School’s ninth Head of School in 2022, after enjoying a quarter-century career at The Roxbury Latin School in Boston, Massachusetts. Over his tenure, he served as a teacher of Latin and Greek, coach of baseball, football, and soccer, student advisor, Department Chair, Class Dean, Director of Admission, Director of Studies, Director of the Penn Fellows Program, and Assistant Head for Program.

Chappell was drawn to Derryfield because of the School’s commitment to strong core values, including making a broader impact on the community. “Derryfield is a place that’s committed to making sure that kids not only grow up to be smart and talented but even more importantly to be good citizens of this world,” he says. “It’s a place where people care about how you develop as a human being and how you treat other people.”

Mr. Chappell holds a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Virginia and a Master of Arts in Liberal Studies from Dartmouth College. He is married to Kate Hurlbut Chappell, a proud alumna of Derryfield’s Class of 1993. They have a son in college and a daughter who is a member of Derryfield’s Class of 2024. Mr. Chappell and his family love to be outdoors, hiking, fishing, golfing, cycling, playing racquet sports, boating, and swimming. He also enjoys reading, listening to music, playing and watching sports, traveling, and exploring museums and other cultural institutions wherever he goes.

Assistant Heads & Division Heads

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Kathleen Rutty-Fey ’87

Graduation Year
Kathleen Rutty-Fey ’87
Pete Brandt, P’20, P’21
Reina Stimpson
Mark Blaisdell