Heads of School



Shippen School (founded 1908)
Alice Hill Byrne 1908–09
Alice Webb Stockwell 1908–09
Florence Waterman 1909–11
Emily R. Underhill 1912–23
Anna Sener Rusk 1923–24
Emily P. Larrabee 1924–26
M. Helen Titzel 1926
Elizabeth Ross 1927–37
Eleanor Fitzpatrick 1937–43

Lancaster Country Day School (founded 1943)
Eleanor Fitzpatrick 1943–45
Rebecca Walton Griest 1945–46
Robert Holt Iglehart 1946–49
John L. Byerly 1949–62
Carl Denlinger 1962
Nathaniel Saltonstall II 1962–65
John A. Jarvis 1965–90
Richard D. Johnson 1990–99
Michael J. Mersky 1999–2007
Daphna Ben-Chaim 2007–2008
Steven D. Lisk 2008–

An independent, college-preparatory school founded in 1908, Lancaster Country Day School combines a rigorous curriculum with a supportive and encouraging faculty to ensure that every preschool-12th grade student receives the best education available. In addition to Lancaster, students come from Hershey, York and Reading to become part of our vibrant, high-spirited community.


Lancaster Country Day School © 2013

725 Hamilton Road
Lancaster, PA 17603
Phone: (717) 392-2916