Zylonis in a New Role


Long time art teacher, coach and Dean of Advisory, Suzanne Zylonis, has moved into the role of Director of Admissions and Development at Wakefield Country Day School.  Zylonis has taken the reins and is making an immediate impact.  “During my 16-year tenure, I’ve been a part of every aspect of WCDS – the classroom, athletics, special programs and administration — and I believe deeply in the excellent education Wakefield provides.  I am pleased to announce we’ve enrolled more students over this summer period than in recent history,” says Zylonis.  “While remaining true to our classical education roots, we’re constantly striving to be a pioneer in educational standards.  This fall we’re introducing new educational initiatives that include a Mandarin Chinese club, beginning in the elementary school, which is in addition to the Spanish already offered at that grade level, and the French, Latin and Greek offered to older students. We also are initiating a partnership with the remarkable local talent living in Rappahannock County through our new Adjunct Faculty Program, all while innovating new financial models to fund education in a rural context.”

Paul Larner, Chairman of the WCDS Board maintains, “WCDS has multi-pronged programs to engage with the community as we progress toward an expanded enrollment and greater financial stability.  WCDS’s record of achievement is impressive and unbroken.  Some missteps and shifting demographics rocked the school, but we’ve risen to the challenge and are all in for the future.  Our new board has spectacular talent and is focused sharply on the school’s priorities.  We look forward to leveraging our track record of success in our recruitment efforts.” 

“WCDS is a true Rappahannock gem and our future is bright; I look forward to welcoming new students from the WCDS 8-county service area and beyond,” adds Zylonis. 

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