Head of School


Head of School, David Egolf, began at Corlears in July, 2014. His work in New York independent schools has spanned nearly 2 decades, and began as an art teacher in the elementary ages. Over time, David served as Arts Director, Lower School Director and Assistant Head of School at his previous school.

He is passionate about early childhood and elementary education, especially in developing children’s collaborative problem solving skills. When you meet him, his excitement about schools and love of children come through immediately.

At Corlears, David has focused his passion for improving the way we teach young children to develop the school’s sophisticated elementary math program — an approach that reaches all students, and teaches them to think like mathematicians. David is also committed to advancing the school’s social justice initiative, and works in collaboration with the Board of Trustees, faculty and staff to ensure an inclusive and equitable community and program at Corlears.

administrative Leadership team

Yvonne Casuso, Director of Development and Alumni Relations

Robert Fantauzzi, Director of Business, Finance and HR

Alex Gelman, Director of Auxiliary Programs and Community Engagement


Thea Hubert, Dean of Students and Director of Enrollment Management

Amy-Marie Rivera, Assistant Head of School and Director of Teaching and Learning

Mansi Vasa, Director of Equity, Inclusion and Community Life