Student Life

Student Guidance

At The Field School, guidance means caring about and knowing individuals. Field is about each single and unique student.

MIDDLE SCHOOL ADVISING AND MENTORING

Our youngest students meet in small groups with their advisor almost every afternoon for backpack checks, a review of homework assignments, conversation, and support. In addition, 10th, 11th, or 12th grade mentors work with every middle school student in programs organized by the school. The whole middle school meets regularly to learn together, serve together, and have fun together. Learn more about the middle school experience here.

GRADE HEADS WHO CONNECT STUDENTS, TEACHERS, AND PARENTS

Each grade at Field has one or two grade heads—one for each middle school grade, and two (a head and assistant) for each upper school grade—who monitor the students, keep in close touch with parents, and meet with teachers at that grade regularly. They lead all-grade activities with students but they also maintain individual relationships.

OUR EXPERIENCED SCHOOL PSYCHOLOGIST

Dr. John Kalil has been with Field for decades, and he has not only the outside expertise that teachers and students need but also a familiarity with Field’s values and methods. He is a critical and compassionate resource for students, teachers, and parents.


COLLEGE COUNSELING, ONE STUDENT AT A TIME

Field’s college counselors know their stuff—and our students. We work hard to find a strong match between each student and college because we know our families define success as something more profound than a fancy car decal. Meetings with families and students begin in 11th grade. Our amazing counselors, Amy and Jessica, work hand-in-hand with families to search for the perfect school. Then, they help to coordinate an application process that includes a letter from the school that tells each student’s unique story.

Student Guidance Team

List of 15 members.

  • Photo of Tara McHale

    Tara McHale 

    Director of Student Guidance and Growth; Science Teacher
    202-295-5816
  • Photo of Roya Farhadi Koczak

    Roya Farhadi Koczak 

    6th Grade Head; English Teacher
    202-295-5815
  • Photo of Harry Sullivan

    Harry Sullivan 

    7th Grade Head; Math Teacher
    202-295-5892
  • Photo of Elizabeth Weaver

    Elizabeth Weaver 

    Middle School Head; 8th Grade Head; English Teacher
    202-295-5866
  • Photo of Kata Solow

    Kata Solow 

    9th Grade Head; English Teacher
    202-295-5891
  • Photo of Adam Diaz

    Adam Diaz 

    10th Grade Head; Spanish Teacher
    202-295-5874
  • Photo of Kate Breslin

    Kate Breslin 

    11th Grade Head; Math Teacher
    202-295-5864
  • Photo of Aaron Bachmann

    Aaron Bachmann 

    12th Grade Head; History Teacher; Director of Student Life
    202-295-5860
  • Photo of John Kalil

    John Kalil 

    School Psychologist
    202-295-5833
  • Jenny Tully 

    Academic Services Coordinator
  • Photo of Desmond Beach

    Desmond Beach 

    Dean of Community and Culture; 2D Art Teacher
    202-295-5819
  • Photo of Amy Ciccone

    Amy Ciccone 

    Director of College Counseling
    202-295-5811
  • Photo of Jessica Turgeon

    Jessica Turgeon 

    Assistant Director of College Counseling
    202-295-5810
  • Photo of Jesse Gaylord

    Jesse Gaylord 

    Athletic Director; History Teacher
    202-295-5872
  • Photo of Carrie Johnson

    Carrie Johnson 

    Senior Director of Winter Internship Programming
    202-295-5832