Assistant Head of School Beth Coyne
Beth Coyne serves as Assistant Head of School and Secondary School Placement Counselor. An educator since 1994, Beth has worked as a classroom teacher in both public and private schools, library media specialist, student advisor, and school administrator.
Beth came to The Country School as a 4th Grade teacher in 2002. From 2007-2009, she served as the Faculty Trustee on the TCS Board, and in 2008 she moved into the position of Library Media Specialist, returning to higher education to pursue a Masters in Library Science degree. Previously, Beth also served as Learning Differences Coordinator, supporting teachers in their work to meet the needs of all Country School learners. She was named Dean of Student Life in 2011 and also served as an advisor. She was named Assistant Head of School in 2018. She has participated in every Outdoor Education trip The Country School offers.
In her role as Secondary School Placement Counselor, Beth assists students and families as they explore their secondary school options, serving as the liaison between the secondary schools and The Country School. Beth has traveled throughout New England to visit independent secondary schools and junior boarding schools, and has hosted admissions staff from independent schools around the country to learn more about their communities.(Learn more about the Secondary School Placement process.)
Beth also coordinates the CTP4 from ERB as well as the SSAT for The Country School. She has been instrumental in supporting teachers with differentiated instruction to help students reach their fullest potential. In 2012, Beth was invited to serve on the ERB Board, speaking at their Annual Conference in San Diego on how to use data with classroom teachers to plan for students who need scaffolding or stretching in the classroom.
Beth graduated from the University of Rhode Island in 1992 with a BS in Elementary Education and in 1996 from Southern Connecticut State University with a MS in Special Education.She earned her MLS from Southern Connecticticut State University in 2011. Beth and her husband, Brendan, have two children, Joseph ‘15 and Maggie ’18. She is active in her community serving as President of the Board of Trustees of the Scranton Memorial Public Library in Madison, co-chair of the 2012 and 2013 Library Ball, Lector, catechist, and for five years coordinated the bi-annual food collections at St. Margaret Church in Madison.