Stacey Jamieson is an Admissions Counselor at Usdan. She previously served as Assistant Dean and enjoys interacting with students and teachers. Stacey boasts more than 20 years experience as an attorney and advocate for children.
Dean of Students
Dave Schecher returns to Usdan this summer for his 31st season. He is a trombonist, private music instructor and retired public school teacher who has also been the Director of The Long Island Brass Guild for many years.
Director of Education
Jillian Greenberg is an artist and educator, and Usdan’s Director of Education. Prior to joining Usdan, Jillian managed Studio In A School’s Artist Residency Program. She has taught visual art in schools, organizations, and museums across New York City. Jillian holds a Master’s in Art Education from Teachers College at Columbia University and an MFA from the Chelsea College of Art and Design in London.
Director of External Affairs
Director of Facilities
Enrollment and Admissions, Coordinator
Olivia Wise is in her third year as Usdan’s Coordinator Enrollment and Admissions. For the last eight years, Olivia has worked for arts and culture organizations, and enjoys being surrounded by young people experiencing the creative process all summer.
Lauren Brandt Schloss
Facilities Maintenance, Technician
Finance and Operations, Senior Director
Marketing and Communications, Consultant
Lafiya Watson Ramirez
Marketing and Public Relations Associate
Jaden Nogee is Usdan’s store manager and attends Binghamton University, where she studies accounting and information systems management. Jaden is a Usdan alum and continues to pursue musical theater and classical percussion in her spare time.
Student Supervision Assistant Teacher
Jasmin Smith teaches elementary school in Queens and holds a special passion for music and poetry. A Long Island native, Jasmin turned her love for both art and working with children into a career after earning her Master’s in Education from Sarah Lawrence College.
Courtney Kassinger has spent her summers at Usdan since 2002 when she first attended as a student. She has served as Discovery counselor, transportation staff, and is now Transportation Manager. Courtney is a teacher (and proud alum!) at Harborfields Central School District, teaching band, chorus, and music, as well as director of the annual Variety Show. She is a member of SCMEA and NAfME.