2016-2017 Staff

Taisa Strouse

Taisa Strouse is Co-Editor in Chief of The Spartacus together with Sofia Paredes.  This is her fourth year on The Spartacus, where she's had various roles, including Sports Editor last year.  Taisa is on both the Varsity So...

Karen S. Davis, CJE

Where I Was Born Kingston, NY Why I joined The Spartacus As a former TV writer, producer and exec- turned- educator, I have a passion for helping budding journalists find the right words, the truest images, the most powerf...

Sofia Paredes

Sofia Paredes was named Co-Editor-in-Chief alongside Taisa Strouse in the spring of 2019. She is a senior and a member of the Varsity Girls Swimming and Water Polo teams. She is also on the board of Girl Up and the Science Nati...

Karen Davis

Karen S. Davis, MS. Ed., CJE Karen S. Davis is an Emmy-winning Producer/Writer, nationally certified Journalism Educator, avid photographer, digital storyteller and proud adviser to The Spartacus and Spartan TV. When Ms. Davis is n...

Taisa Strouse

Taisa Strouse is a sophomore at Miami Country Day and this is her second year as a writer on The Spartacus Staff. She is on the Varsity Soccer and Cross Country team, as well as plays club soccer in Miami Shores. Schoolwork is ver...

Maria Silva

Where I Was Born Florianópolis, Brazil Why I joined The Spartacus I joined The Spartacus because of my love for writing and to ensure that the student body is both informed and engaged with what is happening in our comm...

Ben Kreger

Ben Kreger is Sophomore and has been attending MCDS since fifth grade. Ben is a responsible and hardworking student. When he is not studying hard for all of his classes, he can be found watching hockey or spending time with friends...

Amy Gallup

Ms. Amy Gallup is an avid newspaper reader, a film buff, and, in her spare time, the Humanities Department Chair.   Among the MCDS responsibilities she loves most - advising The Spartacus and the GSA and ABC clubs, introducing a new ...

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