2017-2018 Staff

Gabriella Marchesani

Staff Writer

This is Gaby's first year on The Spartacus.

Samantha Green

Staff Writer/Social Media

Samantha is a Freshman at Miami Country Day and has been here for 11 years. She works as a staff writer as well as co-editor of social media for The Spartacus. This is her first year on staff. She is a member of the Varsity Girls Go...

Taisa Strouse

Staff Writer

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 teams, as well as plays club soccer in Miami Shores. Schoolwork is ve...

Sophia Gostfrand


Sophia Gostfrand is a 10th grade student reporter at Miami Country Day School. In the Spring, she plays varsity girls softball. Sophia is also involved with the club at school “Best Buddies.” She enjoys being a sophomore an...

Karen S. Davis, CJE


Karen S. Davis is an Emmy-winning Producer/Writer, nationally certified Journalism Educator with a Masters in Education. She's an avid photographer, digital storyteller and proud adviser to The Spartacus and Spartan TV. When ...

Steve Brennan

Staff Advisor

Steve Brennan is a history teacher at Miami Country Day School, having originally arrived in the United States to study history at graduate school from England. His zest for the subject is matched by his love of teaching - a com...

Daniel Gallup

Head of Arts and Entertainment

Daniel Gallup is a junior, who plays bass, guitar, piano, and sings in 21 Hearts 1 Beat. He has a real passion for all things arts and entertainment and is honored to be the head of that division of the Spartacus. Whether it be...

Evelyn Abramowitz

Journalist & Editor Campus News

Evelyn, the Campus News section editor, is a junior at Miami Country Day School where she has been going to the school since first grade.  Beside her interest in journalism, Evelyn plays bass in the MCDS orchestra and also pla...

Sofia Paredes


Sofia Paredes is a sophomore at Miami Country Day School. She is a piano player and plays water polo on the varsity girls water polo team; she loves spending time with her friends and family, traveling around the world, and is always...

Maria Silva

Staff Writer

Maria Silva is a sophomore at Miami Country Day School. This is her second year as a writer for the Spartacus. She is on the Varsity Cross Country team and is involved with Model UN, CLP, and Operation Smile. Maria loves to travel an...

Madeline Sukhdeo

Spartans Speak Editor

Madeline Sukhdeo, Spartans Speak Editor for The Spartacus, is a sophomore at MCDS, and has been part of the Country Day community since second grade. She is a part of the volleyball team, and is a second violinist in the orchest...

Saavan Kamlani

Student Life Editor

Karen Rosenbloom


Karen Rosenbloom is a Senior at Miami Country Day. She enjoys sharing a laugh with family and friends,the exquisite culinary arts, timeless photography, endless movie nights, and crisp mornings spent with a cup of coffee in o...