Meet the Faculty


John McCabe - Upper School Photo/Video
John McCabe has been working as a professional photographer for over 30 years in the fields of photojournalism, sports, theatrical and public relations.  His work has been published in many newspapers and magazines including the NY Times, the Daily News, The New York Post, Newsday and New York Magazine.  His photo essays have included Potters Field, Homelessness, Police Actions and Drug Addiction.  He has taught video, photography and the History of Jazz at D-E since 1987.  

Marisol Diaz - Upper School Visual Arts
Marisol Diaz majored in Visual Arts at Antioch College where she received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Painting and Sculpture.  Ms. Diaz received her Master of Fine Arts degree at the Maryland Institute, College of Art where she studied at the Hoffberger School of Painting under the direction of Grace Hartigan.  Her MFA thesis work  included three-dimensional work in addition to two-dimensional art.  Ms. Diaz continues to pursue her own artistic career avidly, and has exhibited her work and lectured on art as well as issues facing young women today both nationally and abroad.  You can follow Ms. Diaz and her pursuit of an artful life on her website and blog at


Caitlyn Young - Middle & Upper School Visual Arts
Caitlyn Young has been teaching Middle and Upper School Studio Art and Ceramics at Dwight-Englewood since 2007. She holds a MAT in Art and Design Education with honors from the Rhode Island School of Design and a BFA in Illustration with honors from Rochester Institute of Technology. Ms. Young has experience working in graphic design for Houghton Mifflin Company and Running Press Book Publishers. Originally from the rolling hills of Upstate New York, open spaces continue to influence her artwork. The land forms in her recent paintings are inspired from her travel to Arches National Park and Rocky Mountain National Park. These meditations explore our internal and external struggles as we seek to find peace.


Lydia Scrivanich - Middle and Upper School Visual Arts
Lydia Scrivanich is a native of New Jersey and attended the Pennsylvania State University on a Bunton-Waller Fellows Scholarship where she majored in Art Education with emphasis on drawing and painting and earned her Bachelor of Science degree. There she studied under longtime and leading art educators Dr. Brent Wilson and Dr. Marjorie Wilson. She came to Dwight -Englewood in 2005 after teaching at Bloomfield High School for four years and currently teaches both Middle and Upper School Studio Art courses. Her current artistic pursuits involve her reflection on the spirit of life by combining traditional two-dimensional drawing and painting media.

Elisa Garcia - Lower School Art
Elisa Garcia is an accomplished artist who holds a BFA from The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art, where she studied both at the School of Art & the Irwin S. Chanin School of Architecture.  Elisa did her fine art graduate work at USC and special education graduate work at CSUSM while she lived on the West coast.  Recently, Elisa has completed three self-subsidized collaborative architectural design/build projects and continues to exhibit her abstract paintings & prints in individual/group shows.  Elisa has pieces in the permanent collections of various individuals and organizations such as The Library of Congress and musician/singer, Sheryl Crow.  At present, Elisa is exploring new concepts of incorporating farm animals and visual arts to create NPO equestrian-art camps.


Rachel Brusky - Middle and Upper School Visual Arts
Rachel Brusky is in her fourth year at Dwight-Englewood, teaching Middle and Upper School Studio Art and 7th Grade Physical Computing.  Rachel is the Director of Visual Arts for the Summer Enrichment and Young Visionaries Programs at Dwight-Englewood School and teaches many of the art and architecture classes with the D-E Summer Connections Program.  In addition to teaching, Rachel has exhibited her artwork around the U.S., receiving awards and recognition for her work.  She formerly worked as an Artist-in-Residence in the pediatric oncology and neurology clinics at New York Presbyterian Hospital and as an Art Director at SoHo Publishing Company.  Rachel graduated from Rhode Island School of Design (with Honors) in 2001, earning a B.F.A in Illustration, with a concentration in Art History.  She received her M.F.A. (cum laude) in Painting from the New York Academy of Art in 2006. Website: