Mrs. Ann Murdock
SAT Preparation
English Department Chair, Rumson Country Day School
Enrichment Specialist
Gifted and Talented Education Consultant

Mrs. Ann Murdock graduated from Penn State University in 1987 with a degree in elementary education. Before joining the English Department at Rumson Country Day School over a decade ago, she taught in Chichester, England; at Ranney School in Tinton Falls; and in Little Silver and Rumson Public Schools.

Mrs. Murdock earned a Masters degree in Educational Psychology (with a concentration in gifted and talented education) from the University of Connecticut in 2000. She has since won national recognition for curriculum development, published a non-fiction book about espionage, and launched a successful middle school debate program.



We welcome Mrs. Marissa Smith to our team!

Mrs. Marissa Smith graduated from Monmouth University in December 2000 with a double major in elementary
education and mathematics. Since graduation, Mrs. Smith has been teaching middle school math in Middletown for nearly 20 years. In that time she earned a Masters Degree also from Monmouth University.

Since college, she has tutored all ages, ranging from Kindergarten to high school math, including Algebra 1, Geometry, Algebra 2, and of course, the SATs.


April often helps out at the office. No worries – she’s hypoallergenic and very gentle!