Academic Affairs

The Academic Affairs Office is responsible for all aspects of academic life at Deerfield. The Dean of Studies is Lydia Hemphill. The Director of Academic Support is Sheryl Koyama. Ivory Hills serves as Assistant Head of School for Academic Affairs & Strategy.

Responsibilities of the Academic Affairs Office include:

  • Management of the Curriculum
  • Course requests and scheduling 
  • Reviewing and approving course change requests
  • Holding teachers accountable to Academy guidelines
  • Ensuring NCAA complianceā€”overseen by NCAA Compliance Officer
  • Overseeing the academic honesty disciplinary process
  • Making sure that students meet their graduation requirements

For more information about academic life at Deerfield, including the academic calendar, please visit the Academic Affairs Office page.


  1. Erin Donnally Drake

    Manager of Student Information Systems
    Academic Affairs Office
  2. Lydia Hemphill

    Dean of Studies
    Academic Affairs Office
  3. Ivory Hills

    Asst. HoS for Acad. Affairs & Strategy, Science Teacher
    Science & Computer Science, Academic Affairs Office
  4. Sheryl Koyama

    Asst. Academic Dean, Math Teacher
    Academic Affairs Office, Mathematics
  5. Kelsey Naughton

    Director of Institutional Research
    Academic Affairs Office
  6. Jess Pfeffer

    Assistant Director of Academic Support & English Teacher
    Academic Affairs Office
  7. Hannah White

    Administrative Assistant to the Academic Affairs Office
    Academic Affairs Office