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All Things Social @ Derryfield

Celebrating our 51st Commencement

Dave Grosso ’78


COMMENCEMENT: JUNE 9, 2018 Class of 2018 graduates emerge from the celebratory tent to rejoice with classmates and family. Commencement coverage begins on page 24.



Message from the Head .............. 2 campus notes Classroom ................................... 4 Art................................................ 8 Athletics ....................................... 12 Breakthrough Manchester ....... 18 Advancement & Leadership................................... 20 Class of 2018................................ 24 Annual Report ............................. 34 alumni news



Class Notes ................................. 50 Life After Derryfield...................... 62 Remembering Founders............. 64 Donor Profile ................................ 65

DERRYFIELD TODAY Dawn Kilcrease, Editor Director of Marketing & Communications Annie Branch, Assistant Editor/ Photographer Director of Digital Communications Derryfield Today is published by The Derryfield School. If you note errors, please notify us at 603.669.4524, ext. 2201 or send an email to Correspondence may be addressed to: Director of Marketing & Communications The Derryfield School 2108 River Road, Manchester, NH 03104



The Derryfield School is a coeducational, non-sectarian, college-preparatory day school currently serving 390 students in grades 6-12 from over 50 communities. The mission of The Derryfield School is to inspire bright, motivated young people to be their best and provide them with the skills and experiences needed to be valued, dynamic, confident, and purposeful members of any community. For more information about the School, please visit the website at


Danielle Llewelyn, Director of Student Leadership and Service leads a discussion at the 4th Annual Student Leadership Summit. Burr and Burton Mountain Academy June 18-20, 2018 Peru, VT D E R RY F I E L D.O R G

MESSAGE FROM THE HEAD 2017–2018 BOARD OF TRUSTEES Mary Halpin Carter Head of School Bradley Benson ’78 Chair Christine Cikacz Vice Chair Shannon McGinley Secretary James K. Steiner Treasurer Lori Evans Alderin ’00 Everett G. Bishop Stephen Carter Sally B. Green Lauren J. Hines William Kelsey Barbara Labonte James R. Lamp Paul J. Leyden Richard Lombardozzi, Jr Daniel S. Muskat ’82 Emily R. Newick ’97


ear Friends,

This issue of DS Today will fascinate you as it addresses how our faculty is reshaping the Derryfield experience to meet our mission in 2018; and to ensure our graduates are prepared to lead purposeful, happy, and successful lives in the 21st century.

available, people need to know how to curate, analyze, compare, generate, and create using knowledge while working with others. This education will include more student research, especially in the sciences, and provide greater student action and choice.

Our seniors thrive in the college process, thanks to Derryfield’s excellent academic preparation and stellar college counseling.

Campus & Campaign In order to support this Program Vision, we must update our facilities. This May, our Board of Trustees voted to break ground on an Athletics & Wellness building and construction is underway. Next March, contractors will begin converting the gym, locker rooms, and classrooms in the senior hallway into a Science & Innovation Center. We will continue to fundraise for these projects for the next two years, and hope that both current and alumni families will be supportive of these investments in the long term sustainability of Derryfield. We need these facilities for our science, STEM, design thinking, wellness, and athletic programs. We also need them in order to be sufficiently competitive to maintain our record enrollment. These facilities will help transform our program and fulfill the new academic vision.

Jamie Pagliocco Lucy S. Potter E. Charles Sanborn David A. Thirkill Neal Winneg ’78 TRUSTEE EMERITUS Ellie Cochran ’69 Pam VanArsdale

LEADERSHIP Mary Halpin Carter Head of School Susan Grodman Associate Head of School

ADVANCEMENT Anna Moskov Director of Advancement Alice Handwerk Director of Alumni Development Carrie Brown Director of The Derryfield Fund Shauna Sarsfeld Advancement Office Coordinator Greg Lange Advancement Officer


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Our Program Vision, which our faculty have been developing for two years, aims beyond college preparation; it is intended to develop graduates who will be invaluable to any organization they join when they enter the world of work. Derryfield cultivates agile thinkers and effective performers, the kind who everyone wants to hire and work with, individuals who look at every product, system, experience, and situation with an eye for how it can be better. We call this disposition the innovator’s mindset. We develop young adults who understand their responsibility to lead for the common good and possess the skills to do so. (To learn more about our leadership program, see page 28.) To meet these aims, we will be educating students differently. The innovator’s mindset evolves from practice working on projects involving open-ended questions and disparate information. As coaches say “You have to practice like you play”, so our students will be presented with real world, multidisciplinary problems with uncertain answers. Cognitive science has found that for most skills and knowledge to become part of memory, students need to apply them as they acquire them. Some technical knowledge will always be essential, however, in an era where knowledge is exponentially expanding and ever

We have included, as an insert to this magazine, the full Academic Program Vision. We hope you will read through it and join Derryfield faculty, staff, and students on this exciting journey into the 21st century. Yours in the maroon and white,

Mary Halpin Carter, Ph.D. Head of School

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After a BBC news story [about the Syrian Civil War] finished I asked my father, “Who is the good side in the war?” My father responded by saying, “The only good side in war is peace.” His answer changed the way I perceive the world because it opened my mind to the possibility of a world without violence...





Matthew Farah ’22 Community Meeting, February 2018





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nnovation took on a new meaning in the Middle School this past spring. As Derryfield places a growing emphasis on teaching students 21st century skills, Middle School Head Mr. Blaisdell has been working in collaboration with Dr. Masoni in the STEMX department to incorporate these skills into the curriculum. Particularly, they prioritize “design thinking,” which is defined as “a design methodology that provides a solutionbased approach to solving problems.” Dr. Masoni and Mr. Blaisdell led efforts to bring this unique method of problem solving into the classroom this past year, whether in the form of “a sixth grade English project, a seventh grade math geometry project, or a signature project in eighth grade.” However, the culminating experience for the exploration of design thinking in the Middle School took the form of the MusicX Innovation Challenge. The MusicX Challenge followed a similar project in 2017, dubbed “SportX.” SportX challenged students to develop the optimal game for Middle Schoolers to play that met a set of specific requirements, such as number of participants. The design process proved to be interactive and fun, and yielded exciting results. Hoping to continue this program but with a fresh challenge, Mr. Blaisdell discovered the connection between music and STEMX through a conversation with Dr. Masoni: “As a musician, when Dr. Masoni was explaining to me how he believes in the cycle of Design Thinking, I’m like, yeah, this is totally what

set of guidelines prompted students to think critically and creatively as they engaged in the challenge.

Zach Rosenthal ’24, Quinn Llewelyn ’24, and Ben Rosenthal ’24 showcase their invention during Community Meeting.

you do when you write a piece of music.” And so MusicX was born: students were given the mission to “form a MusicX band with fellow students for the purpose of composing a new piece of music that consists of one or all of the following: original lyrics, original instrumental music, and original homemade instruments (this could include modifying real instruments).” In addition, participating groups had to submit two audition videos, including a documentation of the creative process and a performance. An extensive

A total of 11 groups participated, each composing a one to three minute long original piece, with some groups even designing original instruments. Particularly innovative was the submission from the “Beet Bop Billy’s,” who, “instead of doing separate instruments, actually designed an instrument that all of them could play at the same time.” Their instrument involved homemade percussion and strings, crafted using pie tins and rubber bands and cleverly coupled with guitar amps. Mr. Blaisdell also notes the number of compositions that included lyrics related to events at school as a highlight of the experience. All of the submissions were showcased at an all-school community meeting, giving the young innovators a chance to shine. As for the future of the design thinking challenges, Mr. Blaisdell hopes to rotate SportX, MusicX, and a science-based challenge on a three year basis to ensure that each class in the Middle School gets to sample them all and test their 21st century skills. Their passion for discovery and design is inspiring, and we can’t wait to see more of their creative work in the future!

MATH TEAM CALCULATES THEIR WAY TO STATE CHAMPIONS Derryfield Mathletes participated in their last competition on February 7 and came away state champions! According to their coach, Mr. Induni, “We won the SMASH State championship for the S (small) division. Kedai Wei placed first among all freshmen in New Hampshire and Kate Jiang placed third among all seniors in New Hampshire. Additionally, we competed in NEML (New England Math League) which is an on-site, paper and pencil competition, as well as Math Madness which is a digital competition.” While there were no awards for either of these competitions, it was great to expand the team’s participation in larger competitions. Additionally, Mr. Induni took a team of four to Worcester Polytechnic Institute last fall and Kate Jiang 4

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received a commodation and scholarship offer for her placement in that tournament. Team member Haijian Wang '19 provided some insight into the preparation process for the various competitions. He mentioned that while the team did not have much prep time, captain Kate arranged weekly meetings to practice computations in order to strengthen the necessary mathematical skills. Haijian points to the group's collaborative nature as the driving force of their success, noting that while each team member competed in three of five sections ranging from basic Algebra to more advanced math, they all discussed their methods with other members to help understand each others' mistakes. Congratulations is certainly deserved for this dedicated group after a successful year of computing.

Derryfield mathletes present Dr. Mary Halpin Carter with the State trophy during Community Meeting.



erryfield robotics teams tested their mettle at the First Tech Challenge (FTC) Championship in February. The Middle School team (#12758, the Hungry Robots) and Upper School team (#11536, the DS Dynamos) were part of the field of thirty New Hampshire teams competing at SNHU to advance to the East Coast super-regional. FTC is the third of four levels of robotics competition sponsored by FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology), founded in 1989 by Dean Kamen here in Manchester, NH. In the FIRST Tech Challenge, teams build a robot that fits inside an 18” cube, starting with a kit of parts, then fashioning and adding parts as needed. During a match, pairs of robots compete­—first autonomously, using commands that have been programmed in advance, then through driver control, using a joystick game controller. The game details change each year, but typical requirements are gathering and stacking objects, throwing things, balancing items, using visual sensors, and moving faster (hopefully!) than your opponents. After the qualifying rounds, which went from 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m., the Dynamos were in 11th place and the Hungry Robots were in 13th place. Only twelve teams go to the playoffs, but not necessarily the top twelve teams. FTC has an interesting system where the top four teams invite other teams to be partners to help them win it all. The winner of the tournament advances, and also the Inspire Award winner, which is chosen based on outreach, professionalism, creativity, innovation, and positivity. So we knew that neither Derryfield team was headed to Scranton, but we were hoping to help another team get there in the playoff elimination rounds.

Rylan Morgan ’21 and Zack Horton ’20.

tied against powerhouse Gluten Free (two incredible homeschoolers from Hollis)...except for a 10 point penalty for starting early. Ouch and double ouch! In the end, Gluten Free took their spot with a big win, and R.O.U.S. won the Inspire Award. They will represent New Hampshire in March.

The Upper School team is mostly from the ninth grade, and the Middle School team has a variety of grades represented. Overall we’re looking forward to some continuity in the coming years as our program grows. Both teams learned a lot this year, and made incredible strides with teamwork and engineering. Derryfield robotics has a bright future ahead.

Invitations started and it became clear that teams had done some research, trying to find other teams that would be a fit—not just looking at the standings. Some teams with a higher seed got skipped, but surprisingly both of the Derryfield teams were chosen! Unfortunately, both lost in heartbreaking fashion. First the Middle School robot died on the platform, with a loose connection somewhere, and their alliance lost the match by 1 point! Then the Upper School and R.O.U.S. (Robots Of Unusual Size, a community team from Concord) D E R RY F I E L D.O R G



ecently the mainstream media has made alarmist comparisons between modern American society and the fall of Rome. As a classics scholar, Derryfield Latin teacher Mike Leary took an interest in this comparison, most popularly introduced in Cullen Murphy’s 2007 book, Are We Rome? Rather than accepting media sensationalism, Mr. Leary was inspired by his 2016 summer reading selection to create a history class that takes a deeper look at the comparisons between the two cultures.

having used Rome as an example for itself, learn from them? Eleven students, five of whom attend other MSON partner schools from across the country, enjoyed the offering as discussions were the lead component of the course design. A prerequisite of US History ensured that students had the knowledge to participate fully. Mr. Leary enjoyed doing the research to deepen his knowledge of US History, which led to the discovery of different texts that were used in the course. While Mr.

Leary used his expertise in the Latin language to enrich the discussions, a working knowledge of the language was not required. The bulk of the course entailed out-of-class research and reading, with students logging in to the bi-weekly class meeting ready for the directed discussions. Are We Rome? is one of several online classes offered by Derryfield faculty and others from 22 schools around the country. At Derryfield, interest in taking MSON classes has expanded considerably since the program began.

When he was approached by administration about the prospect of teaching an online class as part of Derryfield’s collaboration with the Malone Schools Online Network (MSON), this topic seemed like a perfect fit. Like other MSON class offerings, including Arabic, Multivariable Calculus, Medical Bioethics, and Forensic Science, it was a subject he couldn’t find anywhere else as an offering for high school students. Mr. Leary found the book had interesting points about the similarities between the Roman Empire and the United States beyond what people normally think. He used the book as a starting point for the class, which “examined, among other things, political and social ideologies, privatization, globalization, borders, and exceptionalism.” Discussions centered around primary sources from both Rome and the United States. The course was structured around one basic question: How can the United States,



wonderful component of teaching at Derryfield is having the independence and flexibility to take an inspiring conversation or chance meeting and turn it into a powerful learning opportunity for your students. Dean of Academic Program and Environmental Studies teacher Brent Powell took advantage of just such an encounter for his class last fall. Derryfield parent Erik Drake struck up a conversation with Mr. Powell when their sons were visiting Derryfield for a buddy day. The conversation turned to Brent’s Environmental Studies class and the issue of food sustainability when Mr. Drake mentioned that he works for Pete and Gerry’s Organic Eggs. 6

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Pete and Gerry’s is a family-run organic egg producing business dedicated to producing the “freshest free range eggs on real, small family farms and are committed to the humane treatment of animals.” All of their organic and free range egg products are Certified Humane, USDA Organic, and B-Corporation Certified. As owner Jesse LaFlamme learned, in today’s world of global corporations, staying true to this type of endeavor is not easy. Jesse came back to his family’s farm the day after he graduated from college and took over the business started by his grandfather. That chance encounter in the admission office turned into a three-weeklong classroom project tackling the problem of

how the company can best increase sales while staying true to their mission. Mr. Powell wanted the students in his Environmental Studies class to focus on building the skill of problem-solving and change-making in the world to help address Pete and Gerry’s dilemma of staying true to their local roots while growing nationally. Four groups of five students worked together to assess the challenges and develop proposals for possible solutions. All in all, it was a great learning experience for everyone involved. Both Mr. LaFlamme and Mr. Drake were able to attend the presentations, and were impressed with the execution and poised



ou’ve probably never wondered what index cards and aluminum foil have to do with STEM, but it turns out that all three were brought together this spring in the Open Circuit Challenge, led by upper school science teachers Ms. Watt and Ms. Llewelyn. The premise of the challenge is to engage both middle and upper school girls in fun and innovative activities that promote interest in the fields of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM), a growing department at Derryfield. According to Ms. Watt, “Research has shown that middle school tends to be the time that girls move away from STEM subjects, so we want to provide a safe environment for girls to continue to explore these subjects and also connect with other girls and women who have similar interests.” The first activity, held at a meeting in April, challenged students to build the tallest freestanding index card tower possible while still able to support a stuffed animal. Freshmen Lila Kelsey and Charlotte Rohlfs came away the winners, with their design that was “based off of a tripod stool, which was very different than the other designs.” The index card challenge was “harder than it looked,” in the words of Ms. Watt. The second activity, held in May, engaged students through a challenge that required them to build an aluminum foil boat that could hold the most mass possible, armed only with foil, tape, and straws. Ms. Watt says that they “completely

maturity of the groups. The students came up with some insights that they found useful and that the company might consider using. Mr. Drake says he was excited about the prospect of helping Derryfield students learn about sustainability and better food choices, adding that he loves working at a place he is proud to tell his family about. Parents were invited to attend the presentation, and were impressed with the depth of presentations. One shared, “I liked that there were so many aspects of learning with this project; research, planning, environmental and business info, visuals and the dynamics of a group project. The students were well-spoken, even off

Katharine Gage ’21 and Pallavi Saxena ’24.

underestimated the foil boat challenge and had to scramble to get more mass.” Freshman Brooke Nolan and sixth-grader Eleanor Kerwin were the winners, with a boat that supported 402 grams of mass. Both activities involved critical thinking, innovation, and design skills, all necessary assets for STEM fields. Considering how successful both challenges were, Ms. Watt says that “We hope to have monthly meetings next year that will be a combination of additional challenges, speakers, and other presentations. We will look to the

the cuff. I liked that they were able to defend their ideas.” Another contended, “giving a real-world problem, empowering them to believe that their ideas actually mattered, allowing school time, and delivering an end result exactly like ‘grown ups’ have to do­—brilliant!” The students enjoyed the experience, as well. Sophomore Julia Tilton liked that they had a lot of freedom to explore different strategies and scenarios for marketing. In addition, she found the project “engaging because it had a real life aspect, which made it more interesting than a typical school project, which may not have had the same real world connections.”

students to give ideas as to what they are interested in doing.” She and Ms. Llewelyn are also interested in expanding the opportunity for students to attend STEM conferences. Due to the welcoming and collaborative environment of the challenges, it is clear to see that great work is being done at Derryfield to combat the worldwide dearth of women in STEM fields and raise up the next generation of innovators.

The fact that the students presented directly to the owners of the company and then received their feedback made a big impression on Julia, as well. According to Mr. Powell, time and again the students mentioned the family aspect of the company and noted how much they liked that it was held together by relatives. It was especially meaningful that students were able to work closely with a company that so deeply values family, one of Derryfield’s core values.




he spring trimester is often associated with the end-of-year scramble as projects pile up and final exams loom in the near future. However, Creative Arts Department Chair Ms. Barsi added an inspiring element to the last few weeks of school as she oversaw the first ever “Derryfield Creates” exhibition featured in the Lyceum Gallery from April 9th through May 18th. Student art is periodically exhibited in multiple locations throughout the school, but “Derryfield Creates” shifted the spotlight to the less widely celebrated members of the community: 25 faculty members, staff, parents, families, and alumni. The mission of the exhibition was to highlight the diversity of true creativity, as Ms. Barsi notes that “Creativity comes in many forms and is not limited to the creative arts. One need not be a professional artist or performer to express creative talent. Creativity does, however, require patience, practice, and perseverance.” True to Ms. Barsi’s mission, a diverse array of art was on display, from poetry to crochet to pottery. Work that could not be visually shown in the

gallery was performed on the evening of the final day of the exhibition. In addition to Ms. Barsi’s own garden crafted from layered paper art, faculty members Dr. Carter (needlework) and Ms. DiTullio (calligraphy and poetry) were featured, as well as Ms. Keefe-Hancock (sewing/cross stitch) and Mr. Induni (poetry), among many others. Mr. McNeil wowed viewers with his motorcycle stunts, and Mr. Hunton and Mr. Bonjorno performed a duet arrangement of “O Danny Boy.”

Ms. Barsi hopes to make “Derryfield Creates” a biannual event, and we look forward to a bright and creative future in the Derryfield community.

Many parents and alumni also participated. Jennifer Johnson, mother of Kellyn Johnson ’18, presented her original woodwork trees, and Boyan Moskov, husband to Anna Moskov, displayed a ceramic piece that he described as “A beautiful accent, not a distraction.” Rosalie Steiner ’17 returned to show her Scholastic-Award-winning digital manga art, and oil paintings by Colette Chretien ’09 were also featured. April and May were certainly filled with muchneeded inspiration, reminding everyone to seek creativity in the most unexpected of places, and perhaps from the most unexpected of people.



he halls of the Derryfield Middle School were abuzz this past year with the sound of a new instrument on campus: the ukulele. Introduced during the fall of the 2017-2018 school year by Instrumental Music teacher Mr. Bonjorno, the ukulele is the newest addition to the sixth grade Creative Arts curriculum that also includes units in visual arts and drama. When prompted to share the inspiration behind initiating the instrument, Mr. Bonjorno shares that “I was learning to play the ukulele myself and realized that it made a good teaching tool. It’s much smaller and easier to handle, transport, and care for than a guitar.” Given the ease with which it incorporates multiple musical concepts, the ukulele naturally seemed like a good start for what is the first step in many of the sixth graders’ musical journeys. The learning process begins when “students start by learning songs on open strings (no fingers on fretboard). We quickly add notes on the fretboard and learn to play the C major scale. Close to the end of the process, we learn the F major scale and some basic chords (more than one note played at the 8

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same time).” All of the hard work is necessary for the culmination of the unit, a concert in which a variety of songs are performed. A stroll through the Middle School or a visit to a community meeting quickly reveals that the ukulele is a big hit amongst the young musicians. Not only do the kids enjoy the process of learning a new instrument, but Mr. Bonjorno notes that “They also learn listening and cooperative skills while playing in rhythm together as an ensemble.” The collaborative nature of the ukulele is especially effective at building the musicians’ confidence and opening the door to future musical pursuits and performances, perhaps even as ensembles. In addition, Mr. Bonjorno points out that the ukulele can be utilized as a springboard for other instruments as well: “The concepts introduced with ukulele are applicable to violin, viola, cello and bass, not to mention guitar.” It’s certainly an exciting time for the Creative Arts department as a new class of ukulele players commence their studies with Mr. Bonjorno. We’ve

seen occasions where this course has sparked the beginning of a lifelong love and appreciation of music. Last year this was evidenced by the creativity shown by the students in creating their own arrangements including a Latin version of the Benny Goodman Classic “Stompin at the Savoy,” a classic swing version of Al Green’s “Let’s Stay Together,” and very complicated but fun version of “Unit Seven” by jazz guitar legend Wes Montgomery.



ust as Derryfield offers honors and AP courses for those students who want to pursue an academic subject at a more rigorous level, the capstone experience in the visual arts department is the year-long series of electives dubbed “Advanced Studio Art.” Creative Arts department chair Mrs. Barsi notes that “the course is designed to allow students to work on individually directed goals, to create meaningful and fully developed artwork that reflects advanced knowledge of the visual arts, creativity, ingenuity, and self-expression.”

the diversity in styles and interests of the young artists: Ada Hu ’19 created traditional Chinese art that she sewed herself, Andrew Lombardozzi ’18 included a podcast interview with his grandmother as a component of his project, and Crystal Xie ’18 integrated her self-portrait into video form with accompanying audio that represented her Chinese and American identities, to name a few. Advanced Studio Art pushed the students out of their artistic comfort zones, and Mrs. Barsi points out with pride that all of the students

experimented with new materials for the first time. In addition to trying out new artistic mediums, the students were challenged by being limited to short class periods and a 11 week term to complete their projects, which often must be modified and adapted throughout the creation process. However, the stressful moments are balanced by the reward of the final exhibitions, “When the students can take a deep breath, step away from the artwork they have spent so much time researching and creating to reflect and celebrate their peers.”

This past year, 5 young artists took on the challenge of fully investing themselves into their creations. Each trimester started with an extensive planning process for the culminating project, which “students begin by determining what Big Ideas they would like to explore in their work (i.e., Memory, Power, Identity, etc.). They determine what media they would like to work in, research artists that inspire them, and then lay out their goals and include an estimated timeline for when they will complete their work throughout the trimester.” Not only are students tasked with directing their own curriculum, but “students develop their own grading rubric for this class based on five main criteria; growth & studio practices, craftsmanship, composition & originality, and understanding of medium/ concepts.” As the students began the creation process, they engaged in frequent one-on-one conferences with Mrs. Barsi, as well as class critiques that allowed them to hear others’ perspectives on their art. However, their learning did not take place exclusively in the classroom: students were expected to visit and make notes about various galleries and local art museums, as well as participate in class trips to art museums such as the MFA in Boston and similar institutions in NYC. The fall and winter trimesters culminated in “popup” shows to showcase the students’ creations, while the spring ended in a celebration of student work in a more traditional setting in the Lyceum Gallery. To bring an “entrepreneurial component” into the course, “the students are responsible for publicizing their exhibit, developing posters and gallery cards, hanging their work, and setting up the event space with decorations, music and refreshments.” The spring exhibition reflected

“Machine” by Crystal Xie ’18.

“Sloop” by Megan Farr ’18.

“Age of the Flower” by Brianna Winder ’19.

“The Time Goes Very Fast” by Andrew Lombardozzi ’18.




he Middle School Players kicked off the 2017-2018 theater season in November with a charming production of You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown. The 40-member cast brought the much-beloved characters of Charlie Brown and his gang, including Lucy, Linus, Sally, Schroeder, and Snoopy to life as they sang and danced their way through the show. Audiences were thrilled by musical numbers such as “The Baseball Game” and “Beethoven Day,” and all thoroughly enjoyed the heartwarming rendition and favorite, childhood characters. In early March, the Derryfield Players presented Stephen Schwartz’s PIPPIN, a musical about a prince in search of meaning and purpose in life. The play within a play was told by a troupe of actors, led by the Leading Player, who showed Pippin different avenues he could take in life, from academia to religious life to romance. Coupled with a steampunk theme and stirring musical numbers, the production was a rousing success and left the audience appreciative of the trials and tribulations that accompany the pursuit of happiness. An ensemble of 6 upper school students took the stage in May to close out an inspiring year of performances on the Derryfield stage with John Cariani’s play Almost, Maine. Set in small-town Maine and with a plot centered around a series of simultaneous events, the story was unified by the common theme of love. Each cast member took on multiple roles, and the sweet, introspective story was the perfect end to another successful theater season.


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beautiful fall helped Derryfield Athletics to quickly get into full swing with the Varsity Golf program returning to glory winning the D-III State championship with sophomores Gunnar Senatore (individual champion) and Colin McCaigue (runner-up) both taking home individual honors. A strong performance was once again turned in by our field hockey program in D-II earning another playoff appearance and All American recognition for sophomore Lindsey Stagg. Both our soccer programs made the playoffs with the boys finding redemption winning the D-III State championship. Coach Cousineau guided the team to its 300th win since he took the coaching helm for the program.


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FALL SPORTS Field Hockey (10-2-3): D-II Quarter-Finalist CLASS OF 1970 AWARD: Isabell Plotsker ’18 and Anna Welch ’18 Lindsey Stagg ’20: NORTHERN NE REGIONAL ALL-AMERICAN TEAM, NFHCA HIGH SCHOOL 2017 NATIONAL ALL-AMERICAN, 3RD TEAM Lindsey Stagg ’20, Sydney Socha ’19: DIVISION-II, 1ST TEAM ALL STATE Tori Sipes ’19: DIVISION-II, 2ND TEAM ALL STATE Crew: Participation in Head of Fish and George Dirth NH Championship Regatta CLASS OF 1970 AWARD: Libby Marcouillier ’18 and Max Karpawich ’18 Golf (26-1): D-III State Champions CLASS OF 1970 AWARD: Reese Collins ’18 and Jack Perkins ’18 Colin McCaigue ’20: INDIVIDUALS D-III RUNNER-UP, 1ST TEAM ALL STATE Gunnar Senatore ’20: INDIVIDUALS D-III CHAMPION, 1ST TEAM ALL STATE Reese Collins ’18: 3RD TEAM ALL STATE Boys’ Soccer (18-0-0): D-III State Champions CLASS OF 1970 AWARD: Nate Kelsey ’18 Nate Kelsey ’18, Jeffrey Pratt ’18, and Oliver Simon ’18: 1ST TEAM ALL STATE Andrew Dubreuil ’18, Trent Henrich ’18, and Emir Islamovich ’19: 2ND TEAM ALL STATE Coach Jeffrey Cousineau: 301ST COACHING WIN AT DERRYFIELD, UNITED SOCCER NH COACH OF THE YEAR Girls’ Soccer (6-9-2) CLASS OF 1970 AWARD: Grace Feigl ’18 Boys’ Cross Country: Granite State Conference, 3RD Place CLASS OF 1970 AWARD: Caleb Richmond ’18 Caleb Richmond ’18: D-III STATES, 7TH PLACE Matt Michaud ’19: D-III STATES, 18TH PLACE Girls’ Cross Country: Granite State Conference, 3RD Place CLASS OF 1970 AWARD: Kate Jiang ’18 Emma Pyles ’20: 4TH PLACE, GRANITE STATE CONFERENCE MEET




ith cold temperatures outside, our fantastic Cougar fans packed the gym and turned it into a loud house this winter, helping to rock both our basketball teams into the playoffs with the boys going undefeated earning the number 1 seed and making a semifinal appearance. The girls swim team made a splash this winter following up their successful 2017 campaign with a 3rd place finish in D-II with junior Lindsey Wagner becoming an individual State champion and sophomore Krya Chen earning All American recognition. Both the Nordic and Alpine teams took advantage of the cold temperatures and heated up the slopes sending 6 racers to the Meet of Champions with freshman Charlie Butler earning a bronze medal in slalom, junior Miranda Shilling (silver GS, gold slalom) winning the individual State Championship and the boys alpine team finishing runners-up in division-IV.


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WINTER SPORTS Boys’ Basketball (18-0): D-III Semi-Finalist CLASS OF 1970 AWARD: Andrew Dubreuil ‘18 and Trent Henrich ’18 Andrew Dubreuil ’18: 1ST TEAM ALL STATE Girls’ Basketball (7-11) CLASS OF 1970 AWARDS: Sydney Socha ’19 Sydney Socha ’19: NHIAA ALL ACADEMIC TEAM Shawna Lesmerises ’21: HONORABLE MENTION ALL STATE TEAM Alpine Skiing: Boys’ D-IV State Champion Runner-up, Girls’ 4th Overall CLASS OF 1970 AWARD: Aidan Alusic-Bingham ’18 Kyle Goldberg ’19, Henry Howe ’20, Charlie Butler ’21, Miranda Shilling ’19: MEET OF CHAMPIONS Charlie Butler ’21: SLALOM BRONZE MEDALIST Miranda Shilling ’19: GS SILVER MEDALIST, SLALOM GOLD MEDALIST, OVERALL STATE CHAMPION, GRANITE STATE ALL-CONFERENCE Aidan Alusic-Bingham ’18: GRANITE STATE ALL-CONFERENCE Nordic Skiing CLASS OF 1970 AWARDS: Darby Gillett ’18 and Caleb Richmond ’18 Darby Gillett ’18 and Katherine Gage ’21: MEET OF CHAMPIONS Swimming: Girls’, 3rd in D-III Lindsey Wagner ’19: INDIVIDUAL STATE CHAMPION, UNH POOL RECORD 50 FREESTYLE AND 100 BACKSTROKE Kyra Chen ’20: INDIVIDUAL STATE CHAMPION, 100 YARD FREESTYLE Ice Hockey (1-17)




rainy, cold start to the spring didn’t dampen spirits at DS! Our baseball and softball programs both made the playoffs, with the softball team making another deep, playoff run to finish D-IV State runners-up for the second consecutive year. The tennis teams also saw success with the girls earning the #2 seed for the tournament and advancing to the D-I State semifinals. Our girls lacrosse program turned in another stellar year earning the regular season #1 seed and advanced to the D-III State semifinals while seeing 6 girls recognized for All State achievement. On the boys side, the team successfully defended its title for the second consecutive year to become 3 time D-II champions (5th title overall) and run their consecutive game winning streak to 53 games (the nation’s longest win streak). Junior Max Horton was named Academic All American, while senior Connor Glosner earned National All American recognition. 16

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Boys’ Tennis (4-10) CLASS OF 1970 AWARD: Jeff Pratt ’18 and Trent Henrich ’18 Jeff Pratt ’18: SINGLES STATE SEMI-FINALIST Jeff Pratt ’18 and Trent Henrich ’18: DOUBLES STATE SEMI-FINALISTS Girls’ Tennis (15-2): D-I Semi-Finalist CLASS OF 1970 AWARDS: Cailley Rawson ’18 Caroline Desmarais ‘20: BAGEL PRINCESS Abi Leonardi ’19 and Emma Place ’19: SEEDED #5 STATE INDIVIDUAL TOURNAMENT Boys’ Lacrosse (20-0): D-II State Champions CLASS OF 1970 AWARDS: Brian Schwab ’18 Connor Glosner ’18: ALL AMERICAN Max Horton ’19: ACADEMIC ALL AMERICAN, DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE YEAR Coach Chris Hettler: COACH OF THE YEAR

Boys’ Track CLASS OF 1970 AWARDS: Caleb Richmond ’18 Ian Dillon ’18: SCHOOL RECORD 100m, 200m and 4x100 team; 2ND PLACE 200M STATES Sam Duan ’20: SCHOOL RECORD shot put Matthias Allman’20: SCHOOL RECORD Javelin, 4x100 team, and 4x400 team Girls’ Track CLASS OF 1970 AWARD: Holly Rohlfs ’19 Holly Rohlfs ’19: SCHOOL RECORD Triple Jump, Long Jump and 300 Hurdles Emmy Plage ’21: SCHOOL RECORD HIGH High Jump Maddy Thorne ’19: SCHOOL RECORD 100M, 400M Taylor Hare ’19: SCHOOL RECORD Javelin, 4x100 team, 4x400 team, 4x800 team

Girls’ Lacrosse (15-2): D-III Semi-finalist CLASS OF 1970 AWARD: Darby Gillett ’18 Lucy Licata ’21: NATIONAL TOURNAMENT NH/VT TEAM 1 Jess Carr ’19: NATIONAL TOURNAMENT NH/VT TEAM 2 Olivia Strong ’20, Lucy Licata ’21, Jess Strong ’19, Shawna Lesmerises ’21: 1ST TEAM ALL STATE Cali Bishop ’19 and Darby Gillett ’18: 2ND TEAM ALL STATE Darby Gillet ’18: NH/VT SENIOR ALL STAR Crew CLASS OF 1970 AWARDS: Makayla DeCesare ’18 and Ashley Sullivan ’19 Equestrian CLASS OF 1970 AWARD: Taylor Santosuosso ’18 Softball (14-6): D-IV Finalist CLASS OF 1970 AWARD: Emily Moll ’18 and Anna Welch ’18 Emily Moll ’18: GRANITE STATE SOUTH ALL CONFERENCE, 1ST TEAM ALL STATE Anna Welch ’18: GRANITE STATE SOUTH ALL CONFERENCE, 1ST TEAM ALL STATE Brooke Nolan ’21: 2ND TEAM, ALL STATE Baseball (8-10): D-IV State Quarterfinalists CLASS OF 1970 AWARD: Sawyer Strong ’18 Charlie Lynch ’18: 1ST TEAM ALL STATE, GS SOUTH ALL CONFERENCE Sawyer Strong ’18: 2ND TEAM ALL STATE Oliver Simon ’18: 3RD TEAM ALL STATE

END-OF-YEAR AWARDS COACHES’ AWARD Isabell Plotsker ’18 and Trent Henrich ’18

ATHLETES OF THE YEAR Emily Moll ’18 and Jeff Pratt ’18





reakthrough Manchester held a bold and innovative event in May this year to support the Breakthrough program. The trivia event featured high energy interaction between students and guests, focused concentration and lots of laughter, and raised over $25,000! The happening was a great opportunity for donors to get to know the outstanding students of the program. Breakthrough students mingled with guests during the reception and handed out personalized business cards with their favorite subject or book, as well as their future career goal. These served as good conversation starters as the students circulated and talked with guests. The students joined teams of supporters in the trivia game and were able to use their academic strengths to help the guests answer questions. All guests who attended the event stated their favorite aspect of it was the opportunity to have conversations with the students. It allowed them to see first-hand how bright the students are and how the Breakthrough program develops their confidence.


reakthrough Manchester held a bold and innovative event in May this year to support the Breakthrough program. The trivia event featured high energy interaction between students and guests, focused concentration and lots of laughter, and raised over $25,000! The event was a great opportunity for donors to get to know the outstanding students of the program. Breakthrough students mingled with

Each team’s knowledge was tested in rounds of trivia presented by Dolph Hoyt Presents. Guests enjoyed great food while competing for the trivia championship. The leading team went up against a team of Breakthrough students for the final round to demonstrate one of many Breakthrough cheers. The students were excited to share an example of Breakthrough spirit and culture. "Are You Smarter Than a Breakthrough Student ?" drew many sponsorships from the Manchester community, and organizations sent company teams. This opportunity allowed attendees to learn more about the great work Breakthrough Manchester is doing to make a difference in the lives of its students. The only program in New Hampshire that has a six-year college access program, Breakthrough is tuitionfree for underserved Manchester students. The dual mission provides a highly respected, paid Teaching Fellowship opportunity for college undergraduates that is recognized as one of the top ten internships in the country by The Princeton Review.


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Sponsors of the event included Southern New Hampshire University; Morgan Franklin Fellowship; NEA-New Hampshire; Grappone Automotive Group; Northeast Delta Dental; NBT Bank; Spectrum Marketing; Piper, Primmer, Eggleston & Cramer; Keller Williams Metropolitan; and Eastern Bank.

“I had an amazing summer at Breakthrough! The program has helped me to grow as a confident leader in the community, and I have acquired many valuable skills as a teacher and team member. I will always remember my experience this summer.” Jon, Breakthrough Teaching Fellow



ecky Berk, the Executive Director of Breakthrough Manchester, submitted a letter of resignation from Breakthrough Manchester in late April, effective July 27. She accepted a position as the statewide Director of Education Services with Future In Sight, a New Hampshire nonprofit that is dedicated to transforming the lives of those who are blind or visually impaired, along with their families. She began that work on July 30. Under Becky’s tenure, the program shifted to a six year program for students, including three summers on The Derryfield School campus followed by College-Bound Breakthrough which is fully funded, staffed and supported by Southern New Hampshire University on its campus. In her words, “I am proud of the progress we have made with Breakthrough over the past four years. The program is on sound financial footing with a balanced budget and a substantial operating reserve for future growth, and we now have a

financially sustainable full six-year pipeline for students through our invaluable partnership with Southern NH University. Built on more than 25 years of excellent leadership and a continual willingness to innovate, the program enjoys an excellent reputation and continues to transform lives of both students and emerging teachers. As always, there is much more to be done, and I look forward to seeing where the program goes from here. My husband Bruce and I have been proud supporters of Breakthrough since 1992, and that will not change.” Reina Stimpson stepped in as the Interim Director to finish out the last two weeks of the program this summer. Firmly committed to Breakthrough, Reina was initially attracted to teach at Derryfield because of the program, and her son, Josh, volunteered as a school-year teacher. Currently the Dean of Students at Derryfield, Reina was very familiar with the school’s facilities, staff and protocols, and she brought a long commitment to diversity and the underserved

Becky Berk

populations with whom Breakthrough works. Calm, steady, welcoming and competent, Reina brought stability and a sense of reassurance to staff, students and families in a time of transition at the end of the summer.

DEB MCLOUD TAKES THE HELM AS EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR Community Association. She has taught at every grade level from nursery to eighth grade and coached many activities from robotics to basketball. Deb has been active with the school’s Diversity and Social Justice initiatives for which Gordon School is recognized as a leader among Independent Schools. As a fundraiser for the school, Deb was a member of the founding team of an endowment to support after school programs, co-chaired a major gala and auction event and has solicited support for the Annual Fund. She was also a committee chair for the school’s last two strategic plans and AISNE reaccreditation.

Deb McLoud


reakthrough Manchester is pleased to announce the hiring of their new Executive Director, Debra McLoud. Deb has recently moved from Rhode Island to join Breakthrough Manchester as Executive Director. Deb was with The Gordon School in Rhode Island for 25 years where she served in a variety of capacities from Director of Technology and Robotics coach to classroom teacher and President of the Gordon

Before pursuing a career in education, Deb worked in the financial services field. She worked on a corporate and government bond desk in Boston before serving individuals as an Investment Advisor. Later, as a Field Representative for Merrill Lynch, Deb hired, trained, supervised and evaluated Registered Representatives in northeast and mid-west offices. Deb has also served on non-profit boards throughout Rhode Island including St. Mary’s

Home for Children. She has held several leadership positions including President of the Junior League of Rhode Island and Treasurer of the Rhode Island Antiques Show. She has led committees for many fundraising events, and volunteered at Hasbro Children’s Hospital, The Tomorrow Fund, and other organizations that support women’s and children’s health. “I’m thrilled to be able to bring my varied skills and experiences to Breakthrough Manchester where we truly make a difference in the lives of underserved Manchester students and help them along the path to college. I am also passionate about inspiring bright young teachers to pursue careers in education. From the day I walked onto the Derryfield campus, Breakthrough Manchester felt like a perfect fit!”

MANCHESTER at The Derryfield School




Athletic Wellness Center

Pardon our Appearance during construction


to the next fifty years of excellence in education.


he next two years will have the campus buzzing with activity. During the summer we broke ground for the Athletic & Wellness Center, this spring we’ll be finishing the tennis courts across the street, and in March of 2019 (after basketball season) we will start the transformation of the current gym into the Science & Innovation Center. These initiatives comprise the Thinking Forward Campaign, an $8.3 million comprehensive campaign which has raised $5.3 million to date. This campaign is the first step in the realization of the Master Facilities Plan and our Strategic Plan. Together these expansions provide a pathway for Derryfield’s growth, focus, and vision for the future. Derryfield’s educational programs and student population no longer fit a campus that was designed over 50 years ago for a student body of


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150. Now with nearly 400 students and faculty and staff of 120, Derryfield is bursting at the seams. We desperately need new academic space, science labs, collaborative spaces, and a new and much larger home for our indoor athletics, fitness, wellness, and dance programs. Working together, the administration and Board of Trustees reached the conclusion that Derryfield must seek substantial new capital to move the school forward. Our Thinking Forward campaign is a fundraising initiative that will meet our programmatic and facilities requirements, advancing Derryfield’s long-term financial wellbeing. In 2015 the Board of Trustees started to gather support and speak with people in the community about the plans. Through the generous philanthropy of current parents, alumni parents, alumni, and grandparents the Thinking Forward Campaign gained momentum and met our initial

Science Innovation Center

goals of $5.3 million in order to break ground. Alongside the plans for facilities development, the faculty unveiled the new academic vision, which was described in Dr. Carter’s opening letter. The vision for the facilities and academic transformation will roll out to the community in the 2019-2020 school year. Now with construction underway, we thank those who helped us meet our first benchmark, and are excited to talk to others in the community about getting us to the finish line. This comprehensive campaign means all gifts to Derryfield in the next two years will help us meet our goal! Your generous support of facilities, The Derryfield Fund, and/or endowment will get us there. Join us as the next generation of forward-thinking stewards. Let’s build on the vision and success of our Founders to shape the next 50 years of Derryfield and beyond!



une 13, 2018 marked a historic day at Derryfield as over 100 members of the School community broke ground for the new Athletics & Wellness Center. When completed, the building will stand behind the Middle School and Lockwood Lyceum where, up until breaking ground, the tennis courts had stood. Housing new basketball courts, weight and aerobic training facilities, a dance and multipurpose studio, team and locker rooms, and athletics offices, the Athletics & Wellness Center kicks off the first phase of facility renewal and renovation at Derryfield that will transform the School into a leader in 21st century education.

Before a ceremonial champagne toast, Head of School Dr. Mary Carter and Chair of the Board of Trustees Brad Benson ’78 spoke briefly about the Thinking Forward Campaign and the incredible impact the new facilities will have on the Derryfield community. Dr. Carter said, “Breaking ground today on the Athletics & Wellness Center creates a domino effect for the rest of campus. It will keep Derryfield relevant, sustainable, and ready to launch 21st century learners.” Many of the trustees, alumni, parents, faculty and staff who have worked tirelessly in support of the Thinking Forward Campaign attended the event and celebrated opening the next chapter in

Derryfield history by posing for traditional shovel and hard hat photos. Led by a dedicated steering committee comprised of trustees, alumni, and current and alumni parents, the Thinking Forward Campaign to date has raised $5.3 million toward an overall goal of $8.3 million. Reaching the campaign goal will enable the School to initiate the next phases in updating facilities on campus including renovating the current gymnasium into a cutting edge Science & Innovation Center and constructing a new tennis complex across River Road. D E R RY F I E L D.O R G



he Derryfield School’s 2018-2019 Board of Trustees will be led by Bradley Benson ’78 as Chair, Christine Cikacz as Vice Chair, Shannon McGinley as Secretary, and James Steiner as Treasurer. The School is pleased to welcome new members to the Board and extends a thank you to four departing board members for their dedication and service. NEW TRUSTEES Stephen Carter joined Derryfield in 2017 as Interim CFO, with tremendous experience in the independent school world. After we hired a permanent CFO, Steve was invited to join the Board to continue to provide his expertise to DS. Steve is retired and lives in Rye, NH with his wife. Lauren Hines, mother of Caroline ’20 and Sam ’23, served as a Parent Annual Fund Committee member and PFA Secretary. During her time with the PFA she was co-chair of the annual auction, and is committed to helping the school grow. Susan Rand King ’81, as an alumna, and current parent of Sami ’20 and Nate ’22, she will bring both perspectives to the Board. Susan is President of Granite State Communications, and will bring a depth of professional experience to the Board.

Harold Losey, father of Emma ’22 and Lilly ’24, served as a School Board member in Chichester for many years. He is a trusted financial advisor for RBC Wealth Management and will bring that knowledge and integrity to his work for Derryfield. Garvin Warner, father of Chloe ’14, has stayed engaged with Derryfield since his daughter graduated. A career scientist in the pharmaceutical industry, his deep knowledge of science and innovation will be put to work as we move forward with the campus expansion. DEPARTING TRUSTEES Barbara Labonte 2014-2018 Mother of Alex ’17, Barbara was a dependable trustee who always attended meetings, asked insightful questions, and provided advice to strengthen Derryfield. We are a better organization because of her time and talent, and it will continue to carry us for years to come! Rich Lombardozzi, 2013-2018 Father of Andrew ’18, Rich has a heart of gold, and a laugh that filled up the room. Rich shared his knowledge of finance and helped the School think strategically about the future.

Everett Bishop, 2012-2018 Father of Cara ’04 and Darren ’01, Ev’s passion for Derryfield, the arts, and his calm demeanor has been at the center of all he has done for the School. He played an important role on the Finance Committee and often brought clarity to discussions. Lucy Potter, 2013-2018 Mother of Brittany ’12 and Danielle ’08, Lucy was always prepared for every meeting, and thought about long-term implications of short- term solutions. Lucy’s experience as a CPA and keen eye helped think through financial models and make important decisions.

MISSION The Derryfield School inspires bright, motivated young people to be their best and provides them with the skills and experiences needed to be valued, dynamic, confident, and purposeful members of any community.



t the Leadership Reception this year, Dr. Carter unveiled the Cikacz Family Philanthropy Award, surprising Chris Cikacz, and sharing with the community how their leadership and philanthropy has transformed Derryfield. Chris, Vice Chair of the Board of Trustees, has been an integral volunteer for the school since her daughter Molly arrived as a 6th grader in 2001. For 17 years the Cikacz family has devoted their time, treasure, and talents, ensuring that Derryfield will continue to grow and prosper. The Cikacz Family Philanthropy Award will now be awarded annually to a person or family in our community who through their philanthropy is committed to transforming Derryfield and paying it forward to the next generation. L to R: Board Chair Brad Benson ’78, Molly Cikacz ’08, Chris Cikacz, Dr. Mary Halpin Carter, and Michael Cikacz. 22

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ver 200 Derryfield friends and family members were “off to the races” on May 12 at Manchester Country Club for an exciting evening of community building and raising funds to support the mission of the School and its programs, including Breakthrough Manchester. Under the guidance of co-chairs Kitty Butler (P ’21) and Kimber Felton (P ’23), and with traditional items like front row graduation seats alongside the recent crowd-favorite, a custombuilt Derryfield bookcase, complete with over 50 books hand picked by DS faculty and staff, on the auction block, the event brought in over $106,000. Other highlights from the evening included a competitive and lively game of Heads or Tails and an inspirational address by Breakthrough Manchester graduate and current Derryfield student, Julia Nees ’21. In addition to raising funds for the School, the PFA Benefit allows the Derryfield community to connect and enjoy an evening together. The continued success of the event, both as a fundraiser and as a community space, depends


ver 200 Derryfield friends and family members were “off to the races” on May 12 at Manchester Country Club for an exciting evening of community building and raising funds to support the mission of the School and its programs , including Breakthrough Manchester. Under the guidance of co-chairs Kitty Butler (P ‘21) and Kimber Felton (P ‘23), and with traditional items like front row graduation seats alongside the recent crowd-favorite, a custombuilt Derryfield bookcase, complete with over 50 books hand picked by DS faculty and staff, on the auction block, the event brought in over $106,000.

The hand-crafted bookshelf by Mike Smutek, grandparent of Kellyn ’18 and Andrew Johnson ’16 created quite the bidding war again this year! So much so that Mr. Smutek agreed to craft a second one for the matching bidder.

on the numerous volunteers involved, from those who solicit for auction items to those who work on decorating the venue on the big day.

Save the date­—the 2019 PFA Benefit will take place on Saturday, May 4, 2019!

Mr. Chuck Sanborn signing Annual Fund letters.

Mr. Sanborn chats with students at the opening of the middle school.



his year our current parent annual fund efforts were spearheaded by Parent Annual Fund Committee Co-Chairs Jamie Pagliocco (Trustee) and Kelley Gage P ’21. They probably called you! Their tireless energy and enthusiasm engaged and educated new parents about the annual fund, inspired families to increase their giving, and made it fun. Their deep commitment to helping Derryfield is clear on every call they make and letter they sign. We are so grateful for the amazing work they do, which benefits every student at Derryfield.


Kelley and Katharine Gage '21 with Nat '21 and Jamie Pagliocco.

Mr. Sanborn can still be seen on campus on a regular basis —whether it’s to volunteer in the library, attend a Lyceum Gallery opening, for a Board of Trustees meeting, or in Gateway signing letters and making calls for The Derryfield Fund. Mr. Sanborn is passionate about Derryfield, and

believes in the power of philanthropy. He shares that passion in every call he makes, and letter he writes! Thank you Mr. Sanborn for your tireless enthusiasm and dedication to the mission of Derryfield. D E R RY F I E L D.O R G

class of 2018



n June 9, 2018, sunny skies set the stage for Derryfield’s 51st commencement.

Dr. Carter quipped that the class of 2018 chose some rather unusual adjectives to describe their collective personality: “chill” due to their collaborative rather than competitive nature, and “melty” due to the lack of social boundaries amongst them. Dr. Carter stressed the importance of remaining connected to Derryfield, and urged the graduates to “Stay chill and melty, stay playful, stay proud of each other and your school, stay a part of the community no matter where in the world you roam—this place is both your childhood and your home.” Samantha Hinton was the first student speaker of the day. In her formal greetings, she reminisced on her journey to Derryfield and the personal growth fostered by the school amongst her and her peers. “The most valuable lesson Derryfield has ever taught me is the value of true, honest happiness. Living a life where you’re focused on one unattainable goal to prove your self worth does not result in happiness,” she said. “What makes me happy now is the feeling that I am who I am meant to be­—the feeling that I am living my truth.” Current English department chair Dr. Diane Hotten-Somers was chosen to give the faculty 24

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address. In true English teacher fashion, she likened the graduating class’ time at Derryfield to a story in order to stress the importance of their impact on the school community: “And now they have arrived at the denouement of their narrative. And what they’re leaving here at DS is a story about how to create an inclusive community built on bonds of love and creativity. They have modeled for us that when approached with kindness, joy, and compassion, individuals can come together to create communities that reflect these very values.” “Although our class represents a spectrum of beliefs and worldviews much more diverse than what meets the eye, we’ve found a way to coexist,” shared Olivia Burdette. In her farewell address, Founders’ Scholar Kate Jiang contrasted two ways of saying farewell, one English and the other Chinese. During her research into the words, Kate learned that "Goodbye is a contracted form of ‘God be with you’, a rather kind and caring gesture. However, the Chinese word addresses a different aspect of the farewell scene. A literal translation would be ‘see you again,’ with a tone of confidence, certainty, and optimistic hopes for the future; not about the tears shed at the departure terminal in the airport, but the predictable happiness as one spots his or her

friends or family among the crowd at the arrival gates.” With such emphasis on maintaining connection to Derryfield as they begin their new journeys as alumni woven throughout the morning’s numerous speeches, there is no doubt that the “chill” and “melty” class of 2018 will look towards their eventual reunions with optimistic confidence.





Grace Mikol

Kellyn Johnson

Max Karpawich ’19

Boi (Bella) Hoang

D.A.R Good Citizen Award


Rensselaer Medal

The R. Philip Hugny Award

Isabell Plotsker

Samantha Hinton

Emmah Nolan ’19

Charlie Lynch

Alumni Award

Dennis F. Holland Mathematics Award

The Wellesley Book Award

The Ralph J. Scozzafava Award

Nathaniel Kelsey

Makayla DeCesare

Emanne Khan ’19

Sawyer Strong

Mayor's Award

Barbara J. Stahl, Ph.D. Life Science Award

The Harvard Book Award

The William B. Pfeifer Award

Lindsey Wagner ’19

Darby Gillett

The Dartmouth Book Award

The Marcus D. Hurlbut Award

Abigail Leonardi




Andrew Dubreuil Jeff Pratt

Taylor Carrobis Trent Henrich Kate Jiang Nate Kelsey Gracie Mikol Emily Moll

Caleb Richmond Class of 1994 Award


Zhiqiao (Kate) Jiang Physical Science

The Ken Piatt Memorial Award

Wenqi (Crystal) Xie Olivia Burdette

Jael Fleurant ’19


The Matthew L. Young '88 Scholarship

Megan Farr

Oliver Sattler


The Clifford R. Nyquist Memorial Award

Benjamin Wickett

Silvana Parra-Rodriguez


Henrietta Mesches Memorial Award

Peter Philbin

Caroline Desmarais


Richard Crafts Memorial Music Award

Anna Welch

Emanne Khan ’19


David G. and Barbara J. Stahl Award

Jeffrey Pratt

The Lamplighter Athletic Award

Catherine Feigl Oliver Sattler The Scholar-Athlete Awards


* All class of 2018, unless otherwise noted.


CLASS OF 2018 COLLEGE DECISIONS AND MATRICULATION Aidan Alusic-Bingham Massachusetts Maritime Academy

Ian Dillon Fordham University

Boi (Bella) Hoang Brown University

Peter Philbin Bates College

Lucia Biglow Boston University

Robert Dowst University of New Hampshire

Abigail Hovey Baylor University

Isabell Plotsker Vanderbilt University

Nicholas Briccetti Ithaca College

Andrew Dubreuil University of Vermont

Zhiqiao (Kate) Jiang University of Pennsylvania

Jeffrey Pratt Emerson College

Olivia Burdette Brown University

Kieran Dwyer Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Kellyn Johnson Sarah Lawrence College

Cailley Rawson Goucher College

Taylor Carrobis Pennsylvania State University

Megan Farr New York University

Nathaniel Kelsey Bowdoin College

Caleb Richmond Swarthmore College

Thomas (Martin) Carter St. Lawrence University (Gap Year)

Catherine (Grace) Feigl Bowdoin College

Elena Lapadula Hobart and William Smith Colleges

Taylor Santosuosso St. Lawrence University

Sarah Cassidy Hampshire College

Casey Frost Wentworth Institute of Technology

Andrew Lombardozzi Syracuse University

Oliver Sattler University of Maryland, College Park

Brett Chapdelaine The George Washington University

Darby Gillett University of Vermont

Charles Lynch Colorado College

Brian Schwab University of New Hampshire

Reese Collins Vassar College

Connor Glosner Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Henna Malik Wheaton College, Massachusetts

Jacob Schwartzberg Elon University

Stephanie Collins Providence College

Casey Goodrich Montana State University, Bozeman

William Maloy Muhlenberg College

Brendan Sheehan Indiana University at Bloomington

Brenna Conway The New School

George (Trent) Henrich University of New Hampshire

Elizabeth Marcouillier Quinnipiac University

Julia Shepherd Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Makayla DeCesare Roger Williams University

Samantha Hinton Northeastern University

Eric Mayer University of New Hampshire

Oliver Simon Gap Year

Grace Mikol University of Notre Dame

Daniel Smith Yale University

Emily Moll Franklin and Marshall College

Sawyer Strong Colby College

Cassandra Muise Northeastern University

Anna Welch Boston University

Maddox Ormiston St. Lawrence University

Benjamin Wickett Bennington College

Jack Perkins Hobart and William Smith Colleges

Wenqi (Crystal) Xie Columbia University


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Daniel Smith

Isabell Plotsker

Manchester, NH

Amherst, NH

Yale University

Vanderbilt University

"I had a large group of faculty supporting me for my college process. Throughout my senior year, Mr. Barnard regularly checked in with me to see where I was with my Naval Academy application, Yale application, and NROTC application.

“My Derryfield teachers and mentors have inspired me in so many ways. Because I have been exposed to such an inspiring faculty, I decided that I too, wanted to become a teacher. I chose Vanderbilt University for their outstanding education program and commitment to educating and inspiring future educators.

I chose Yale because I believe it will give me plenty of options—I hope to major in Chemical Engineering. Since my sophomore year, I have been fascinated with chemistry and I am most excited that I will be able to dive deeper into the subject with more rigorous courses. I am also eager to attend a college that has so many unique voices from around the country and the world.”

Zhiqiao (Kate) Jiang Hangzhou, China

University of Pennsylvania "Derryfield has not only allowed me to explore my interests in math and science, but also offered me the opportunity to become a critical thinker, an art appreciator, and a philosophy lover. In addition to UPenn’s rigorous engineering program with extensive research opportunities, I chose it because I want to continue the conversations in the humanities. Penn’s liberal arts education offers me this balance, and I’m deeply indebted to Derryfield for this important realization. I’m also grateful for the supportive and inclusive community that has helped me during my application. Mr. Barnard guided me through the process and helped me finalize the list of colleges I want to apply to. Mr. Bradley and Mr. Berk kindly wrote recommendations for me as well as offered me advice on my final college choice.”

I would like to thank my advisors Mr. McNeil and Mr. Bradley for always supporting and demonstrating to me each day what it means to be an inspiring teacher. All of my English and History teachers have provided me with solid writing skills that were invaluable in the college process. Derryfield is also so lucky to have Mr. Barnard’s expertise; he made the college process for all of us seamless. All I had to do was tell my truth, because the nuances of the application process were familiar to all seniors.”

Andrew Lombardozzi Windham, NH

Syracuse Unversity “I am incredibly excited to attend Syracuse University next year for Interior Design. After a challenging senior year of numerous portfolio reviews, troublesome brainstorming sessions, and countless art media experiments—I feel ready and confident to tackle new challenges ahead at Syracuse. I will miss my Derryfield friends and family so much, but know they will always be cheering on the sidelines for my next adventures to come! ”

Nathaniel Kelsey

Boi (Bella) Hoang

Bowdoin College

Brown University

“Beyond its strong academic program I chose

“I chose to attend Brown University after I participated in Brown’s A Day in College Hill (Admitted Students Days). Although I was interested in Brown because of the open curriculum, the welcoming and supportive students I met during my visit were the deciding factor. On the first night of the visit, I walked around the campus by myself, and it felt as if I was already part of the community.

Hopkinton, NH

to attend Bowdoin College because of the social demeanor of the school. Like Derryfield, I found that the students at Bowdoin are personable, friendly, and excited to pursue their interests and curiosities. In terms of being helpful throughout my college process, DS faculty were flawless. Starting with two teachers writing recommendations for me without a second thought (or even a reminder), to Mr. Barnard finding time outside the school day to help me meet the ED deadline. I’m excited for my next adventure and am thankful that Derryfield has prepared and helped me get there.”

Manchester, NH

As the first person in my family to go to college, I was completely clueless going into this process. However, Mr. Barnard and Ms. Gagne were supportive and provided me with tremendous help throughout the whole process. I don’t know how they handled my twenty-four applications.”


At Derryfield, we know that everyone has the capacity to be a leader throughout their lives and it is critical to our mission to help students develop the skills and habits of mind necessary to do so. The goal of our Leading for the Common Good program is for every student to develop their unique potential to impact their world and this inclusive definition serves as a framework for the program. There are three primary areas through which the program aims to develop students’ capacity as leaders: developing self-awareness, strengthening character, and understanding and exercising influence. Just like ripples in water, we hope the impact created by this leadership program and by each of our students is positive, widespread, and ever expanding.

Leadership = intentional and sustained engagement for the common good


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Building a Community of Leaders: Student Leadership Program Expands


eadership is often seen as a role reserved for elected officials and experts on TV. At Derryfield, the Leading for the Common Good program ensures that 100% of students have access to opportunities that build their capacity to be leaders. A community of 400 leaders? Yes, exactly! “The school’s view and definition of leadership is not one that isolates the people who we often in society think of as leaders” says Mr. Dougherty. Rather, “about four years ago we really began to define the leadership program . . . we wanted to create a program that impacted all students in grades 6-12.” The growing emphasis that Derryfield has put on leadership emerged out of the strategic planning process and increased student access began in earnest with the inaugural student leadership summit in 2015. The intent of the three-day summit was to equip and empower students to positively impact our community by leading in big and small ways everyday. The activities at the Summit were designed to help students increase their self awareness, explore their leadership styles, and develop a broad range of communication, active followership, and leadership skills. Thirty-two students participated in the inaugural program, which has become a yearly tradition. Over 50% of the class of 2019 attended, and the goal is for this to be true of all grades by the time they are seniors. The creation of a Director of Student Leadership and Service position in 2015, and the procurement of a $50,000 grant from the E.E. Ford Foundation in June 2016 allowed for cultivation of programs, opportunities, and financial sustainability of the initiatives. Bolstered by the success of the leadership summit and the E.E. Ford Grant, Mr. Dougherty and Ms. Llewelyn have been leading efforts to expand access to leadership programs and “create opportunities for students to have voice and choice.” Mr. Dougherty highlights the Independent Senior Projects (ISPs) and the numerous service activities that Derryfield supports as two important facets of the school’s commitment to leadership. In addition, students have worked with administration to implement an online gradebook and an updated dress code. The PACTeam and Student Council lead initiatives to strengthen the connection between the middle and upper schools. “The greatest outcome has nothing to do so much with Derryfield,” Mr. Dougherty says, “but it has to do with the broader impact as everyone

leaves and has both the ability and a sense of responsibility to be a positive presence in their community.” The ISPs certainly cultivate responsibility as seniors organize and execute their own out-of-school experiences, gaining practical expertise. Many of these projects involve service and social activism aspects, which increases students’ awareness and compassion for others. Beyond these examples, the school also provides numerous opportunities for students to attend (and even host) conferences on topics such as social justice and identity. This past April, student leaders of the gender equity club, the racial awareness club, and the LGBTQ+ alliance club collaborated on hosting the second “GQual” conference in which over 200 members of the Derryfield community participated in workshops and lectures on issues related to equity over the course of 2 days. The conference was largely student-run and was an overwhelming success. Leading for the Common Good stresses the importance of developing the capacity for personal and peer leadership in everyday life. Mr. Dougherty points out “taking risks, seeking feedback, and willingness to try new things” as the most important ways in which students can grow their leadership skills. He also notes that leadership can be practiced in everyday interactions with peers, whether that be helping in the classroom or encouraging each other to make better choices. At the Leadership Summit, students engaged in activities on different leadership styles, spheres of influence, and how students can utilize their personal strengths to positively impact the world around them. Coupled with the numerous ways in which students can take on leadership roles, there is a vast array of ways in which students can participate in leadership at Derryfield. After all, “The reason we want an entire community of leaders is that we want all our students to have the ability to step into a void and help the community move forward, whether that means being a good, active follower or being the person who’s vocal and in charge.”




he United States Department of Agriculture defines food insecurity as “a household-level economic and social condition of limited or uncertain access to adequate foods”­—a condition from which an estimated 16 million American children suffer. While many of us are constantly occupied with school, work, and other activities, this statistic can seem distant from our busy lives. However, Gracie Mikol ’18 is fighting to expose and combat the issue of food insecurity within our very own Manchester community.

and guidance counselors, she determined that the best method for addressing the issue would be to discreetly supply each of the children in need with string bags filled with food to take home over the weekend. The food is given directly to the children, “allowing them to have control over what happens to it.” Each of the bags contains enough to sustain a child for the 67 hours that they are away from school.

And thus Fueled By Kids was born. The organization began relatively small, but as interest in its services grew, Gracie took the initiative to accommodate In the fall of 2016, a conversation that Gracie had with a teacher at Parkerfor the growth while working with her father: “The summer after my junior Varney Elementary School led to a shocking discovery. She learned how year, working at his marketing company, I filled out the 501(c)(3) application teachers would slip leftovers from the cafeteria into the bags of students Base layer has all 3 teardrop icons without logos. and worked with his designers to create a website and brochures.” Over the suffering from homelessness or semi-homelessness to take home on Fridays. 2017-2018 school year, Fueled By Kids served six elementary schools, and logowere is placed on it’s own to be toggledison and off as you see fit. Gracie discoveredEach that there over 50 children at thelayer Parker-Varney planning to extend services to two more schools in the 2018-2019 school Note: When you change the color of the Mirror icon and you will also need to change the color of the teardrop in two lo school who had been identified as “food-insecure” by the school social year. workers. Many of these children did not have steady access to food over the youtaught havesince any Iquestions feelthat free to call us at 603-864-8841 weekends. “I haveIfbeen was very young I should always The organization’s name is more than appropriate, as Gracie and her siblings use the blessings I was given to help those less fortunate than I,” Gracie says. not only serve on the board, but also involve other youth in their efforts as “While I grew up aware of children who had less than me, the conversation well. “We order our supplies and bring them to a small building in Bedford I had with the teacher made the struggle of food insecurity very real to me.” near Bedford High School. The close proximity to the high school allows The teacher’s story was so compelling that Gracie decided to take action. students to help us pack the bags each Thursday afternoon,” Gracie says. Through additional research and discussion with teachers, social workers, “We box the completed bags and then on Friday mornings adult volunteers

LEADING FOR THE COMMON GOOD: BY THE NUMBERS Participation in formal leadership conferences or activities both on and off campus has boomed. For example, in the past year over 150 students participated in designated leadership programming. In addition, through service, global programs, independent senior projects, and conference attendance, a significant portion of our students are participating in leadership opportunities.



Middle and upper school students traveled with Global Programs


Students participated in service opportunities through Derryfield

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Of the class of 2018 completed an ISP

Students engaged in conversations at the Annual Gender Equity Conference at DS


Students attended internal/external leadership conferences

Matt Michaud ’19 Senior class president Matt Michaud ’19 may have earned one of the most visible leadership positions at Derryfield, but that does not mean that he has maintained a rigid and unchanging perspective on what leadership looks like. In fact, the annual student leadership summit, which he attended in 2017, played an important role in shifting his views. “I thought leadership was a lot easier before I went to the summit because I hadn’t really thought about all of the complex things that went behind it,” he says. Matt, who has run for class office positions since freshman year, found that the summit was the spark that ignited his success; he was elected junior class vice president for the 2017-2018 school year, and then 2018-2019 senior class president. He credits the three-day retreat for cultivating these exciting changes, "It definitely helped shape not only what my goals are, but how to listen to what people’s perspectives are and actually get things done.”

Attendees learn more about Fueled by Kids at the Farm Fair Fun event.

A major component of the leadership summit, which has been organized and led by Mr. Dougherty and Ms. Llewelyn since 2015, is the intentional mixing of students who may not have strong connections at school. “One of the great things about the summit was that they put us together with people we hadn’t really talked to initially,” Matt says. As a result, he was exposed to a diverse range of ideas and points of view, an important factor in helping him shape his campaigns around an inclusive and truly representative platform: “Leadership is having the capability to act for a whole group of people while not only thinking for yourself. It needs to be humbling, and it’s very important to take into consideration all of those perspectives so that you’re best representing your class, for example.” The activities that the students engaged in at the summit were also helpful in restructuring Matt’s personal definition of leadership. They triggered a major realization regarding the way in which he approaches leadership: in addition to representing a group and acting selflessly, leaders must consider the hows of their plans. “We did an activity where we were assigned, based on our characteristics, to a leadership quality; that was really helpful in pursuing actions for our community and for gettings things done.” The activity allowed Matt to realize which realm of leadership he is best suited to, and how he can execute his ideas while capitalizing on those specific skills.

Mikols’ Family Farm.

deliver them to the schools.” Once at the schools, the bags are distributed to the children. Through their involvement in the work of Fueled By Kids, Gracie hopes to inspire her peers and the children they aid in a lifelong commitment to give back: “I hope that Fueled By Kids inspires a habit of generosity that they will take into adulthood. Starting the organization was by no means easy but I want kids to see that we can be the generation that makes a truly positive change in the world.”

Leadership is not limited to those in elected positions, however. Matt stresses that “I definitely believe that leadership is universally attainable by anybody. Leadership is transferable to classes, and sports, and a lot of extracurriculars.” Matt also practices leadership as the cross country captain when he welcomes new runners to the team and encourages them through hardship, something that other runners did for him when when he started that was hugely influential in growing his confidence: “Being a leader is being a role model and making it comfortable for everybody to participate.” Something as simple as kindness is vital in creating a culture of inclusivity, and you can be a leader simply by being the first to reach out to a newcomer, or by acting as a mentor for a struggling classmate. From class president to teammate to friend, Matt’s done it all.



Emanne Khan ’19 For the large group of new Derryfield students who join the community each year, it can be hard to imagine oneself in a future leadership role when you are preoccupied with learning a new schedule, making friends, and juggling sports, clubs, and academics. However, these students should not count themselves out as leaders on the basis of not being at Derryfield for their entire school careers. When she entered Derryfield as a freshman, senior Emanne Khan ’19 admits that “I’ve always been pretty quiet and reserved in large groups, and before I came to Derryfield, I often saw this as something that was obstructing my ability to be a leader. Coming from a large middle school, leaders were often the ones who spoke up the most simply because they were the only ones who could be heard.” However, Emanne’s idea of leadership was altered after being immersed in the Derryfield community. “I have always been someone who cares about and is committed to tasks that need to be done,” she says. “I have always been interested in helping others and seeing projects through to the end.” She credits the “small and collaborative” Derryfield community for allowing her to see her self-described “reserved nature” as a strength rather than a weakness: “I soon realized being quiet and introspective allowed me to actively listen and value each team member’s contributions. This defines my leadership style.” Now, Emanne dedicates her time to being the Managing Editor of Excerpt Literary Magazine, a Team Manager of PACTeam, and a teacher in the Super Saturday program for Breakthrough Manchester. In addition to these roles in her extracurriculars, she also sees herself as a leader in the classroom through her collaborative work with her peers and her willingness to help others. Emanne feels that “the process of taking on leadership roles in the DS community was very natural. After joining Excerpt as a sophomore, much of the club’s leadership was graduating that year and I found that I was dedicated to the club’s future. I decided to step into a leadership role, and I naturally felt more confident to seek out leadership in other activities such as Breakthrough and PACTeam.” She also attended the annual Student Leadership Summit in 2016 and participated in the Northern New England Students of Color Conference in 2018. She finds her work with Breakthrough to be the most challenging as it requires her to not only hold the attention of groups of younger students, but to engage them in interactive and educational lessons as well. “The feeling of seeing kids enjoying and learning from a lesson that you and your fellow teachers put together is awesome.” Emanne encourages other students who are interested in leadership roles within their communities to step up: “If you are dedicated and have a sense of responsibility for the future of your community, then you are exactly the type of person who should be taking on a leadership role.”



ith issues related to gender equity on the forefront of the national conversation, Derryfield’s very own GQual (a fusion of the words “gender” and “equal”) club banded together with RADS (Racial Awareness at Derryfield) and GLOW (Derryfield’s LGBTQ+ alliance) to host a two-day conference that engaged over 200 members of the community in important conversations regarding age, race, sexual orientation, and gender—specifically, how we can understand these facets of identity and continue working towards equity for all. GQual club leaders Olivia "Livi" Burdette ’18 and Oliver Sattler ’18 oversaw the program, adapted from the very first conference held at Derryfield in 2017. This was originally the brainstorm of Tyler Crews ’17 and Naomi Durand ’17 who attended a similar conference at Waynflete School. While at the 2016 Student Leadership Summit, Naomi and Tyler outlined their goals and some general plans, and then reinvigorated the GQual club during the 201617 school year to continue the planning. At the first conference, students from Derryfield and Hopkinton High School participated in workshops and discussions about topics such as feminism and the “Man Box.” “We had so much great conversation at the first conference that we wanted to expand it to two days and bring in more speakers as well as the two other clubs, RADS and GLOW, to participate in order to have a broader conversation about gender identity and empowerment,” Livi says. Club advisors Ms. Llewelyn and Ms. Shutz secured speakers Skyler McCurine (Le Red Balloon) and Eric Barthold (“Man Up” and “Open Up”), who gave multiple presentations over the course of Friday, April 13th and Saturday, April 14th. Both speakers engaged with seventh, ninth, and eleventh-graders during the school day on Friday, with Skyler focusing her presentation on self-empowerment, and Eric focusing his on the importance of fighting against pressures placed on boys and men. That same evening, Skyler and Eric presented again, this time in an event geared towards parents entitled “Breaking through the Confines of Gender Stereotypes.” The events continued on Saturday, when students and faculty from Bedford High School, Holderness School, Hopkinton High School, and Derryfield convened for more focused presentations and workshops. This time, Livi and Oliver invited members of RADS and GLOW to lead parts of the conference; Makayla DeCesare ’18, Kellyn Johnson ’18, and Caleb Richmond ’18 of GLOW led a session about combating stereotypes, while Henna Malik ’18, Sammy Hinton ’18, and Bella Hoang ’18 of RADS spoke to attendees about the intersectionality of words and identity. Livi, Oliver, and Charlie Lynch ’18 also opened up discussion on the meaning of feminism in today’s society. In addition, Livi notes that on Saturday, Skyler “focused more on the importance of valuing yourself and empowering yourself to fight for what you believe in.” At the end of the day, Livi says that she and Oliver ran an “UnConference” (unstructured conference), which was meant to be a more open-ended and free-flowing discussion to wrap up what people had learned and talked about during Skyler’s, Eric’s, GLOW’s, and RADS’ workshops earlier.” “Hopefully in coming years GQual, GLOW, and RADS will continue to build upon what we did this year and continue to involve more students from across New Hampshire,” Livi says. At the end of the day, the GQual conference is meant to be a place “where all Derryfield students can come and share their thoughts on gender, race, and LGBTQIA+ issues in a nonjudgmental space.” By comparing the 2017 and 2018 GQual conferences, it becomes clear that the club has a bright future at Derryfield.


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With seniors Serina Li and Nancy Fortin at the helm of GQual, juniors Suha Elsheikh and Erin Glosner joining Serina to lead RADS, and senior Ash Sullivan rallying the GLOW students the 2019 conference is in good hands. In addition, this year Derryfield is partnering with Brewster Academy and Holderness School to jointly host and run the conference February 16-17.



n mid-June, a group of students and 5 faculty members ventured to the Burr & Burton Academy Mountain Campus in Peru, VT for the 4th annual student leadership summit. Although the summits were initiated just three years ago as a means of increasing leadership opportunities for students, more than 100 past and current students have had the privilege of spending three days redefining their personal definitions of leadership and bringing change to the Derryfield community. This year, as in past years, the three-day retreat involved utilizing beautiful and sustainable facilities that promote human connection and collective learning. Attendees participated in workshops and activities in the main lodge during the day, enjoyed the natural beauty of the Vermont woods, and slept in cabins at night. However, unlike previous summits, five faculty members were in attendance as opposed to two or three. The presence of Mr. Brandt, Ms. Boesch, and Ms. DiTullio in addition to Mr. Dougherty and Ms. Llewelyn diversified

the perspectives represented and provided greater opportunity for faculty-student collaboration. Ms. Llewelyn recounted the events of the summit, including “activities to help students recognize their spheres of influence, identify their homebase leadership style, and understand what leadership roles they may play in different situations. We talked about the importance of reflection and seeking feedback in increasing your self awareness, and played a lot of silly games (Big Booty was a favorite!) during the morning, afternoon, and evening ‘minutes’.” A central focus of the various workshops and group discussions was re-defining a leader as anyone who can step up and impact a community, not just someone giving orders or speaking the most. As such, students were prompted to create action projects for how they might make an impact, and thus practice leadership, at Derryfield. Similar to how the PACTeam (Peer Awareness Community Team) was born out of the first leadership summit, this years’ participants were full of exciting ideas. “A group of athletes that were in attendance have planned a session for the athletic teams that will help teams communicate better,” Ms. Llewelyn says. “They will be talking about personal and team goal setting and peer and self leadership on the field and on the team. This is so exciting as it will be 6 students guiding 100 of their peers through activities that will help everyone become better leaders.” Similarly, “the group running the 8th grade session hopes to help the 8th graders recognize the influence they have in the community as the oldest students in the middle school. So again, a group of 8 students will now turn around and share knowledge with a group of 40!” This is the ripple effect in full force. The students returned from the summit enlightened, inspired, and ready for action come fall; the influence of summit attendees will no doubt be felt throughout the community, as about half of the 2019 senior class has taken part in the last three years and the numbers indicate this will be true for other grades by the time they are seniors. We look forward to the success of the 2018 action plans, and can’t wait to see what’s in store for future participants.




Dear Friends and Supporters of The Derryfield School, It has been thrilling to lead the Trustees this year, historic actually. We celebrated a number of milestones that I was honored to be a part of. Our first 50th reunion­—the sign of a strong, growing, and vibrant school! My class celebrated our 40th reunion, and the night was full of stories, laughs, and memories. It was an inspired evening honoring retiring faculty member Ed Lemire, and recognizing those who have made and continue to make an impact on the continued growth and success of Derryfield.



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Tuition Annual Fund Other Income Endowment Income Other Gifts/Grants

In May the Board of Trustees voted to break ground on the new Athletic & Wellness Center and the Science & Innovation building. In June we held a groundbreaking ceremony. It was a rainy day, but it didn’t dampen our spirits! I look forward to completing these two buildings and to bringing this phase of the campaign to completion. One of the truly rewarding parts of being your chair is the surprise and gratitude I get to experience when we get to say “Thank You!” The look I got to see on Chris Cikacz’s face at the Leadership Reception when we unveiled the Cikacz Family Philanthropy Award, established in her honor was unforgettable. Chris and Mike have been true champions of philanthropy for Derryfield, we were thrilled to honor their family and recognize them for raising the bar and leading by example. I want to thank each and every member of the Derryfield community on the following pages for their support of our school. Without philanthropy we would not be able to provide the level of excellence that is expected in our community. We would not have the experiences, the engagement, the firstclass faculty, or the expansion of our facilities. Each gift represents a belief in Derryfield, and a story of impact. Linda and I give in honor of my teachers 40 years ago, to thank those who taught our children, but most of all to pay it forward for the next generation.


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With deep gratitude for your continued support, 5%

■ Brad Benson ’78, Chair


Board of Trustees

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CAPITAL AND ENDOWMENT GIFTS Listed below are individuals and foundations who made gifts and pledges during our quiet phase through June 30, 2018. We thank them for their leadership role and their generosity, and bringing the future of Derryfield to life. Their support enabled us to break ground and launch the Thinking Forward campaign. 2ND GENERATION VISIONARIES

Members of our community have pledged, as a part of the Thinking Forward campaign, to become 2nd Generation Visionaries—those donating over $100,000 or more. Anonymous (2) Linda and Brad Benson ’78 Michael Broad ’69 Roz and Dave Carlson Celebrations Catering Michael and Chris Cikacz David and Ellie Cochran ’69 Dr. Kristina Isakovich and Mr. Richard Critz DeWitt Family Grunbeck Family Foundation Matthew Halvorsen ’88 Michael and Lauren Hines Barbara and Paul Labonte Jim and Laurie Lamp Lauren and Paul J. Leyden Tracy and Joe Matarese Jamie and Jamie Pagliocco Colleen and Vadim Plotsker Sarah and Jimmy Rich ’92 The VanArsdale/Dewey Family Margaret Wheeler and Garvin Warner Rene and Travis Warren Marty Nagy-Wentz and Jack Wentz

The Winneg Family Bill and Michele Zorn


Anonymous Karen and John Allard ’83 Jason Boyer ’83 Steve Burke ’10 Mark Burkush ’70 Cleve Cogswell ’75 Drusilla D’Auteuil Cassie Devine ’73 and Tim Kerrigan ’72 Suzie Devine ’75 Nell Dodge ’95 Susan Stone Doherty ’82 Scott and Renee Dudley David Erb ’76 Jane Crouter Eyre ’76 and Gavin Eyre Norene and David Farr Julia Burdick and Nathan Faulkner Susan Law Fleisher ’77 and Adam Fleisher ’77 Linda and Scott Freedman ’70 Kelley and John Gage Helen Gemmill ’96 Scott and Helle Goodrich Martin Goulet ’83 David L. Grosso ’78 Alexander Haight ‘88 Barbara and David Haight Rob and Anne Hamblett The Handwerk Family Karl Heinzelmann ’77 Jim Hendrix ’77

J. Preston ’98 and Kathryn M. Hunter Scott G. Jensen ’81 Susan Rand King ’81 and Bill King Daneil Copertino Kuftinec ’87 and Robert Kuftinec ’87 LaCroix Family Barrett Lamp ’11 Virginia Lautieri Mike Litvin ’71 Kristen and Harold Losey Gertrude Martin Gayle McGinnis ’76 The McLain Family Mariel McLeod ’11 Suzanne Meyer and Peter Meyer ’74 Cindy and Dave Migliori Nate Milne ’11 Than Moore ’08 Deb and Fritz Morgan Charla and Mark Ostergren ’70 Vincent Perron ’79 Carl Perron ’81 Andre Perron ’78 Harold Pope ’76 Michael Puddington ’83 Matthew Purington ’84 George Forrest Quimby & Julia Sirois Priscilla Rasanen and David Rasanen ’77 Rhenea and Dan Regan L. Scott Rice ’76 Carolyn and Stewart Richmond Chris Rizos ’13 Tom and Sharon Rohlfs Mike Ryan ’71

Anne and Bill Schwarz Robert Shaer ’72 Martha Martin Shethar ’76 and Alan Shethar Silent “E” Fund of the New Hampshire Charitable Foundation Jill, Jared, Karen, and Mark Silverstein Jared Silverstein ’96 William Skladony ’75 Tracy and Andrew Sklarin ’92 David Smith ’74 and Heidi Fishman Mike and Rachel Spector Elizabeth Standow ’76 James Steiner and Audrey Augun David Tyrie ’83 Anuj Vadalia ’11 Naomi Turner VanderWolk ’74 and Jeff VanderWolk ’74 Carol Walker ’76 Guixiang Liu and Moazhen Yuan Lucyann and Rick Zeller

THE DERRYFIELD FUND GIVING CLUBS The foundation of Derryfield’s fundraising efforts is The Derryfield Fund. Gifts to The Derryfield Fund enable The Derryfield School to offer students the best possible overall experience. Derryfield Fund dollars support essential initiatives, including the development of academic and extracurricular programs, faculty salaries, and financial aid. Listed below are generous donors who have made gifts to The Derryfield Fund between July 1, 2017 and June 30, 2018. LEADERSHIP GIVING CLUBS Heads’ Circle $12,500+ Anonymous Linda and Brad Benson ’78 ■ Chris and Michael Cikacz ■ Lauren and Michael Hines Lea and Bill Kelsey Jamie and Jamie Pagliocco

Challengers’ Circle $10,000-$12,499

Sheila and Joe DeWitt ■ Shannon and Doug McGinley ■ Ayn Whytemare-Donovan ’84

Stewards’ Circle $7,500-$9,999

Cheryl Lucas and Chris Hopey ■ Laurie and Jim Lamp ■ James W. O’Brien Foundation, Inc. Kirsten Vernon and Kevin Ramundo Margaret Wheeler and Garvin Warner ■

Founders’ Circle $5,000-$7,499

Anonymous (2) Mary Halpin Carter and Christopher H. M. Carter ■ Renee and Scott Dudley Norene and David Farr Anne and Mitch Gagnon ■

Barbara and Paul Labonte ■ Lauren and Paul J. Leyden ■ Liu Xin and Tingzhao Li Amy and Chris Licata Brenda and Rich Lombardozzi ■ Lisa and Tim McGrath ■ Marnie and Mike Plage Wendy and Brent Powell ■ Sue and Pete Powell ■ Gay Shanahan ’76 and Jim Goldenberg Lynette and David Snow ’72 ■ Audrey Augun and Jim Steiner ■ Beth and Brian Stevens ■ Olga Yurovskaya and David Thirkill ■ René Whiteley and Travis Warren Marty Nagy-Wentz and Jack Wentz ■

Fran and Dick Winneg ■ Guixiang Liu and Moazhen Yuan Michele and Bill Zorn ■

Benefactors’ Circle $2,500-$4,999

Serena and Ken Anderson Cecilia Clemans and Jeanne Bailey-Clemans Kerry and Rick Barto Donna and Ev Bishop ■ Lynn Bollengier ■ Jason Boyer ’83 ■ Susi and Dwight Churchill Ellie Goodwin Cochran ’69 and David Cochran ■ D E R RY F I E L D.O R G

ANNUAL REPORT THE DERRYFIELD FUND GIVING CLUBS (CONT.) Pamela Grich and Louis Fink ■ David Grosso ’78 Jennifer and Bob Grunbeck Ann and Joe Harrington ■ Tamatha and Steve Johnson Susan Rand King ’81 and Bill King Gargi and Joydip Kundu Sarah and Jason LaCroix Donna K. Lencki ■ Kristen and Harold Losey Tracy and Joe Matarese Brett McLarnon ’05 ■ Jen Moeckel Lisa and Dan Muskat ’82 ■ Kasey and Lee Ormiston ■ Lucy S. and Daniel C. Potter ■ Rhenea and Dan Regan ■ Wendy and E. Charles Sanborn ■ Lara Shilling ■ Debbie and David Smith ■ Latha and Senraj Soundar Julie and Phil Taub ■ Upper Valley Trails Alliance Bud Van Arsdale ■ The VanArsdale/Dewey Family ■ Kelly and Craig Weimer Sherry Wilding-White* ■ Nancy Stahl Wilsker ’73 ■ Clea and Neal Winneg ’78 ■ Hong Zhang and Hanneng Xie Guohong Wang and Qisheng Zhu

Lamplighters’ Circle $1,500-$2,499

Anonymous (2) Karen and John Allard ’83 ■ Christine and Mark Anderson ■ Claudia and Jim Barrett Mary Tenn and Stephen Blair Amy Decker Brar ’92 and Harry Brar Caryl and Barry Brensinger ■ Michael Broad ’69 ■ Katie and Steve Burke ■ Adela and Stephen Carter Celebrations Distinctive Catering, Inc. Sylvia and Samir Christian Toy and Joe Cobbe ■ Harris Corwin ’70 Amy and Scott Davenport Kaer Shi and Yihui Dong Patty and Howard Dresner Kelley and John Gage Katie Albert Garos ’01 and Chris Garos ’00 Brenda and Gary Goudreau ■ Sharon Hansen ■ Debra Repoza-Hogan and Bill Hogan Sue and Bruce Howard Patricia and Lou Imbriano ■ Jason P. Keefer Shirley and Philip Keefer Mi Young and Jamie Kim


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Monica and Art Kingsbury ■ Rosamond and David Lockwood ■ Fred Manheck ’70 Laurel and Tom McLain Kelly and Scott McPherson Joy and Dan Monfried Deb and Fritz Morgan Ursula and Steven Nadeau Emily Newick ’97 and Steve Gaughan ■ Sharon and Tom Rohlfs ■ Jan and Michael Romanowsky ■ Marlene and Steve Rotering Sasha Kuftinec and Mark Schwartzberg ■ Matthew Scotch ’94 ■ Lisa and Tom Thorne ■ Yan Xiang and Wen Wang Kathryn Lemmon and King Warburton ■ Karen and Erik Young

Cougar Circle (young leadership alumni) James Adie ’13 Whitney Lockwood Berdy ’00 ■ Alex Campbell-Diehl ’15 Lulu Carter ’13 Zachary Chin ’11 ■ Molly Cikacz ’08 ■ Kristen Geiger Cochran ’02 and Andrew Cochran ’01 ■ Becca Connolly ’01 Jonathan Furlong ’17 Katie Albert Garos ’01 and Chris Garos ’00 Bella Hoang ’18 Cam Lencki ’10 Meredith Leyden ’11 ■ Charlotte Leyden ’16 Charles Li ’14 Sandy Lockwood ’15 Brett McLarnon ’05 ■ Nate Milne ’11 Matthew Milne ’13 Shaina Razvi ’17 Regina Salmons ’14 Gavin Shilling ’17 Lily Steiner ’14 Rosie Steiner ’17

GIVING CLUBS Maroon and White $1,000-$1,499

Anonymous Paul Abrahimzadeh ’96 Rose-Lynn and Steve Armstrong Samantha and Tony Baldini Whitney Lockwood Berdy ’00 ■ Lori and Ray Boelig ■ Jane and Steve Bogursky Matthew Butterick ’88 ■ Kristen Geiger Cochran ’02 and Andrew Cochran ’01 ■

Becca Connolly ’01 Kristina Isakovich and Richard Critz ■ Kerry and Charles Desfosses ■ Mary Brunette and Mark Feigl ■ The Felicella Family ■ Ginger and Michael Fortin Matt Girard ’97 Julie and Rob Glosner ■ Jaye R. and Charles S. Goodwin ■ Barbara and David Haight ■ Alice J. and Brian K. Handwerk ■ Susan Stahl Hardy ’70 ■ Kirsti and Paul Karpawich Kris Reid and Curtis Kloc Mary Beth and Philip Lange Virginia Lautieri Robin and Peter Milnes Moni and Tung Nguyen Siobhan and Tom Quinn ■ Stephanie and Kirk Rawson Sarah and Jimmy Rich ’92 Stewart Richmond ■ Hongqiu Wen and Shu Shao Stacey and Steve Shula Nancy Tarpley ■ Amy and John Watson Carol and Tom Wold Beth Yoakum Clemans

Patron $500-$999

Anonymous (4) Maureen and Joseph Abate Christine and Garrett Adie ■ Ginny Alfano Ann Allard Jackie and J. Ryan Bielagus ’94 ■ Brie and Sean Burns Ashley Stearns Burr ’94 and Andrew Burr ■ Deirdre and Norman Carr ■ Lesley and Andrew Carr ■ Jill Carter Jim Chen Zachary Chin ’11 ■ Cross Insurance Dylan Cruess ’97 Elizabeth and Matthew Davis Marsha Dixon Regina and Jesse Dixon Karen and Bob Dobbs Carilyn Cronin Donovan and Bill Donovan Karen and Stephen Doyle Michael Ekman ’69 ■ Joyia Rich Fazelat ’96 ■ Scottie and Bill Ferry ■ Bonnie and Terry Flahive ■ Matthew Fossum ’97 Ann and James Gage Kathy and Mike Garfield ■ Maura and Rick Geddes Hansi and Bill Glahn ■

Judith Rutty Godfrey and Jay Godfrey ■ Marilee and Keith Handwerk Marc and Marie Hebert ■ Stacy Kutzelman and Eric Hinton Pat and Marcus Hurlbut ■ Scott Jensen ’81 Liz and Tom Kelsey Bill Kissick ■ Kristy and Scott Lamont Kathleen Herold and Tony Lapadula Lucille and Robert Lemay ■ Winnie Loeffler Lerner ’87 Wei Wu and Dan Li Tricia and Ned* Lucas ■ Patti and Neil Markwith ■ Jennifer D. and Gregory J. Melkonian ■ Nate Milne ’11 Linda Mackey Mitchell ’91 Pam Powers-Moll and Doug Moll ■ Francoise and John Morison ■ Jenny Carlson Mullins ’86 and Jay Mullins ■ Gerard Murphy ’98 Kunal and Jay Patel Mary and Mike Pelletier Rachel and John Polgrean ■ Barbara and Hobe Rand ■ Leitha and Wade Reilly Kelly Steele Reis ’97 Judy and Phil Ryan ■ Lois Breingan and Tony Salerni Randy Salzman ’82 Lori Salzman ’84 Tom Shanahan ’78 ■ William Skladony ’75 ■ Katarina and Tom Skladony ’71 Stacy and Jesse Smith Michelle and Paul Stagg John Stahl ’79 Wes Stearns ’96 Sheila and Bill Steele Lisa and Stew Strong ■ Michele and Scott Sumner ’94 Meg and Phil Tatro ■ John Van Hooser ’85 ■ Stephanie Bacon and Hoyt Walbridge, Ph.D. Kimberley Murphy Wilson ’80 Beverly and Paul Young

Supporter $250-$499

Anonymous (2) Lori Evans Alderin ’00 Ginny Alfano Elizabeth Aliotta ’12 ■ Deb and Nancy Allen ■ AmazonSmile Foundation Davida Rubin-Baker and Yami Baker Pat and Ralph Beasley ■ Tracy and Mark Blaisdell ■ Sally and Charlie Blake

Geoff Blanding ’04 ■ Rupsa and Matt Boelig ’02 Nadine and David Bothwell Rebecca and Fred Briccetti ■ Julie Cotter and John Bryant Mark Burkush ’70 Steve Camann Kate Hurlbut Chappell ’93 ■ Tyler Charlesworth ’94 Molly Cikacz ’08 ■ Nancy and Tom Cintorino Betsy and Rob Cissel ■ Becky and Mike Collins ■ Linda Bournival and Gerry Collins ■ Dianne Connolly ■ Michelle and Brian Coombes ■ Elizabeth and Matthew Davis Jenni and John Devine ■ Sara Dewey ’03 and Noah Walker Leah DeWitt ’12 Lisa and Erik Drake Waynne Dunbar Brinie Dunlap ’00 and Rob Childs ■ Jane Sullivan-Durand and Lynn Durand ■ Sharon and Wing Eng Debby and Michael Fedder ■ Mary Brunette and Mark Feigl ■ Thomas Flahive ’03 ■ Hal Freedman ’71 Carolyn and Louis Gargasz Paige Piani and Peter Giersch Judith Rutty Godfrey and Jay Godfrey ■ Pamela Pappas Goode ’69 ■ Morey Goodman ’69 Sally Green ■ Dana Green ’98 ■ John Griffith ’82 April and Keith Groves ■ Pat and Tom Halpin ■ Alice J. and Brian K. Handwerk ■ Marie Ishac-Hanna and John Hanna Jeannette and Gary Harper ■ Marc and Marie Hebert ■ Kathy Henrich Debra Repoza-Hogan and Bill Hogan Shari and Carson Hovey ■ Tian He and Jun Hu Rachel Daum Humphrey ’87 ■ Kathryn Van Der Beken Hunter and Preston Hunter ’98 ■ Cynthia and Chris Induni Scott Jensen ’81 Betty and Tom Jipson ■ Nancy Johnson ’76 ■ Drew Johnson ’16 Kevin Johnston ’84 Cheryl and David Keller ’80 Bill Kissick ■ Kris and Jon Kosheff ’78 Linn Girolimon Krikorian ’72 Kevin Lane Nicola and John Leonard ■

Winnie Loeffler Lerner ’87 Krissy and Bill Letourneau Meredith Leyden ’11 ■ Virginia Lockwood ’03 Joshua Lucas ’00 ■ Kristen Dahlmann ’93 and Neel Madan ’93 Mara Mades ’81 Julie Maglathlin ■ Rebecca Maglathlin ’00 Judith and Joe Maloy Fred Manheck ’70 Tim Mattison ’69 Nancy and Doug McIninch Lauren Melkonian and Matt Melkonian ’96 ■ Walt Milne ’82 ■ Robin and Peter Milnes Linda Mackey Mitchell ’91 Beth and Deno Mokas Anna and Boyan Moskov Lisa and Jeff Neville Catharine and Mason Newick ■ Kate Newick ’00 ■ Rachel and Dan Nolan ■ Phyllis and Dick Ormiston Kristina and Rob Parisien Jill and Bill Perkins Vincent Perron ’79 Kristen Kercher and Greg Porto Katharine Webster and John Pratt Barbara and Hobe Rand Stephanie and Kirk Rawson Randy Reis ■ Peggy and Jon Richardson ■ Davis Richmond ’86 ■ Carolyn and Stewart Richmond ■ Melanie Lindner Robbins ’03 Bobbi and Mike Roffo ■ Kathy and Jon Ross ■ Jan and Patrick Rutty ’84 ■

Kathleen Rutty-Fey ’87 and Erik Fey ■ Marion Brown and George Salmons Randy Salzman ’82 Sarah Pitman Sanford ’04 and Bryan Sanford ’04 Maria and Scott Sieper Kathleen and Patrick Smith Dave Smith ’74 Shelley and Joe Spierer ■ Nanette St. Pierre Locke Mary Carlisle-Stadelmann and Wayne Stadelmann Anne and David Stanley Tinka Stebbins Joni Taube ’69 and Eliot Sirkin ■ Ann and Scott Tierno Christo Tsiaras ’78 Robert Valliere ’73 ■ Agnes and Mark Vaughn ■ Mary Ann and Alex Vazquez ■ Elizabeth Vining ■ Jennifer and David Wagner ■ Jessica Shute Weber ’97 Lisa Wolff Huiling Wang and Lei Zhu

Pillar $1-$249

Anonymous Kathy and Greg Abate Trudy and David Abood Gwen and Paul Adams Sara Brennan Adams ’98 James Adie ’13 Carolyn Adie ’16 Carman Grotton Alenson ’83 and Jon Alenson Grace Alenson ’11 Grant Alenson ’14 Elizabeth Aliotta ’12 ■

Diane and Frank Allen ■ Jacquie Allman and Steve Allman ’83 Erika and Mike Alusic-Bingham Peter Amons ■ Audrey Anastasia Marcia and Steve Anderson ■ Cheryl Wainwright Anderson ’68 Bekah Angoff ’00 Richard Anthony ■ Diane Sanborn Arabian ’83 Pat and Marshall Armstrong Judy Ashton ’72 ■ Regina Assetta and Brian Lynch ■ Ruth and Edward Atwater ■ Julie Avery Emily Bacall Douglas Bacon and Anne Marie McGarry Amy and Jason Bahan Betsy Bailey Wendy Keller Baker ’87 Everett Baker ’13 ■ Theresa and John Barger Brennan Barnard ■ Meredyth Patterson and Tim Barnard Alisa Barnard Susan Barnard ■ Kathleen Flahive Baron ’99 Jonathan Baron ’86 Becky and Chris Barsi Liz Baseman ’08 Elma and Sejo Becirovic Sarah Anderson and Michael Beesley Cathy and Mark Bellinger Ariel Berk ’10 ■ Jason Berk ’13 ■ Maria and Lucius Biglow Lucia Biglow ’18 Monica Bilson Anne Marie Kenny and Tom Birch ■ Sue and Bill Birchard ■


ANNUAL REPORT THE DERRYFIELD FUND GIVING CLUBS (CONTINUED) Chris Bissonnette ■ Parker J. Blaisdell ’16 Elizabeth Crisp Blake ’75 Geoff Blanding ’04 ■ Connie and Bruce Blight Jenny Boesch and Timothy Dining Denise Cascio Bolduc and Dan Bolduc ■ Tony Bonjorno Nicole Borofsky ’94 Elizabeth Bolduc Boswell ’98 Ryan Bouchard ’97 ■ Carrie and John Bouton Loretta and Brian Brady Annie and Rich Branch ■ Deirdre Bradshaw Branch ’71 ■ Molly and Pete Brandt ■ Debbie and Josh Bremberg Deanna Briggs ’82 Gloria and Ron Brotherton ■ Cathleen and Carter Brown George Brown ’94 Nicole Bryant ’01 Molly Scotch Budman ’03 Louisa and Todd Burdette ■ Livi Burdette ’18 Mark Burkush ’70 Michelle and Rob Burns Kathleen and Keith Butler Laurie and Rich Byron Jed Cahill ’97 Ben Calegari ’10 Karen Callahan ‘86 Alex Campbell-Diehl ’15 A.J. Capowski ’79 ■ Alyson Carpenter Chris Carpenter Jennifer and Michael Carrobis ■ Brooke Carrobis Nicole Carrobis Taylor Carrobis ’18 Lulu Carter ’13 Polly Carter ’16 Martin Carter ’18 Kristin Cassidy Alexander Chan ’95 ■ Colleen and Jeff Chapdelaine Sylvia Chaplain Hilary Chaplain ’74 ■ Daniel Chen ’02 Karin Chen Nicole Chenelle ’11 Colette Chretien ’09 Johnny Cissel ’15 Maryann and Bill Clark ■ Emily Fritch Cochran ’05 Elizabeth Cockrell ’01 Linda Bournival and Gerry Collins ■ Reese Collins ’18 Steph Collins ’18 Kelly Collins ’17 Dianne Connolly ■ Gerry Connolly Chuck Converse ’71 ■


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Susan and Richard Conway ■ Brenna Conway ’18 Donna and Tony Coriaty Michelle and Chris Coriaty ■ Joseph B. Costa ’16 Maryellen and Gerry Costa ■ Linda Costello ’70 Debbie Cousineau ■ Jeff Cousineau ■ Judy and Gerry Couture Natalie Coviello ’07 Jeremy Crane ’92 ■ Cathleen Grotton Craven ’87 Tyler Crews ’17 Katherine Davis Crook ’99 Marcell Cruz Danielle Currier ’83 Max Curtin ’17 Wendy Athey Dairman ’90 Anne Marie and Jack Daniels Jenny and Bob Davis Ellen and Bill Davis ■ Joanne DeBold ■ Charlene and Rob DeCesare Frankie DeIeso-Frechette ’16 Lisa D’Ambruoso Demers ’96 Mike Desmarais ■ Farrah Desrosiers ’04 ■ Jenni and John Devine ■ Suzie Devine ’75 Scooty Devine ’16 Kate Dewey ’05 Casey and Jonathan DeYoung Connie Campbell and Tony Diehl Kristie and Brad Dinsmore ■ Nell Dodge ’95 ■ Fern Seiden and Tim Doherty ■ Kate Dolan Diane and David Donahue ■ Marshal Dong ’19 Jeanne and Mike Donnelly Alex Donovan ’10 Nancy Ekman Dorner ’69 Laura and Ben Dougherty Maureen and Jon Dowst ■ Sylvia Dowst ■ Jacob Dresner ’17 Krisha and Brian Dubreuil ■ Jamie Ducharme ’11 Jenny and Graham Duck ’00 Waynne Dunbar Brinie Dunlap ’00 and Rob Childs ■ Sue and Bill Dunlap Amily Dunlap ’93 Thaddeus Duprey ’04 Jane Sullivan-Durand and Lynn Durand ■ Mia and Brad Ek ■ Gershon Ekman ’71 ■ Pierce Ellinwood Jennifer Thomas Ellsworth ’87 Ken Eluto ’71 Sharon and Wing Eng ■

Richard Eng ’17 Kate Erskine and Jolene McWhirter ■ Kristen and Ray Etzo Megan Farr ’18 Charlotte and Charles Faulkner Craig and Claire Fauth ■ Grace Feigl ’18 Jamie Feinberg ’02 Joyce Ferris ■ Miles Fey ’17 Dianne and Mark Fiebrink ■ Lucy Field Valeriy Filatov ’09 Allison Fink ’08 ■ Linda and David Fink Hillary Fink ’07 Molly Zink Finocchiaro ’02 and Francesco Finocchiaro ’02 ■ First Congregational Church David Flagg ’98 ■ Sue Flagg ■ Steven Flagg ’03 ■ Carol Flavin-Veenstra and Alice Veenstra Mark Fleisher ’75 ■ Esther and Caleb Fleurant Ann and Steve Foster ■ Jonathan Foster ’94 Sadie Fowler ’09 ■ Deb DeIeso and Steve Frechette Kim Frederick ’89 Dorrie Freedman ’68 Bennett Freeman ’70 ■ Kathryn and Roger Frieden ■ Casey Frost ’18 Jonathan Furlong ’17 Tara and Jim Furlong ■ Katharine Gage ’21 Amanda Gagne Shannon and Brad Galinson Emma Garfield ’15 Ben Garfield ’17 Mike Garrity Brandon Gauthier Nancy and Glenn Geiger Mary Vic and Charlie Giersch Leigh Lambard Gillespie ’89 and Garrett Gillespie ’89 Lauren Abrahimzadeh Giordano ’99 and Paul Giordano Ryan Goggin ’16 Kathy and David Goldberg Ellie Goldthwait Dana Gomez-Gayne ’96 ■ Brenda Silva Gonzalez ’89 and Mario Gonzalez Greg Goodman ’68 Gail and Gary Gordon ■ Ted Graf ’79 April Shaw and Alex Granok ■ Eadric Granok ’17 Richard Green ’72 ■ Mitch Green ’13

Catherine Griffin ’00 Susan Grodman ■ Adam Grodman ’06 ■ Jesse Grodman ’08 Paulette and Chris Grondin ■ Sam Grondin ’17 Taryn O’Loughlin Gross ’96 April and Keith Groves ■ Annalise Groves ’17 Pat and Tom Halpin ■ Trish Halpin Tom Halpin III Dorna and Keith Hamer Kathy and Pat Hampson Sue and Barry Hantman ■ Shaye and Jared Hardner Jane and Roy Hasselman ■ Susan Milne Haydock ’80 Jennifer Goodrich Heilhecker ’96 Jim Hendrix ’77 ■ Kathy Henrich David Henry ’01 Patty and Gary Herbert Chris and Lauren Hettler ■ Bella Hoang ’18 Ha Hoang Marilyn and Alan Hoffman ■ Donna and Tim Hogan Ann Norton Holbrook Dennis Holland ■ Jean and Ben Horne ■ Angela Calvetti Hornor ’92 and Nye Hornor ’85 Cheryl Yennaco and Mark Horton Diane Hotten-Somers and Samuel Somers Tian He and Jun Hu Aran Hubbell ’11 ■ Brant Hughes ’93 Karen and Ken Hull Beatty and Susan Hunter ■ Debbie and William Irving Rachael Irving ’24 Eneida and Mirsad Islamovic John Jacobs ■ David Jensen ’00 Yan Zhang and Limin Jiang Mary Johnson Meredith Johnson ’00 Kellyn Johnson ’18 Kelly Kamborian ’78 Zu Kane Kaitlyn Kane ’10 and James Boulton David Kane ’96 ■ Mary and Jeff Karlin ■ Becca Karp and Anik Cote Maddie Kasten ’17 Christine and Gary Kaufman Fran Silberberg Keefe ’79 and Steve Keefe ■ Jacob Keefe ’06 ■ Samantha Keefe ’04 ■ Katy Keefe-Hancock and Lee Hancock ■

Peter Keeler ’99 Patricia and Mark Kegel ■ Ellen Parkhurst-Jipson Kelly ’00 and Bill Kelly Kristin Kelsey ’02 ■ Hannah Kelsey ’16 Lila Kelsey ’21 Nate Kelsey ’18 Roz KennyBirch ’13 ■ Erin and John Kerwin Jonathan Kfoury ’94 Judy and Liaquat Khan Dawn Kilcrease Kevin Hoang Kim ’15 Eliza T. Kissick ’16 Karla and Bob Kittler ■ Katherine Kittler ’17 Tammy Klein ’01 Madi Kochanek ’17 Adrian Kohn ’96 Drew Kosiarski ’05 Peter Kosiarski ’12 Andonios Kouninis ’14 Sofia Kouninis ’10 Mary Ellen O’Brien Kramer Madison Kramer ’10 Tim Kramer ’06 Rebecca and Bruce Krasnof Winnie and Matt Krogman ■ Liz Krogman ’16 Daneil Copertino Kuftinec ’87 and Robert Kuftinec ’87 ■ The Kula Foundation Heather Newton Kyemba ’92 Judy Lamont ■ Barrett Lamp ’11 Greg Lange Michael Larson ’11 Erin and Derek Lautieri ■ Cara Bishop Lavallee ’04 Julie and Al LeBlanc Michele and Dan Leclerc ■

Mary and Fran Lee Jaclyn Leeds ’06 Laura Mackey LeGower ’95 and Don LeGower Judy and Ed Lemire ■ Susan and Mark Leonardi Daniel Levenson ’99 Charlotte Leyden ’16 Victor Li ’17 Dave Lievens ’00 Debbie and Bob Lievens ■ Mike Litvin ’71 ■ Danielle and Morgan Llewelyn Virginia Lockwood ’03 Sandy Lockwood ’15 James Logan Kristin Migliori Logan ’07 and J. Duke Logan ’07 Andrew Lombardozzi ’18 Nancy Lord ’70 ■ Stacey and Steve Lunderville Annette and Charlie Lynch Donna and Jim Lynch Terri Lynch ■ Ellie Lynch ’12 Katherine Lynch ’10 Danielle and Chris MacDonald Sanjay Madan ’94 Tracey Madden Evelyn and Bill Madden ■ Elaine Madden Mary Jo and Rich Maguire Bob Mandel ’68 ■ Emily and Andrew Manns ■ Jan and Al Marcouillier Libby Marcouillier ’18 Josie Martin ’73 Corinne and Joe Martin Nathalie Halle Mason ’84 Cylvia and Marco Masoni AnnMarie and Chris Mayer ■ Elizabeth McAdoo ’19

Stacey Starner McAllister ’99 Scott McAuliffe ’95 ■ Sarah and Lenny McCaigue ■ Leslie Fleisher McCarthy ’73 ■ Andrea Schwartz McCullough ’01 ■ Stephanie Solms McCusker ’84 and David McCusker ■ Brodie McCusker ’11 ■ Cameron McCusker ’13 ■ Corey McGinley ’17 Kristin and Terry McGovern Elizabeth and David McKown Kenna and Ross McLeod Mariel McLeod ’11 Sidney McLean McNab ’84 ■ Jennilee and Chris McNeil ■ Deb and Doug Melanson ■ Morgan Melkonian ’00 and Matt Jerome ■ Liz and Brian Michaud Alexander Michaud ’12 Laura Michaud-Sullivan ’87 Julia Davis Michelsen ’96 Cindy and Dave Migliori ■ Gracie Mikol ’18 Matthew Milne ’13 Walt Milne ’82 ■ Judith Nelson Minzel ’69 ■ Alice Henly Mitchell and Parker Mitchell ’07 ■ Sara Schwartz Mohan ’99 ■ Beth and Deno Mokas Anna Mokas ’11 Ben Moll ’12 Hailey Moll ’14 Don Monson ’96 ■ Jennifer Donofrio and Dave Moore ■ Than Moore ’08 Colby Morgan ■ Bill Mosher ’96 Rachel Moss ’11 Sharon Pozner Moulis ’98 and Daniel Moulis Cassandra Muise ’18 Kay and Mark Mulcahy Avery Holland Murdock ’94 ■ Cheryl and Ken Murray ■ Sam Muskat ’17 Nicole D’Auteuil Mutnick ’91 Emily Karmen and Andy Myers Alex Nadeau ’23 Christine Nadeau ’23 Lisa and Jeff Neville Pam and Tim Neville Kate Newick ’00 ■ Susanna Woodbury Newsom ’90 ■ Jane Nolan Alfred Norton ’78 Chris Norwood ’99 ■ Daniel Jensen Oas ’96 Amy and Tom O’Brien Greg O’Brien

Andrea and Ed O’Brien ■ Brett O’Brien ’96 Dana and Rick Olivar ■ Firas Omer ’11 Elizabeth and Todd Ormiston Mark Ostergren ’70 Shelli Gay ■ Burton H. Owen ’16 Marsha and Denis Paiste George Papanicolaou ’99 Peter Paquette ’68 ■ Bill Partlan ’69 ■ Anja Paulsen ’00 and Christian Paulsen Mary Jane Peabody ’68 ■ Jessica Scheinman and Bryan Pellerin Maria Segovia and Damazo Perez Mary and Justin Perkins ■ Tara and Steve Perkins ■ Tracey and Keith Perkins Julia Perkins ’17 Andre Perron ’78 Kirsten Perry and Chris Perry ’91 Ernie Petit Marion and Alex Petron Laurie Scovel Pfeifer ’80 and Brad Pfeifer ’79 Adam Pignatelli ’96 ■ Debbie Pinto Diana and Brooks Place Barbara Novak Platt ’69 Isabell Plotsker ’18 Emma Polgrean ’16 Harold Pope ’76 Anthony Popeo ’08 Kristen Kercher and Greg Porto ■ Julie Hilliard Posternack ’01 ■ Danny Pouliot Katharine Webster and John Pratt Ray Provencher ■ Jake Prunier ’00 Gretchen and Chris Pyles G. Forrest Quimby ’72 ■ Shannon and Larry Quinlan ■ Thomas Quinn ’13 Mary Quinn ’16 Wendy and Mark Rapaport Renee and Asim Razvi ■ Shaina Razvi ’17 Tess Regan ’15 MaryBeth Blight Reis ’85 Laura Reis ’99 Kit and Steve Reno ■ Susan Resnicoff ’87 ■ Judy and Kyle Reynolds ■ L. Scott Rice ’76 Page Fairman Rich ’92 ■ Evelyn and Allan Richardson

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ANNUAL REPORT THE DERRYFIELD FUND GIVING CLUBS (CONTINUED) Lisa and Mike Richer Debbie and John Richey Elizabeth Richey ’03 ■ Kate Richey ’06 ■ Denise Rinker Mallory Rinker ’08 Ruth and Larry Rioux Lee and Mike Rivard ■ Brandan Rivard ’10 ■ Bryan Rivard ’11 ■ Marcie Roberts ■ Karen and Kenneth Robichaud ■ Becky Grosso Robinson ’79 Lauren Rohlfs ’17 Kimberly and Joe Romo ■ Aubrey Rosenthal ’93 and Tracy Clapp Jill and Paul Rosenthal Sara Ross ’86 Duncan Rotch ’88 Keith Rousseau ’95 Donna Newman and Stuart Russell ■ Travis Russell ’11 Laura Russell and Frank Moltz ■ Benjamin Russell ’94 ■ Jan and Patrick Rutty ’84 ■ Deborah Woods Ryan ’78 Kristen Ryan ’11 Lee Rynearson ’03 ■ G.J. Thomas Sadler ’73 Lauren Saidel-Baker ’07 ■ Marion Brown and George Salmons Regina Salmons ’14 Annie and Dick Samuels ■ Sharon and Lewis Santosuosso Shauna Sarsfield Tim Sattler ■ Oliver Sattler ’18 Ellen and Bill Saturley Mamta and Raju Saxena Grace and Otto Schaefer ■


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Nancy and Tom Schmidt Patricia King Schnable ’68 ■ Wendy and Eric Schoneberger ■ Jared Schoneberger ’14 Kim Schumacher Ben Schwalke Paula Leonard-Schwartz and Steve Schwartz ■ Daniel Schwartzberg ’13 Anne and Bill Schwarz Ethan Schwelling ’04 Carver Woodbury Scott ’96 Ginger and Bob Searle ■ Valerie and Rick Senatore Justin Shaka ’00 ■ Liz Shanahan ’81 Sally Shea Brigid and Jerry Sheehan Patrick Sheehan Andrea Sheldon ’09 ■ Liz and Tom Shepherd ■ Julia Shepherd ’18 Gavin Shilling ’17 Miranda Shilling ’19 Lindley Shutz and Michael Lynch ■ Sarah and Rich Sigel ’81 ■ Jenna Sirkin ’00 and Rampal Chopra ’00 Kayla Sirkin ’06 George Skaperdas ’78 Joanne and Forrest Small Kathleen and Patrick Smith ■ Amy Howell and Carson Smith Samantha Smith ’16 Dan Smith ’18 Edna and David Snow ■ Phoebe Socha ’17 Donna and Dan Sovie Molly and Dan Sperduto Talia Sperduto ’17 Eric Spierer ’06

Cindy and Jim St. Jean ■ Sarah Stahl ’76 ■ Victoria Starr ’05 Kate and Jon Steer ’72 Liz Stefany ’98 Nancy Steffen and Jason Steffen ’98 Lily Steiner ’14 Rosie Steiner ’17 Nevin Stevens ’12 Andrea and David Stevenson ■ Marianne Ansdell Stone ’88 and Oliver Stone ’90 Donna and Phil Stone Alexander Sturke ’89 Terry Sturke Sue and Bob Swartz Sarah Fogal Sweatlock ’99 Christopher L. Sweeney ’84 and Christine B. Crabb ■ Peter Talpey Bernice and Saul Taube ■ Jill Teeters Alexandra Terninko ’88 Jean and Mark Thompson Jillian Thompson ’10 Peter Thompson ’15 Lisa Tourangeau ■ Megan Tsai ’07 Amy Turcotte Christie Turner ’98 Ukropina Family Eileen Cremin Urquart ’86 Berklee Vaillancourt ’14 Colbi Vaillancourt ’14 Cathryn Vaughn ’91 Mindy Nenopoulos Verenis ’75 ■ Joanna Blanding Vides ’96 Linda and Jan Vidmar Kerry and Dave Viger Cab Vinton

Josh Volinsky ’00 Paige Voss ’17 Emma Wagner ’17 Lynne and Derek Wagner ■ Diane and Glen Wall ■ John Wallin ’96 Barbara Kaegi Walls ’91 ■ Alexa Warburton ’05 Michele and Jeff Ward Amanda Fiedler Wastrom ’97 Mary Ann and James Watt Lucy Weathers Sam Weathers ’14 Kate Weber ’04 Arlene and Ted Weimer Jack Welch ’71 ■ Jess Oas Welch ‘95 Shelley and Bill Westenberg ■ Jeff Weston ’74 Shelley and Stan Wheeler Karen and Paul Whitmore Sue and Scott Wickett Thomas Wilder ’96 Suzanne and Eric Will ■ Hannah Will ’08 ■ Raymond Williams Fran and Tom Wills ■ Tammi and Dave Wilson Lori and Steve Winder Lisa Wolff Ralph Wunderl ’07 Kristen Pearson Wydom ’96 ■ Ellen Yoffa ’69 ■ Steve Young Juan Zamudio ’14 Lucyann and Rick Zeller ■ Tammy and Tim Zinck Alexander Zorn ’11


A.J. Capowski ’79 Ellie Goodwin Cochran ’69 and David Cochran Bennett Freeman ’70 Hansi and Bill Glahn Pamela Pappas Goode ’69 Susan Stahl Hardy ’70 Nancy Johnson ’76 Stephanie Solms McCusker ’84 and David McCusker Jennifer D. and Gregory J. Melkonian Susan Resnicoff ’87 Carolyn and Stewart Richmond Kathy and Jon Ross Sarah and Rich Sigel ’81 William Skladony ’75 Jack Welch ’71 Nancy Stahl Wilsker ’73 Clea and Neal Winneg ’78

25 Years

Karen and John Allard ’83 Deb and Nancy Allen Peter Amons Marcia and Steve Anderson Caryl and Barry Brensinger Michael Ekman ’69 Sue Flagg Barbara and David Haight Jim Hendrix ’77 Debbie and Bob Lievens Nancy Lord ’70 Catharine and Mason Newick G. Forrest Quimby ’72 Jan and Patrick Rutty ’84 Kathleen Rutty-Fey ’87 and Erik Fey Wendy and E. Charles Sanborn Sarah Stahl ’76 Christopher L. Sweeney ’84 and Christine B. Crabb Mindy Nenopoulos Verenis ’75 Fran and Dick Winneg Lucyann and Rick Zeller

20 Years

Becky and Bruce Berk Donna and Ev Bishop Dianne Connolly David Flagg ’98 Bonnie and Terry Flahive Kathryn and Roger Frieden Jaye R. and Charles S. Goodwin Ann and Joe Harrington Dennis Holland David Kane ’96 Judy and Ed Lemire Rosamond and David Lockwood Tricia and Ned* Lucas Bob Mandel ’68 Patti and Neil Markwith Sarah and Lenny McCaigue

Walt Milne ’82 Judith Nelson Minzel ’69 Page Fairman Rich ’92 Davis Richmond ’86 Karen and Kenneth Robichaud Nancy Stearns Bernice and Saul Taube Bud Van Arsdale The VanArsdale/Dewey Family Diane and Glen Wall

15 Years

Richard Anthony Chris Bissonnette Tracy and Mark Blaisdell Lori and Ray Boelig Jason Boyer ’83 Annie and Rich Branch Gloria and Ron Brotherton Katie and Steve Burke Matthew Butterick ’88 Chris and Michael Cikacz Molly Cikacz ’08 Michelle and Brian Coombes Debbie Cousineau Jeff Cousineau Ellen and Bill Davis Kerry and Charles Desfosses Gershon Ekman ’71 Kate Erskine and Jolene McWhirter Steven Flagg ’03 Ann and Steve Foster Helen Gemmill ’96 Gail and Gary Gordon Pamela Grich and Louis Fink Alice J. and Brian K. Handwerk Chris and Lauren Hettler John Jacobs Betty and Tom Jipson Katy Keefe-Hancock and Lee Hancock Laurie and Jim Lamp Erin and Derek Lautieri Michele and Dan Leclerc Donna K. Lencki Evelyn and Bill Madden Leslie Fleisher McCarthy ’73 Deb and Doug Melanson Morgan Melkonian ’00 and Matt Jerome Chris Norwood ’99 Shelli Gay and Bryan Otey Mary and Justin Perkins Adam Pignatelli ’96 Lucy S. and Daniel C. Potter Ray Provencher Kimberly Kirkland and Randy Reis Elizabeth Richey ’03 Jan and Michael Romanowsky Annie and Dick Samuels Joni Taube ’69 and Eliot Sirkin Kathryn Lemmon and King Warburton Kristen Pearson Wydom ’96

10 Years

Barbara and Kirk Abbott Christine and Garrett Adie Diane and Frank Allen Christine and Mark Anderson Ruth and Edward Atwater Brennan Barnard Patricia and Tom Barstow Whitney Lockwood Berdy ’00 Anne Marie Kenny and Tom Birch Sue and Bill Birchard Ryan Bouchard ’97 Deirdre Bradshaw Branch ’71 Molly and Pete Brandt Rebecca and Fred Briccetti Mary Halpin Carter and Christopher H. M. Carter Maureen and Jon Dowst Brinie Dunlap ’00 and Rob Childs Craig and Claire Fauth Joyce Ferris Dianne and Mark Fiebrink Thomas Flahive ’03 Brenda and Gary Goudreau Richard Green ’72 Susan Grodman Jane and Roy Hasselman Kathryn Van Der Beken Hunter and Preston Hunter ’98 Mary and Jeff Karlin Patricia and Mark Kegel

Daneil Copertino Kuftinec ’87 and Robert Kuftinec ’87 Lauren and Paul J. Leyden Joshua Lucas ’00 Alice Henly Mitchell and Parker Mitchell ’07 Sara Schwartz Mohan ’99 Don Monson ’96 Lisa and Dan Muskat ’82 Susanna Woodbury Newsom ’90 Mary Jane Peabody ’68 Rachel and John Polgrean Julie Hilliard Posternack ’01 Kit and Steve Reno Lee and Mike Rivard Marcie Roberts Lee Rynearson ’03 Lauren Saidel-Baker ’07 Lindley Shutz and Michael Lynch Michael Spector ’93 Beth and Brian Stevens Andrea and David Stevenson John Van Hooser ’85 September and Doug Voss Lynne and Derek Wagner Hannah Will ’08 Suzanne and Eric Will Michele and Bill Zorn



Nancy J. Lord Frederick C. Manheck Mark E. Ostergren

47% Participation ($575) Cheryl Wainwright Anderson Dorrie A. Freedman Greg Goodman Robert Mandel Peter C. Paquette Mary Jane Peabody Patricia King Schnable

Class of 1971

28% Participation ($1,301) Deirdre B. Branch Charles J. Converse Gershon Ekman Kenneth Eluto Hal Freedman Michael Litvin Thomas W. Skladony John S. Welch

Class of 1969

55% Participation ($7,041) Michael Broad Ellie Goodwin Cochran Nancy Ekman Dorner Michael B. Ekman Pamela Pappas Goode Morris K. Goodman Timothy D. Mattison Judith Nelson Minzel William L. Partlan Barbara Novak Platt Joanne C. Taube Ellen J. Yoffa

Class of 1972

18% Participation ($5,560) Judith W. Ashton Richard S. Green Linnell Girolimon Krikorian G. Forrest Quimby David B. Snow, Jr. Jonathan P. Steer

Class of 1973

Class of 1970

16% Participation ($3,475) Josephine C. Martin Leslie Fleisher McCarthy G.J. Thomas Sadler Robert J. Valliere Nancy Stahl Wilsker

23% Participation ($5,421) Mark P. Burkush Harris Corwin Linda M. Costello Bennett Freeman Susan Stahl Hardy John R. Korona

Class of 1974

12% Participation ($345) Hilary Chaplain David B. Smith Jeffrey Weston

Class of 1975

28% Participation ($925) Elizabeth Crisp Blake Susan M. Devine Mark H. Fleisher William P. Skladony Mindy Nenopoulos Verenis

Class of 1976

24% Participation ($5,685) Nancy K. Johnson Gayle McGinnis Harold D. Pope L. Scott Rice Gay E. Shanahan Sarah A. Stahl

Class of 1977

Class of 1978

37% Participation ($19,170) Bradley N. Benson David L. Grosso Kelly Kamborian



2024 80% 2018 78% 2019 78%



$615,441 RAISED




1996 55% 1969 55% 1968 47%

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Class of 1979

17% Participation ($950) Anthony J. Capowski Ted Graf Frances Silberberg Keefe Bradford S. Pfeifer Becky Grosso Robinson John S. Stahl

Class of 1980

13% Participation ($650) Susan Milne Haydock Laurie Scovel Pfeifer Kimberley Murphy Wilson

Class of 1981

4% Participation ($200) James D. Hendrix


Jonathan Kosheff Alfred Norton Andre R. Perron Debbie Woods Ryan Thomas G. Shanahan George C. Skaperdas Neal S. Winneg

16% Participation ($3,450) Scott G. Jensen Susan Rand King Mara Mades Elizabeth A. Shanahan Richard Sigel

Class of 1982

15% Participation ($4,050) Deanna Briggs John W. Griffith Walter P. Milne Daniel S. Muskat Bertrand B. Salzman

Class of 1983 22% Participation ($5,630) 1983 – 22% - $5,630.00 Carman Grotton Alenson John R. Allard Steven Allman Diane Sanborn Arabian Jason Boyer Danielle M. Currier

Class of 1984

20% Participation ($11,100) Kevin L. Johnston Nathalie Halle Mason Stephanie Solms McCusker Sidney McLean McNab Patrick M. Rutty Florence Salzman Christopher L. Sweeney Ayn B. Whytemare-Donovan

Class of 1985

13% Participation ($900) Nye Hornor MaryBeth Blight Reis John O. Van Hooser

Class of 1986

17% Participation ($1,275) Jonathan M. Baron Mary Gartner Boyd Karen Callahan Jennifer Carlson Mullins Davis L. Richmond Sara E. Ross Eileen Cremin Urquart

Class of 1987 30% Participation ($1,680) 1987 – 30%- $1,680.00 Wendy Keller Baker Cathleen Grotton Craven Jennifer Thomas Ellsworth Rachel Daum Humphrey Daneil Copertino Kuftinec Robert Z. Kuftinec Winifred Loeffler Lerner Laura Michaud-Sullivan Susan L. Resnicoff Kathleen Rutty-Fey

Class of 1988

8% Participation ($1,350) Matthew C. Butterick Duncan Rotch Marianne Ansdell Stone Alexandra S. Terninko

Class of 1989

16% Participation ($1,070) Kimberly F. Frederick Garrett G. Gillespie Leigh Lambard Gillespie Brenda Silva Gonzalez Alexander E. Sturke Heather Wilding-White Wilding

Class of 1990

9% Participation ($1,800) Wendy Athey Dairman Jason P. Keefer Susanna Woodbury Newsom Oliver Stone

Class of 1991

14% Participation ($1,000) Linda Mackey Mitchell Nicole D’Auteuil Mutnick Christopher Perry Cathryn E. Vaughn Barbara Kaegi Walls

Class of 1992

12% Participation ($3,020) Amy Decker Brar Jeremy W. Crane Angela Calvetti Hornor Heather Newton Kyemba James T. Rich Page Fairman Rich

Adam B. Pignatelli Carver Woodbury Scott Wes Stearns Jed Van Sciver Joanna Blanding Vides John Wallin Thomas G. Wilder Kristen Pearson Wydom

Class of 1993

Class of 1997

21% Participation ($1,625) Katherine Hurlbut Chappell Kristen Dahlmann Amily Dunlap Brant J. Hughes Neel Madan Margaux D’Auteuil Peabody Aubrey Rosenthal Michael K. Spector

Class of 1994

29% Participation ($3,580) J. Ryan Bielagus D. Nicole Borofsky George K. Brown Ashley Stearns Burr Brian Decker Jonathan Foster Jonathan N. Kfoury Sanjay Madan Avery Holland Murdock Benjamin L. Russell Matthew L. Scotch Scott Sumner

Class of 1995

16% Participation ($741) Peter G. Bielagus Alexander L. Chan Nell E. Dodge Laura A. Mackey LeGower Scott C. McAuliffe Keith L. Rousseau Jessica Oas Welch

Class of 1996

55% Participation ($4,329) Paul Abrahimzadeh Lisa D’Ambruoso Demers Joyia Rich Fazelat Helen J. Gemmill Dana M. Gomez-Gayne Taryn O’Loughlin Gross Jennifer Goodrich Heilhecker David M. Kane Adrian Kohn Julia Davis Michelsen Donald R. Monson William Mosher Daniel Oas Brett P. O’Brien

22% Participation ($4,833) Ryan J. Bouchard James D. Cahill Dylan R. Cruess Matthew J. Fossum Matthew S. Girard Tyson C. Heilhecker Emily R. Newick Kelly Steele Reis Amanda Fiedler Wastrom Jessica Shute Weber

Class of 1998

26% Participation ($1,297) Sara Brennan Adams Elizabeth Bolduc Boswell David D. Flagg J. Preston Hunter Sharon Pozner Moulis F. Gerard Murphy Elizabeth A. Stefany Jason R. Steffen Christina E. Turner

Class of 1999

33% Participation ($1,445) Kathleen M. Baron Katherine E. Davis Crook Lauren Abrahimzadeh Giordano Hannah L. Arnold Peter C. Keeler Daniel F. Levenson Stacey Starner McAllister Sara Schwartz Mohan Christopher A. Norwood George B. Papanicolaou Laura Reis Sarah Fogal Sweatlock

Class of 2000

38% Participation ($4,679) Lori Evans Alderin Rebekah M. Angoff John L. Arnold Whitney Lockwood Berdy Rampal Chopra Graham Duck Sabrina E. Dunlap Christopher W. Garos Catherine B. Griffin David H. Jensen Meredith L. Johnson

Ellen Parkhurst-Jipson Kelly David W. Lievens Joshua P. Lucas Morgan Melkonian Catharine N. Newick Anja O. Paulsen Jacob R. Prunier Justin G. Shaka Jenna T. Sirkin Joshua M. VolinskY

Class of 2001

17% Participation ($3,476) Nicole M. Bryant Andrew D. Cochran Elizabeth Cockrell Rebecca F. Connolly Kathryn Albert Garos David D. Henry III Tamara Klein Andrea Schwartz McCullough Julie Hilliard Posternack

Class of 2002

19% Participation ($2,181) 2002 – 19% - $2,181.41 Matthew M. Boelig Daniel Y. Chen Kristen Geiger Cochran Anne Lucas Durham Jamie Feinberg Francesco Finocchiaro Molly Zink Finocchiaro Kristin E. Kelsey

Class of 2003

16% Participation ($1,275) 2003 – 16% - $1,275.00 Molly Scotch Budman Sara V. Dewey Steven M. Flagg Thomas C. Flahive Virginia G. Lockwood Elizabeth A. Richey Melanie Lindner Robbins Lee Rynearson

Class of 2004

15% Participation ($575) Geoffrey T. Blanding Farrah Desrosiers Thaddeus S. Duprey Samantha D. Keefe Cara Bishop Lavallee Ethan I. Schwelling Katherine E. Weber

Class of 2005

12% Participation ($3,545) Emily Fritch Cochran Kathryn G. Dewey Andrew P. Kosiarski D E R RY F I E L D.O R G

ANNUAL REPORT ALUMNI GIVING (CONTINUED) Carolyn Goodwin Leary Brett A. McLarnon Victoria A. Starr F. Alexandra Warburton

Class of 2006

12% Participation ($288) Adam P. Grodman Jacob M. Keefe Timothy O. Kramer Jaclyn Leeds Katherine J. Richey Kayla T. Sirkin Eric D. Spierer

Class of 2007

19% Participation ($455) Natalie R. Coviello Hillary E. Fink Kristin E. Migliori Logan J. Duke Logan E. Parker R. Mitchell Lauren S. Saidel-Baker Megan Tsai Ralph E. A. Wunderl

Class of 2008

17% Participation ($600) 2008 – 17% - $600.00 Elizabeth J. Baseman Molly A. Cikacz Allison M. Fink Jesse A. Grodman Nathaniel P. Moore Anthony V. Popeo Mallory K. Rinker Hannah Will

Class of 2009

7% Participation ($235) Colette M. Chretien Valeriy V. Filatov Sadie E. Fowler Andrea K. Sheldon

Class of 2010

116% Participation ($505) Ariel S. Berk Benjamin S. B. Calegari Alexandra C. Donovan Kaitlyn S. Kane Sofia A. Kouninis Madison O. Kramer Cameron J. Lencki Katherine A. Lynch Brandan M. Rivard Jillian E. Thompson

Class of 2011

29% Participation ($1,760) Grace B. Alenson Nicole Chenelle Zachary Chin Jamie M. Ducharme Aran K. Hubbell Barrett J. Lamp Michael K. Larson Meredith K. Leyden C. Brodie McCusker Mariel J. McLeod Nathan P. Milne Anna E. Mokas Rachel E. Moss Firas M. Omer Bryan J. Rivard

Travis J. Russell Kristen M. Ryan Alexander V. A. Zorn

Class of 2012

10% Participation ($245) Elizabeth A. Aliotta Peter E. Kosiarski Eleanor B. C. Lynch Alexander R. Michaud Benjamin M. Moll Nevin R. Stevens

Class of 2013

18% Participation ($425) James R. Adie Everett V. P. Baker Jason R. Berk Louisa E. Carter Mitchell J. Green Rosalind A. KennyBirch Cameron C. McCusker Matthew R. Milne Thomas G. Quinn Daniel M. Schwartzberg

Class of 2014

14% Participation ($780) Grant E. Alenson Andonios E. Kouninis Zichong Li Hailey V. Moll Regina A. Salmons Jared L. Schoneberger Lily R. Steiner Berklee R. Vaillancourt Colbi R. Vaillancourt Samuel K. Weathers Juan E. Zamudio

Class of 2015

10% Participation ($282) Alexandra E. Campbell-Diehl John P. Cissel Emma F. Garfield Kevin H. Kim David A. Lockwood Tess R. Regan Peter E. Thompson

Class of 2016

22% Participation ($370) Carolyn A. Adie Parker J. Blaisdell Mary W. Carter Joseph B. Costa Francesca H. DeIeso-Frechette Jonathan E. Devine Ryan J. Goggin Suzannah F. Kelsey 44

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Eliza T. Kissick Elizabeth G. Krogman Charlotte G. Leyden Burton H. Owen Emma L. Polgrean Mary L. Quinn Samantha L. Smith

Class of 2017

33% Participation ($986) Kelly M. Collins Tyler N. Crews Maxwell W. Curtin Ethan J. Dresner Richard M. Eng Miles F. Fey Jonathan T. Furlong Benjamin W. Garfield Eadric H. N. Granok Samuel J. Grondin Annalise G. Groves Madeline J. Kasten Katherine A. Kittler Madison R. Kochanek JiaLang Li Corey R. McGinley Samantha J. Muskat Julia M. Perkins Shaina A. Razvi Lauren M. Rohlfs Gavin T. Shilling Phoebe J. Socha Talia B. Sperduto Rosalie D. Steiner Paige R. Voss Emma M. Wagner

Class of 2018

36% Participation ($188) Lucia M. Biglow Olivia J. Burdette Taylor J. Carrobis T. Martin Carter Reese M. Collins Stephanie L. Collins Brenna M. Conway Megan R. Farr C. Grace Feigl Casey A. Frost Boi N. Hoang Kellyn R. Johnson Nathaniel S. Kelsey Andrew J. Lombardozzi Elizabeth G. Marcouillier Grace E. Mikol Cassandra E. Muise Isabell G. Plotsker Oliver J. Sattler Julia K. Shepherd Daniel P. Smith

PARENT GIVING Class of 2018

78% Participation Anonymous Erika and Mike Alusic-Bingham Maria and Lucius Biglow Rebecca and Fred Briccetti ■ Louisa and Todd Burdette ■ Jennifer and Michael Carrobis ■ Mary Halpin Carter and Christopher H. M. Carter ■ Kristin Cassidy Colleen and Jeff Chapdelaine Becky and Mike Collins ■ Linda Bournival and Gerry Collins ■ Charlene and Rob DeCesare Kate Dolan Maureen and Jon Dowst ■ Krisha and Brian Dubreuil ■ Patty and Vince Dwyer Norene and David Farr Mary Brunette and Mark Feigl ■ Kathy and Bill Gillett Julie and Rob Glosner ■ Kathy Henrich Stacy Kutzelman and Eric Hinton Ha Hoang Shari and Carson Hovey ■ Yan Zhang and Limin Jiang Jen and Brian Johnson ■ Lea and Bill Kelsey Judy Lamont ■ Kathleen Herold and Tony Lapadula Brenda and Rich Lombardozzi ■ AnnMarie and Chris Mayer ■ Pam Powers-Moll and Doug Moll ■ Elizabeth and Todd Ormiston Tara and Steve Perkins ■ Colleen and Vadim Plotsker ■ Katharine Webster and John Pratt Stephanie and Kirk Rawson Stewart Richmond ■ Sharon and Lewis Santosuosso Tim Sattler ■ Sasha Kuftinec and Mark Schwartzberg ■ Patrick Sheehan Liz and Tom Shepherd ■ Lindley Shutz and Michael Lynch ■ Kathleen and Patrick Smith ■ Lisa and Stew Strong ■ Sue and Scott Wickett Hong Zhang and Hanneng Xie

Elizabeth and Matthew Davis Fern Seiden and Tim Doherty ■ Kaer Shi and Yihui Dong Carilyn Cronin Donovan and Bill Donovan Esther and Caleb Fleurant Ginger and Michael Fortin Anne and Mitch Gagnon ■ Kathy and David Goldberg Brenda Silva Gonzalez ’89 and Mario Gonzalez Cheryl Yennaco and Mark Horton Tian He and Jun Hu Patricia and Lou Imbriano ■ Eneida and Mirsad Islamovic Kirsti and Paul Karpawich Judy and Liaquat Khan Kris Reid and Curtis Kloc Susan and Mark Leonardi Wei Wu and Dan Li Stacey and Steve Lunderville Judy and Jon MacLean ■ Lisa and Tim McGrath ■ Liz and Brian Michaud Jenny Carlson Mullins ’86 and Jay Mullins ■ Cheryl and Ken Murray ■ Lisa and Jeff Neville Rachel and Dan Nolan ■ Kasey and Lee Ormiston ■ Tara and Steve Perkins ■ Marjorie and Scott Pim Diana and Brooks Place Rachel and John Polgrean ■ Lisa and Mike Richer Sharon and Tom Rohlfs ■ Marlene and Steve Rotering Hongqiu Wen and Shu Shao Lara Shilling ■ Molly and Dan Sperduto Marianne Ansdell Stone ’88 and Oliver Stone ’90 Olga Yurovskaya and David Thirkill ■ Lisa and Tom Thorne ■ Ann and Scott Tierno ■ David Wagner ■ Jen Wagner ■ Amy and John Watson Heather Wilding-White Wilding ’89 and Keith Wilding ■ Lori and Steve Winder

Class of 2019

Class of 2020

78% Participation Christine and Garrett Adie ■ Serena and Ken Anderson Davida Rubin-Baker and Yami Baker Denise Cascio Bolduc and Dan Bolduc ■ Lesley and Andrew Carr ■ Betsy and Rob Cissel ■

72% Participation Kathy and Greg Abate Jacquie Allman and Steve Allman ’83 Shannon and John Best Jane and Steve Bogursky Lynn Bollengier ■ Molly and Pete Brandt ■

Laurie and Rich Byron Colleen and Jeff Chapdelaine Jim Chen Karin Chen Michelle and Chris Coriaty ■ Debbie Cousineau ■ Jeff Cousineau ■ Kristina Isakovich and Richard Critz ■ Mike Desmarais ■ Julie and Rob Glosner ■ Lauren and Michael Hines Cheryl Yennaco and Mark Horton Julia and Nelson Howe ■ Susan Rand King ’81 and Bill King Mary Ellen O’Brien Kramer Kathleen Herold and Tony Lapadula Liu Xin and Tingzhao Li Terri Lynch ■ Tracey Madden Tracy and Joe Matarese Sarah and Lenny McCaigue ■ Shannon and Doug McGinley ■ Jennifer Donofrio and Dave Moore ■ Kunal and Jay Patel Marnie and Mike Plage Colleen and Vadim Plotsker ■ Gretchen and Chris Pyles Siobhan and Tom Quinn ■ Sharon and Lewis Santosuosso Carolyn and Patrick Scholten ■ Valerie and Rick Senatore Latha and Senraj Soundar Donna and Dan Sovie Michelle and Paul Stagg Lisa and Stew Strong ■ Julie and Phil Taub ■ Ruth and Jeff Templeton ■ Yan Xiang and Wen Wang Michele and Jeff Ward Kelly and Craig Weimer Ayn Whytemare-Donovan ’84 Karen and Erik Young Guixiang Liu and Moazhen Yuan

Class of 2021

76% Participation Samantha and Tony Baldini Kerry and Rick Barto Monica Bilson Molly and Pete Brandt ■ Michelle and Rob Burns Kathleen and Keith Butler Sylvia and Samir Christian Amy and Scott Davenport Jenny and Bob Davis Regina and Jesse Dixon Lisa and Erik Drake Renee and Scott Dudley Carol Flavin-Veenstra and Alice Veenstra Kelley and John Gage

Anne and Mitch Gagnon ■ Laura and John Gargasz Paige Piani and Peter Giersch Paulette and Chris Grondin ■ Shari and Carson Hovey ■ Cynthia and Chris Induni ■ Tamatha and Steve Johnson Lea and Bill Kelsey Sarah and Jason LaCroix Julie and Al LeBlanc Amy and Chris Licata Judy and Jon MacLean ■ Corinne and Joe Martin Deb and Fritz Morgan Rachel and Dan Nolan ■ Amy and Tom O’Brien Greg O’Brien Elizabeth and Todd Ormiston Jamie and Jamie Pagliocco Mary and Mike Pelletier Marion and Alex Petron Marjorie and Scott Pim Marnie and Mike Plage Amy Meier and Kevin Raymond Rachel Jordan and Tad Renvyle Sharon and Tom Rohlfs ■ Kathleen Rutty-Fey ’87 and Erik Fey ■ Lindley Shutz and Michael Lynch ■ Joanne and Forrest Small Stacy and Jesse Smith Debbie and David Smith ■ Amy Sutton Ann and Scott Tierno ■ Lynne and Derek Wagner ■ Amy and John Watson Carol and Tom Wold Guohong Wang and Qisheng Zhu

Class of 2022

62% Participation Christine and Garrett Adie ■ Brennan Barnard ■ Alisa Barnard Elma and Sejo Becirovic Shannon and John Best Mary Tenn and Stephen Blair Amy Decker Brar ’92 and Harry Brar Cathleen and Carter Brown Laurie and Rich Byron Michelle and Chris Coriaty ■ Marcell Cruz Karen and Stephen Doyle Katie and John Friberg Shannon and Brad Galinson Debra Repoza-Hogan and Bill Hogan Diane Hotten-Somers and Samuel Somers Cynthia and Chris Induni ■ Mi Young and Jamie Kim Susan Rand King ’81 and Bill King D E R RY F I E L D.O R G

ANNUAL REPORT PARENT GIVING (CONTINUED) Gargi and Joydip Kundu Kristy and Scott Lamont Kristen and Harold Losey Jill and Paul Rosenthal Lisa Tourangeau ■ Lynne and Derek Wagner ■ René Whiteley and Travis Warren Heather Wilding-White Wilding ’89 and Keith Wilding ■

Class of 2023

77% Participation Kathy and Greg Abate Emily Bacall Amy and Jason Bahan Theresa and John Barger Brie and Sean Burns Laurie and Rich Byron Lesley and Andrew Carr ■ Patty and Rand Cayer Maura and Rick Geddes Shaye and Jared Hardner Lauren and Michael Hines


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Erin and Derek Lautieri ■ Amy and Chris Licata James Logan Jen Moeckel Joy and Dan Monfried Jennifer Donofrio and Dave Moore ■ Kay and Mark Mulcahy Ursula and Steven Nadeau Maria Segovia and Damazo Perez Mary and Justin Perkins ■ Marnie and Mike Plage Kirsten Vernon and Kevin Ramundo Rhenea and Dan Regan ■ Leitha and Wade Reilly Nora Colliton and John Savina Ben Schwalke Stacey and Steve Shula Olga Yurovskaya and David Thirkill ■ Ukropina Family Kerry and Dave Viger Cab Vinton David Wagner ■

Jen Wagner ■ Karen and Erik Young

Class of 2024

80% Participation Rose-Lynn and Steve Armstrong Cecilia Clemans and Jeanne Bailey-Clemans Brennan Barnard ■ Alisa Barnard Claudia and Jim Barrett Mary Tenn and Stephen Blair Loretta and Brian Brady Amy Decker Brar ’92 and Harry Brar Jim Chen Karin Chen Lisa and Erik Drake Renee and Scott Dudley Julia Burdick and Nathan Faulkner ■ Anne and Mitch Gagnon ■ Paige Piani and Peter Giersch Jennifer and Bob Grunbeck

Alice J. and Brian K. Handwerk ■ Sue and Bruce Howard Debbie and William Irving Erin and John Kerwin Danielle and Morgan Llewelyn Kristen and Harold Losey Danielle and Chris MacDonald Corinne and Joe Martin Tracy and Joe Matarese Shannon and Doug McGinley ■ Laurel and Tom McLain Lori Mix and Allen Merriman Moni and Tung Nguyen Kunal and Jay Patel Jessica Scheinman and Bryan Pellerin Wendy and Brent Powell ■ Wendy and Mark Rapaport Jill and Paul Rosenthal Mamta and Raju Saxena Stacy and Jesse Smith Mary Ann and Alex Vazquez ■

FACULTY & STAFF GIVING Deb Allen Regina Assetta Julie Avery Brennan Barnard Becky Barsi Michael Beesley Becky Berk Bruce Berk Shannon Best Chris Bissonnette Mark Blaisdell Tracy Blaisdell Jenny Boesch Tony Bonjorno Annie Branch Pete Brandt Debbie Bremberg Ron Brotherton Louisa Burdette Laurie Byron Mary Carter Steve Carter Mimi Coombes Jeff Cousineau Jonathan DeYoung Kate DiTullio

Alex Donovan ’10 Ben Dougherty Mia Ek Pierce Ellinwood Claire Fauth Amanda Gagne Brandon Gauthier Susan Grodman Alice Handwerk Gary Harper Patty Herbert Chris Hettler Dennis Holland Diane Hotten-Somers Karen Hull Chris Induni Betty Jipson Mary Karlin Becca Karp Katy Keefe-Hancock Dawn Kilcrease Kevin Lane Greg Lange Derek Lautieri Mike Leary Michele Leclerc

Ed Lemire Meredith Leyden ’11 Danielle Llewelyn Terri Lynch Mollie MacDearmid Marco Masoni Lenny McCaigue Terry McGovern Chris McNeil Scott McPherson Colby Morgan Anna Moskov Andy Myers Rick Olivar Mary Perkins Danny Pouliot Brent Powell Ray Provencher Judy Reynolds Marcie Roberts Karen Robichaud Laura Russell Kathleen Rutty-Fey ’87 Shauna Sarsfield Lindley Shutz Andrea Stevenson

Peter Talpey Jill Teeters Amy Turcotte Alex Vazquez Lynne Wagner Diane Wall Mary Ann Watt Lucy Weathers Bill Westenberg Karen Whitmore Steve Young Rick Zeller Tammy Zinck

Elenore Freedman Mary-Ellen Goodspeed ’72 Alice J. Handwerk James D. Hendrix ’77 Dennis Holland Carol-Ann Jane Steven Joy ’68 Nancy G. Kane Tom and Liz Kelsey Laurie & Jim Lamp David and Rosamond Lockwood David J. and Stephanie Solms McCusker ’84

Jennifer D. Melkonian Don Monson ’96 Anna Moskov Daniel Muskat ’82 Alexandra Muskat ’15 Samantha Muskat ’17 William B. Pfeifer James F. Richardson ’90 Janice Romanowsky E. Charles Sanborn Virginia P. Searle Craig N. and Cary N. Sellers

Lara Shilling in honor of Gavin & Miranda Shilling Anonymous Drs. Barbara J. and David G. Stahl* Nancy W. Stearns Sheila Steele Jean and Bill Tallman* Charles Van Arsdale Marjorie Van Arsdale* Pam VanArsdale and Bob Dewey Richard and Frances Winneg

Nancy Ford Huckins ’69 Jean Tallman*

Deborah Grabfield Betsy Hedlund Teresa Tritch and Bill Hendrickson Cheryl Kalan Babette Lienhard Shirley Manchester Nancy and Bill Marston Ellen Maxwell Barbara Orenstein Rosemary Rembetsy Jacqueline Ryan Chris Strong Jane Waters Patty Wells

THE 1964 LEGACY SOCIETY Lori Evans Alderin ’00 Ditty Steele Bannon ’99 Becky and Bruce Berk Annie Branch Caryl and Barry Brensinger Steve and Katie Burke Mary Halpin Carter Danielle Chandonnet Molly Cikacz ’08 Michael and Christine Cikacz David and Ellie Goodwin Cochran ’69 Michael B. Ekman ’69 Hilda W. Fleisher*

*indicates deceased


Deb and Nancy Allen Walt Milne ’82 Bill Pfeifer Colleen and Vadim Plotsker Kathleen Rutty-Fey ’87 and Erik Fey

Peter Carlson ’83 Financial Aid Fund Roz and Dave Carlson

Peter S. Freedman Founders’ Scholar Fund Elenore Freedman Sarah Harkness-Nelson

Richard A. Crafts Memorial Music Scholarship Lisa Wolff Lucyann and Rick Zeller

The Global Citizenship Award in Honor of Blake Marston ’01 Patricia Burns Caryl Dilettuso Laurie Eagle Eileen Faul Gail Frey

Henrietta Mesches Memorial Fund Susan Resnicoff ’87

Matthew Lawrence Young ’88 Memorial Fund Erin O’Shaughnessy ’88 Jennifer Scott ’88 Marianne Ansdell Stone ’88 and Oliver Stone ’90 Marti and Lou Young



RESTRICTED GIFTING The School receives a number of gifts each year for specific purposes that are designated as restricted gifts. This year we received generous gifts to support the track program, the crew program, financial aid, library support, and facilities improvements. Anonymous FIRST Holmris Sue and Bob Keller Shannon and Doug McGinley

Sharon and Tom Rohlfs Kim Sullivan Ayn Whytemare-Donovan ’84 Marti and Lou Young

THE DERRYFIELD SCHOOL ENDOWMENT FUNDS FUNDS (After 2017-2018 Spending Policy Distribution) General Endowment Muriel and Edward Broad Endowment Fund Peter Carlson Financial Aid Fund Financial Aid Endowment Bailey Milne Endowment Fund Faculty Enrichment Fund The Peter S. Freedman Founders’ Scholar Fund Global Citizenship Award Simeon Kass Award for Writing & Humanistic Inquiry The Clifford R. Nyquist Memorial Scholarship The E. Charles Sanborn Visiting Fellow Fund David G. and Barbara J. Stahl Fund Summit Packaging Endowment for Financial Aid Visiting Writer Literary Fund Matthew Lawrence Young ’88 Memorial Scholarhship The Malone Scholars Program Funds in Support of Breakthrough Manchester General Endowment Elkin Teaching Fellowship Fund Joel Vargas Achievement Fund

Adobe Aetna Foundation, Inc. Andeavor Foundation Inc. Automatic Data Processing, Inc. BAE Systems Bank of America Charitable Foundation Becton, Dickinson and Company Fidelity Foundation Matching Gifts to Education Program Fiduciary Trust Company, Boston Gartner, Inc. GE Foundation Google Gift Matching Program IBM Corporation Marsh & McLennan Companies Medtronic Foundation

Balance as of 6.30.2018 450,119 107,957 249,323 1,436,582 196,538 395,923 34,472 15,387 46,079 33,070 288,123 234,002 440,811 19,464 89,003 $4,036,854 2,320,469 $2,320,469 1,675,638 561,238 128,202 $2,365,078 $8,722,400

TRIBUTED GIFTING In Honor of Bruce Berk

Sasha Kuftinec and Mark Schwartzberg

In Honor of Bartram Branch and Ann and Charles Woods Deirdre Bradshaw Branch ’71

In Honor of Stephanie Fiebrink Broderick ’03 Dianne and Mark Fiebrink

In Honor of Judith ’77, Carolyn ’78, and Diane ’79 Camann Steve Camann

In Memory of Ronda Carlson and Peter Ordway Greg Goodman ’68

In Memory of Peter Carlson ’83 Stacey and Steve Lunderville

In Honor of Abigail ’19 and Jessica ’23 Carr Dierdre and Norman Carr

In Honor of Owen Clemans ’24 Beth Yoakum Clemans

In Honor of Zoe Cousineau ’20

Elizabeth Crisp Blake ’75

In Honor of Tyler Critz ’20 Toy and Joe Cobbe

In Honor of Caroline Desmarais ’20 Donna and Jim Lynch

In Honor of Ellen Desmond

Sasha Kuftinec and Mark Schwartzberg

In Honor of Robbie Dowst ’18 Sylvia Dowst

In Honor of All Faculty

Anne Marie Kenny and Tom Birch Julie Maglathin Morey Goodman ’69

In Honor of Katharine Gage Ann and James Gage

In Honor of Ian M. Gargasz ’21 Carolyn and Louis Gargasz

In Honor of Mary Gartner Boyd ’86, John ’89, and Joseph ’96 Gartner

Teresa and Gerry Gartner

In Memory of Richard Crafts

In Memory of Terry Goodman ’68

In Honor of Carl Crafts ’07 Lisa Wolff

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In Honor of Ann and Norman Crisp

Lucille and Robert Lemay

Daniel Levenson ’99 Lisa Wolff Lucyann and Rick Zeller


Microsoft Giving Campaign Oracle Corporation Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP Pfizer Foundation Matching Gifts Program Portsmouth Regional Hospital Qualcomm Inc. Raytheon Company RiverStone Resources, LLC Texas Instruments Foundation The Miller Hull Partnership Trip Advisor, Inc. UnitedHealth Group Verizon Foundation

Cheryl Wainwright Anderson ’68

In Memory of John Hannaway ’69

Nancy Ekman Dorner ’69

TRIBUTED GIFTING CONTINUED In Memory of Rick Harding Daniel Levenson ’99

Honoring the Birthday of Joy Hendrickson

*Given to The Global Citizenship Award in Honor of Blake Marston ’01 Patricia Burns Caryl Dilettuso Laurie Eagle Eileen Faul Gail Frey Deborah Grabfield Betsy Hedlund Teresa Tritch and Bill Hendrickson Cheryl Kalan Babette Lienhard Shirley Manchester Nancy and Bill Marston Ellen Maxwell Barbara Orenstein Rosemary Rembetsy Jacqueline Ryan Chris Strong Jane Waters Patty Wells

In Honor of Dennis Holland David Henry ’01

In Honor of Diane Hotten-Somers Sasha Kuftinec and Mark Schwartzberg

In Honor of Alex Hunton

In Honor of Steve Mathes Matt Girard ’97 David Henry ’01 Brett McLarnon ’05

In Honor of Lenny McCaigue Berklee Vaillancourt ’14 Colbi Vaillancourt ’14 Alexa Warburton ’05

In Memory of Anne Milne

Deb and Nancy Allen Ellie Goodwin Cochran ’69 and David Cochran Walt Milne ’82 Nate Milne ’11 Matthew Milne ’13 Kathleen Rutty-Fey ’87 and Erik Fey

In Memory of Greg Morin ’01 Nicole Bryant ’01

In Memory of Jean Pinckney Nelson Nancy Ford Huckins ’69 Sarah Harkness-Nelson Jean Tallman*

In Honor of Emmah ’19 and Brooke ’21 Nolan

In Honor of Betty Jipson

In Honor of Isabell Plotsker ’18

Alexa Warburton ’05

Honoring the Retirement of Ed Lemire Sharon and Tom Rohlfs Phoebe Socha ’17 Eric Spierer ’06 Victoria Starr ’05 Lisa Wolff

In Memory of Ned Lucas Dave Lievens ’00

In Memory of Blake Marston ’01 Debbie Cousineau Nancy and Bill Marston

In Memory of Tom Martin ’72 Josie Martin ’73

In Memory of Jan Steele

Deb and Nancy Allen Becky and Bruce Berk Annie and Rich Branch Chris and Michael Cikacz Jeff Cousineau Sara Dewey ’03 and Noah Walker Kate Dewey ’05 Amily Dunlap ’93 Sue Flagg Dennis Holland Betty and Tom Jipson Ellen Parkhurst-Jipson Kelly ’00 and Bill Kelly Judy and Ed Lemire Jennifer D. and Gregory J. Melkonian Jesse Murray Marsha and Denis Paiste Kelly Steele Reis ’97 Kathleen Rutty-Fey ’87 and Erik Fey Amy Howell and Carson Smith Sheila and Bill Steele The VanArsdale/Dewey Family Diane and Glen Wall Amanda Fiedler Wastrom ’97

Alex Terninko ’88

In Honor of Julia Tilton ’20 Elaine Madden

In Honor of Anna ’19 and Drew ’21 Watson Lucy Field

In Memory of Bert Whittemore Ayn Whytemare-Donovan ’84

In Honor of Abigail ’19 and Cameron ’22 Wilding Sherry Wilding-White*

In Memory of Peter Wynot ’68

Cheryl Wainwright Anderson ’68

In Memory of Matthew Young ’88 Marti and Lou Young

In Memory of Mark Younger ’78 Linda and Brad Benson ’78 David Grosso ’78 Deborah Woods Ryan ’78 Tom Shanahan ’78 George Skaperdas ’78

In Memory of Douglas Peabody ’68 Cheryl Wainwright Anderson ’68 Mary Jane Peabody ’68

In Honor of Katy Keefe-Hancock

Kristen and Harold Losey

In Honor of John and Ann Terninko

Jane Nolan

Sasha Kuftinec and Mark Schwartzberg

Julie Maglathlin

In Memory of Drs. Barbara J. and David G. Stahl

Colleen and Vadim Plotsker

In Honor of Judy Reynolds Joyce Ferris

In Honor of Marcie Roberts

Linda Bournival and Gerry Collins

In Honor of Kelly Schwarz ’08 Anne and Bill Schwarz

In Honor of Gavin ’17 and Miranda Shilling ’19 Nancy and Tom Schmidt

In Honor of Lindley Shutz Annette and Charlie Lynch

In Honor of Jenna ’00 and Kayla ’06 Sirkin Bernice and Saul Taube

In Honor of Jim Speigel

Sasha Kuftinec and Mark Schwartzberg D E R RY F I E L D.O R G

alumni news 1968

Cheryl W. Anderson spent a week in Milot, Haiti working at Hospital Sacre Coeur.


Greg Alghren has published his fifth book, and second Civil War novel, Olustee: America’s Unfinished Civil War Battle. The novel was released by Canterbury House Publishing who write, “Ahlgren’s dramatic and timely Civil War novel details the February 20, 1864 murder of wounded African-American soldiers by members of the Georgia infantry following the Battle of Olustee, Florida, and the lingering social and cultural effects of the war that haunt us, from the Confederate flag and monument controversies of Charleston and New Orleans, to the white supremacist marches in the streets of Charlottesville. The contemporary historical context of the novel centers around the recent efforts to erect a Union monument to Union soldiers in Olustee, Florida, and the opposition to this effort by neo-Confederate apologists. The novel picks at the scab covering the recent rise in white nationalism, to which the author attributes much of the Olustee opposition.” ■ On learning that Charlotte McCann would be in Manchester, classmates and friends got together. Some of us had not seen Charlotte since graduation! Morey Goodman ’69 and Michael Litvin ’71 joined Greg Ahlgren, Mark Burkush, Scott Freedman, Bennett Freeman, Bob Feins, Susan Stahl Hardy, and Robin Reilly Wagner.

Alumni Networking Tools! The Derryfield alumni directory is up and running! Log in using the “Login” button on the homepage or using the web address: https://derryfield. to search for and connect with Derryfield alumni! The Derryfield School is now registered as an educational institution on LinkedIn. If you have a LinkedIn profile, be sure to update your education section to include Derryfield! 50

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DS alumni dinner in Paris with Class of ’74 alumni Jeff and Naomi Vanderwolk and Susan Hirshberg, Gary Hirshberg ’72, Alex Hirshberg ’08, and Martina Turner ’78.


Gary Hirshberg has returned to Stonyfield in his new role as Chief Organic Optimist. He will be assisting the company in advancing its mission through the creation of several new environmental and sustainability initiatives.


Jeff VanderWolk is enjoying his appointment as Head of the Tax Treaty, Transfer Pricing & Financial Transactions Division in the Centre for Tax Policy and Administration at the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development in Paris, France.


B.J. Branch won the Granite State Advocate Award, “A special recognition award given periodically to attorneys in New Hampshire who, in the course of zealously representing their clients, pursue and help achieve substantive changes in the law of the state which improve our civil justice system, enhance the rights of citizens’ access to the courts, preserve the right of trial by jury or enhance the right of everyone to attain full, fair, and timely remedies for civil wrongs.” ■ Mia Turner joined the United Nations Environment Programme in 2009 and currently serves as Programme Officer. She has focused her work on the AsiaPacific region and has assisted UNEP in its engagement with Public-Private Partnerships

Dave Grosso with his three children Alli, Jake, and Matt.

in the Governance Affairs Office. Besides a full time job, she has her little five year-old son, Isidore, who keeps her running and busy after work.


Dave Grosso recently left US Government Federal civilian service at the Pentagon and is living back in his hometown of New Boston, NH. His son Jake graduated from George Mason University and will attend law school at the University of Richmond. Jake and his wife Niamh were married in Perth this summer. His daughter Alli received her Doctor of Physical Therapy Degree from Northeastern University, and his son Matt just redeployed home to Fort Bragg after a deployment to Afghanistan with the 82nd Airborne.


Liz Shanahan lives in Bozeman, MT and has two kids—one attending Yale and another just entering high school. She wishes there was a Derryfield equivalent in Bozeman! She works as a professor at Montana State University and studies community and individual decisions surrounding hazard risk. Her work takes her to exciting places like Australia and Taiwan, but it is always best to be home.


Lauryl McGowan and her husband, Dermot, welcomed their son Billy (William Michael) June 17, 2017. He has two big sisters, Catherine and Sarah to dote over him.


Stephanie Roper ’84 and her husband, Scott ’87, published their book, When Baseball Met Big Bill Haywood: The Battle for Manchester, New Hampshire, 1912-1916, in January 2018. The book looks at immigration and social and political movements in Manchester during the Progressive Era, and how the Amoskeag Manufacturing Company tried to maintain control over the city through baseball.

Julian Bennett Gayne, son of Dana Gomez Gayne ’96 and her husband, Greg, with big brother Max.

pounds and 3.5 ounces and was 20 inches tall. Michelle and Jake are sure that Lincoln is the cutest baby that ever existed.


Alison Rooney and her husband, Gary Khan, welcomed a baby girl, Willa Merritt Rooney, on October 28, 2017. She weighed 8 pounds, 11 ounces.


Hilary Boynton has taken over as the Director of food and nutrition at The Manzanita School in Topanga, CA. She is on a mission to bring back ancestral ways of eating and living, in turn disrupting the trend of chronic disease in the next generation. She is inspiring and training food service personnel across the nation and consulting with schools nationwide. Please reach out if you want her to come to a school near you! You can see her work @liveyumyum ■ Meghan Kenny welcomed Lucile “Lucy” Maeve Kenny on February 17th! Meghan reports, “She’s wonderful. Although tending to a newborn is definitely one of the hardest things I’ve ever done. Sleep? What happened to sleep?” Meghan also published her debut novel, The Driest Season, in February. The book is a coming-of-age-story set in World War II-era Wisconsin. Meghan joined us for a summer reading book discussion.

Billy McGowan, son of Lauryl ’95.


Dana M. Gomez-Gayne and her husband, Greg, welcomed their second son, Julian Bennett Gayne, on September 17, 2017. He joins his big brother Max who is now two-anda-half years old. ■ Michelle E. Lauer and her husband, Jake Strawn, welcomed their son, Lincoln Alexander Strawn, to the world on October 5, 2017 at 11:27 P.M. Lincoln weighed 8

Meghan Kenney ’92 with her daugher, Lucy.


Liz Stefany is happily living in Carrabassett Valley, Maine, where she has her own massage therapy practice and runs a jewelry business, Carrabassett Valley Jewelry. She also instructs

Lincoln Alexander Strawn, son of Michelle Lauer ’96 and her husband, Jake. D E R RY F I E L D.O R G


the “Mountain Masters” ski lesson group for adults at Sugarloaf every weekend.

husband, Chris ’01, welcomed a son, Timothy Michael Nickerson, on February 28, 2018 at 9:43 AM. He weighed 8 pounds, 8 ounces, and was 20.5 inches tall.


John Arnold and his wife, Cyrena, welcomed their first daughter, Maybelle, in December 2016. ■ Justin Shaka and his wife, Lauren, followed suit with a son, Nico, in September 2017. The Arnolds expect a second daughter in August, and are hopeful that the Shakas will pick up Derryfield tuition for both families. Chris Garos welcomed a son. [See Katie Albert ‘01 below for details]


Arlo Steele Bannon, son of Ditty ’99 and her husband, Chad.

Katie Albert and Chris Garos ’00 welcomed their first child Charles Albert Garos on July 5. Patrick G. Secor and his wife, Michelle are completely in love with their little man, Austin John Secor. He was born September 24, 2017 at 7:33 AM weighing 7 pounds, 9 ounces and was 20 inches tall.

Charles Albert Garos, son of Katie Albert ’01 and Chris Garos ’00.


Ditty Bannon and her husband, Chad, welcomed their son Arlo Steele Bannon, born March 13, 2018 at 11:54 PM in a flurry of excitement one hour and forty five minutes after arrival at the hospital. He weighed 7 pounds, 8 ounces and was 19 inches tall. Big brother Clyde was excited to meet him! Hannah Arnold Howard and AJ Howard were married on October 14, 2017 at her parents’ home. Class of ’99 alumni Sara Schwartz Mohan, Stacey Starner McAllister, Kate Davis Crook, and Lauren Abrahimzadeh Giordano joined the celebration. ■ Peter Keeler did a joint release with two other authors for his book, Migon, a Young Adult science-fiction/fantasy novel. The trio also held a book release at the Fairfield University Bookstore in Fairfield, Connecticut. From the press release: “Gyndri was born a human boy. But now he’s one of the brightest spots of all. He’s a Migon­—a miniature dragon created to help humanity survive. His life changed completely when a dragon’s attack ripped him from his loving family and set him on a new and frightening path.” ■ Bitsy Nickerson and her 52

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Timothy Michael Nickerson, son of Bitsy ’99 and Chris ’01.


Jon Beckhardt started the company DataScience with two other co founders in Los Angeles, CA. They put big data to work so companies can use their own data to improve their businesses. It’s been exciting for them to see the company grow. DataScience was acquired by Oracle in June 2018, and Jon looks forward to seeing what is next in this industry. ■ Matt Boelig and his wife, Rupsa, welcomed

Patrick G. Secor ’01 and his wife, Michelle with their son Austin John Secor.

their newborn daughter, Maya Lauren Boelig. Their son Simon is in love with his baby sister! (Photo on page 53.) ■ Matt Reno and his wife, Hope, welcomed their son Theodore Warren Reno, born May 26, 2018 at Massachusetts General Hospital. The family resides in Boston.


Kevin Finefrock and his wife, Karen, welcomed their daughter Lillian “Lily” Jane on Saturday, November 18 at 12:45 AM. She weighed 7 pounds, 2 ounces and was 19 inches tall. Lily is doing wonderfully. ■ Tina Sirois and her husband, Ian, welcomed their first child, a daughter, Lainey, on November 19, 2017. She weighed 7 pounds, 10 ounces. Her full name is Helene Marie Churchill Sirois.

community. ■ Sean Pallatroni was the musical director of “WHO ARE YOU?”, a new original musical about three world-renowned imposters that made its world premiere at the Midtown International Theatre Festival last summer.


Kristie Migliori and Duke Logan were married on September 16, 2017 at the First Parish Church in Manchester by the Sea with a reception at the Cruiseport in Gloucester, Mass. They honeymooned in Botswana and South Africa. (Photo on page 54.) ■ Lauren S. SaidelBaker is living in Bedford with her husband, Samuel, and began a new job as an Economist at ITR Economics in Manchester. Formerly, she worked at Fidelity. She serves as the secretary of Derryfield’s Alumni Council, so makes it back to campus regularly!

he looks forward to returning to his career in tech, he is currently enjoying this enriching chapter of his life. (Photo on page 54.) ■ Rex A. Rodanas has been hard at work at True Nature Gardens, his (now) Stoddard, NH based all-natural vegetable farm. In 2015 he found his dream property, 6.3 acres of Stoddard field and woodlot and put his vision for a sustainable vegetable farm back into action. Since then he has reclaimed over an acre of woodlot that’s currently planted with

2008 Maya Lauren Boelig, daugher of Matt ’02 and his wife, Rupsa,

Charlotte Evans is very happy to be moving back to Boston to study at Harvard at the end of August, but she needs friends! If you are in the area, and can tolerate listening to her stories about living in Asia and re-teach her how to dress for snow after living on the equator for three years, then please send her a message on Facebook to re-connect. (Photo on page 54.) ■ Jesse A. Grodman has spent the last yearand-a-half on hiatus from working as a software developer to spend some time in Jerusalem at a yeshiva (a school for studying the Torah). While

Lainey, daughter of Tina Sirois ’03 and her husband, Ian.

Theodore Warren Reno, son of Matt ’02 and his wife, Hope.


Stephanie A. Abbott and her husband, Jeremy, welcomed Caitlin Anne Abbott, on February 19, 2018 at 5:46 PM who joins big brother Cohen. ■ Scott P. Hebert’s physical therapy patient engagement company Strive Labs was acquired by WebPT last fall. Scott continues to serve as CEO of Strive Labs, and he looks forward to joining forces with WebPT for the betterment of the rehab therapy

Lillian “Lily” Jane Finefrock, daughter of Kevin ’03 and his wife, Karen.

Jeremy Abbott, husband of Stephanie ’06 with their daughter Caitlin Anne Abbott. D E R RY F I E L D.O R G


helps individuals and small businesses save money on health services and insurance. Matt is a believer in the mission to keep healthcare affordable for all.


Alex Donovan returns to Derryfield as Assistant Director of Admission. She graduated from Boston College with a bachelor’s degree in communications and held a position in account services at Wayfair prior to returning to DS. In addition to working in all-things-admissions, she is a ninth grade advisor this year. ■ Harmony Hazelton was married to Joseph Thomas last spring. ■ Zachary A. Morgan was married to Shea Geyer on July 1 at Labelle Winery. Pictured from L to R: Alice Townsend ’07, Anna Moser ’07, Taylor (Krause) Near ’07, Pat Gaffney ’07, Aislinn Smith ’11, MacKenzie Logan ’11, Natalie Coviello ’07, Kristie Migliori ’07, Duke Logan ’07, Brett Logan ’08, Scott Migliori ’03, Hillary Fink ’07, Regis Wakefield ’03, Clint Davis ’07, Ralph Wunderl ’07, Gina (Coviello) Barbosa ’00, and Nguyen Doan ’07.

vegetables and a 30 tree orchard (peaches, pears, apples, cherries) and two 3,000 square foot planted greenhouses. He was married in October 2017 to his wife, Morgan. They couldn’t love the adventure, of building True Nature Gardens from ground up, more! Their goal is to make the (growing) farm their homestead one day and support local Monadnock Region customers with all-natural produce and other farm products as their primary livelihood. ■ Kelly Schwarz received her Ph.D. in Chemical & Biological Engineering from Northwestern University and now works for GlaxoSmithKline in Philadelphia, PA. ■ Hannah F. Walters is

living in the UK where she teaches physics and lacrosse at an independent boarding school and serves as an assistant housemaster.


Tiffany A. Goudreau is entering her sixth year working as the Ballet Director at Kathy Blake Dance Studios as well as the primary contemporary dance teacher and the primary competitive solo/duo teacher. She was engaged on May 16th and is planning her wedding at the Barn on the Pemi in Plymouth NH, July 12, 2019! (Photo on page 55.) ■ Matt McCormick’s 3 hour Rex Rodanas ’08 with his wife, Morgan and their commute from Portsmouth to Boston has turned beagle, Roxy. into a 6-minute walk to work since he joined MyMedicalShopper, a healthcare startup which


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Jesse Grodman ’08 (second from right) with friends in Jerusalem.

Harry Burnham joined the math faculty at Derryfield this fall teaching Algebra and Geometry. He graduated from University of St. Andrews in Scotland and has been teaching math and Latin at the Cardigan Mt. School for the past two years, as well as teaching in their summer program since 2014. Having rowed crew at Derryfield and St. Andrews, and coached the sport in the UK and most recently for the Lake Sunapee Rowing Club, Harry brings his experience and knowledge of the sport to the Derryfield Crew coaching staff this year.

Art, established by the Class of 1982 in memory of J. Barney Moore, is awarded to a senior who excels in studio art. (Photo on page 56.) ■ Stephanie J. Simonoff is thrilled to be joining the Teach for America 2019 corps starting next fall! She will be making a two year commitment to teaching in Cleveland, Ohio, where she will be teaching middle or high school. She is also pursuing her Masters in Education at Johns Hopkins while teaching!

2014 Tiffany Goudreau ’09 and her fiancé.

■ Mike Larson completed his master’s degree in city planning at the University of Pennsylvania in May, 2018. ■ Zachary Chin continues to enjoy life in Southern CA. He manages a sales team for a fast growing digital advertising company called SteelHouse which offers an end-to-end solution to launch digital campaigns with stronger creative and return-on-investment performance. They are pioneering best practices in multiple channels, including Connected TV. When he isn’t at work, he’s usually paying parking tickets, sitting in traffic on the 405, or trying to convince his friends back east that he hasn’t gone vegan. ■ Meredith Leyden took a leap and moved on from the DS Admission Team after the class of 2018 graduation. She is now living in Boston working in tech recruiting and enjoying connecting with old and new friends. Give her a ring if you want to catch up, grab drinks, or start a new job :)!

Zichong “Charles” Li participated in the Undergraduate Venture Capital Investment Competition this spring, and his team won the Northeast Regionals with number four in Nationals out of twenty-four schools. He was also accepted to Brown University’s Master of Public Affairs program at the Watson Institute and worked on projects at a Cambridge-based health data company this past summer. ■ Hailey Moll graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Zoology during commencement ceremonies on May 20, 2018 from the University of Vermont. ■ Jared L. Schoneberger began a Junior Community Manager and Data Analyst position at Veritas Genetics. ■ Chloe G. Warner was awarded her

DS students are joined by Roz KennyBirch ’13 and Carolyn Kegel ’13 during their global trip in London last March.

bachelor’s degree from St. Lawrence University during Commencement ceremonies held on May 20 in Canton, New York. Chloe is a member of the Class of 2018 and majored in global studies.


Nicole Anthony is working for the Economic Policy division of the Office of Management and


Roz KennyBirch has been working as a Communications Officer for a government agency in London, UK. She loves living and working in London and especially enjoys the tea breaks and watching Shakespeare plays! She has become involved in volunteering opportunities, including helping visitors at English Heritage sites, writing blogs for Agora Think Tank, and serving as Head of Communications for the Democrats Abroad UK Policy Network. ■ Jim Larson was named the recipient of The J. Barney Moore Prize in Art at Hamilton College. The J. Barney Moore Prize in

Cowenhoven/Reichheld Wedding. From L-R: Ben Calegari ’10, Maddie Kramer ’10, Sophia Moser ’10, Brendan Dobbin ’10, Dustin Kahn ’10, Julia Cowenhoven Reichheld ’10, Tim Reichheld ’10, Olivia Cowenhoven ’07, Ariel Berk ’10, Aly Reichheld ’12, and Steve Reicheld ’09. D E R RY F I E L D.O R G


Budget in Washington, D.C., and is working on a variety of tax and trade issues. She completed a political theory and practice fellowship with the Hudson Institute.

time for planning or preparation has taught fourth grade history (19th century colonization of Ghana by the British), English, sixth grade science (electrical circuits) and third grade math. ■ Xinyu “Cynthia” Teng is studying at WPI. She started and has been running a new chapter of the entrepreneur club Enactus on campus. Also, she joined the program called University Innovation Fellows last spring and was trained with other fellows from all over the world at Stanford University. ■ Sarah M. Wilson, who studies at Denison University, was awarded a Fulbright Scholarship to study at the Globe Institute in London during Summer 2018. ■ Shuting Zhang spent her summer doing machine learning research, such as making a program that does image classification, at Shandong University under the guidance of a PhD student.



Jim Larson ’13 with former Derryfield visual arts faculty member Andy Moerlein.

Wanchen “Amery” Jiang is studying at the University of Southern California where she double majors in Computer Science and Applied Math. She spent a semester abroad in Paris where she enjoyed the European culture and met people from very diverse backgrounds. While she enjoys Southern California, she continues to travel back to Beijing every year. ■ Eliza T. Kissick joined The Bates College Merimanders, the only all-female a cappella group on campus. They sing at Bates events, organize their own concerts, and sing all over Maine and New England at various locations. ■ Burton H. Owen is currently with a group of students from the Davidson College Anthropology Department in Kumasi, Ghana. He chose to work in a school, and without any

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Gabi Brummett continues to start for the Duke Womens’ Soccer Team which made it to the final four in the fall and ended up losing in the semifinals to UCLA in penalty kicks. She took the first penalty and thankfully scored! Then, in the spring season she started every game! ■ Yijia “Shannon” Chen ’ 17 is thrilled to be enrolled as a transfer student at Georgetown University for the 2018-2019 academic year. Knowing that college is about finding the right fit for you, she makes the move as she looks to find a school that more closely matches her memories of time spent at Derryfield. ■ Jon Furlong studied abroad in South America for eight weeks this summer. He traveled around Cusco, Peru partaking in many of the “touristy” attractions such as Rainbow Mountain, Machu Picchu, and the Sacred Valley. However, the highlight of his trip was bungee jumping from over 400 feet in the air. After Peru, he traveled to Ecuador where he stayed with a host family and enrolled in two classes at the University of San Francisco in Quito. While in Ecuador, he and his classmates also took trips to the Amazon, the Galapagos, Otavalo, and Ibarra. ■ Eadric Granok is majoring in physics with the materials science option at the University of New Hampshire. The Honors program has been challenging, but rewarding. This past summer, he worked in one of the University’s nuclear physics labs.

■ Anna Groves and her dad, Keith, biked 3,366 miles from Anacortes, Washington to the northeastern shore of Lake Ontario before Keith took a fall that ended their trip early. They biked for Hope for New Hampshire Recovery and were able to raise nearly $3,500. They plan to return to the site of the fall and continue their journey to Maine in the not-so-distant future after Keith’s injuries have healed. ■ Talia Sperduto has always been interested in fashion and since learning to sew as a kid has been making scrunchies and clothing for herself. During her freshman year at Bates College, she received so many compliments and requests for scrunchies, that she began Tal&Mai Design with her friend Maya to begin selling them. The company is committed to creating quality scrunchies and apparel that are fairly priced and made from all repurposed materials. Check them out on instagram @tnm_design. ■ Richie Tarpey is attending the United States Military Academy (West Point) this fall, joining his sister, Sophie Tarpey.

Jon Furlong ’17 takes a moment to chat with a seal in South America.

The Tarpey Family at West Point.

Class of 2018 graduates with fellow alumni siblings and parents

all in the family


CLASS NOTES FOUNDERS’ DAY CELEBRATION The Derryfield community held its annual Founders’ Day assembly on May 18 to honor the School’s Founders and celebrate those who have helped shape our culture and values over the last 54 years. Founders and Founders’ Families in attendance included Fran and Dick Winneg and their son Neal ’78, Ellie Freedman and her daughter Dorrie ’68, Sylvia Chaplain and her children Hilary ’69 and Ira ’71, and Allan Richardson and his wife Evelyn. Brad Benson ’78, Chair of the Derryfield Board of Trustees presented the Alumni Service Award to classmate Neal Winneg ‘78 while longtime faculty member Bruce Berk presented the Distinguished Alumni Award to Matt Halvorsen ’88. Zhiqiao "Kate" Jiang ’18, the 2017 Peter S. Freedman Founders’ Scholar, gave a stirring address, discussing the shared human experience of finding selfacceptance and success in the face of adversity. She ended her speech by saying “Because we are humans, we are strong, capable, and supportive of each other. We overcome frustration with an optimistic determination. We gain acceptance from others through first achieving selfacceptance. We break stereotypes that confine us and proudly voice our unique thoughts and perspectives. Together, we run along this race called life with a sense of belonging that warms our hearts.” She then presented the 2018 Founders’ Scholar Award to Max Horton ’19. Mr. Dennis Holland was also honored for his 50 years of service to the School. The Founders’ Day speaker, Dave Larrivee ’84, spoke about Dennis and his impact on the lives of so many Derryfield students over the years. He remarked, “When I was a senior, I was the lone DS representative at the 1984 Golf Schoolboy Championship (we didn’t have a golf team at the time). Coach Holland showed up as I teed off and was there when I finished. No one told him to go. He did it because he cared. He did it because that’s what mentors do: they guide, show support, and teach lessons, even when you aren’t looking.” 58

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Remembering Jan Steele (1937-2018) “I did everything I could to get into each one of Ms. Steele’s classes simply because they were an escape from the daily grind of DS. She was extremely passionate about teaching art, but more importantly, it was an environment that simply made you smile. Ms. Steele’s freespirited personality was contagious, and there wasn’t a single student at DS that didn’t look forward to that fifty minute class (or twentyfive minutes if you properly turned the clock forward in her classroom before she got there). She was able to get me excited and encouraged about something that I was simply not good at, which is a very difficult thing to do. The entire DS community will miss her innocent confusion and overly simplistic outlook on life. In a world where we spend too much of our lives being serious and productive, Ms. Steele was such a healthy reminder that nothing in life is worth it if you can’t do it with a smile…” ■ Matt Purtell ’97

Derryfield Alumni Authors Greg Ahlgren ’70

Olustee: America’s Unfinished Civil War Battle

Meghan Kenny ’92 The Driest Season

Thank you Coach Jon Steer ’72 Scott Roper ’87 and Stephanie Abbot Roper ’84

When Baseball Met Big Bill Haywood

After thirteen years of coaching the Derryfield Swim Team, Coach Jon Steer ’72 is retiring. Coach Steer began the varsity program with just his daughter Meg ’09 and a few club swimmers and grew the team to over twenty swimmers with a variety of different swimming abilities. I was lucky to have Coach Steer’s expertise during my state champion wins, and he coached many other state champions and state record holders including Ian Will ’11, Molly Fitzpatrick ’14, Jon Furlong ’17 (diving), Kyra Chen ’20, and Lindsey Wagner ’19. In 2017, he coached the girls’ team to the NHIAA Division

II State Championship with only four swimmers qualifying for the Championship. Coach Steer’s enthusiasm for Derryfield swimming always kept the 6:00 AM practices and late night meets exciting. He was known for his patience, technique wisdom, and his list of favorite quotes and sayings that he would always bring up. In addition to coaching, Coach Steer also makes the best pizza, and the end of season pizza party was always a team favorite! He will be missed, but years of Derryfield swimmers thank him for everything he did for the team! ■ Emma Wagner ’17

Peter Keeler ’99 Migon



Ronda Silberberg Canter ’69 of Brookline, MA, died on October 8, 2017, after a long and courageous battle with leukemia. She was the beloved wife of 41 years of Jonathan D. Canter, devoted mother of Alexis C. Landes and her husband Gabe of Brooklyn, NY, and Zachary J. Canter and his wife Christina of Boston, MA, and loving grandmother of Isaac and Beau. John Hannaway ’69 a devoted father, brother, and husband, skillful trial attorney, and avid tennis player, passed away after a long struggle with lung cancer on October 17, 2017 at the Greater Baltimore Medical Center. John was born in 1950 in Manchester, NH. He was the son of the late Dr. Edward L. Hannaway and Madelyn (Pat) Broderick Hannaway. He attended the Derryfield School, then the College of the Holy Cross, where he received his B.A. in Political Science in 1973. After working as Legislative Assistant for Congressman Norman D’Amours, he attended The George Washington University Law School, from which he received his J.D. in 1983. He then joined the Maryland Office of the Public Defender in Baltimore City. There, he enjoyed the courtroom and defending those who needed his help. After many years as a public defender, he entered private practice, where he was a trial attorney across the state of Maryland for more than 15 years, representing clients in civil and criminal litigation.


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His kind nature ran deep and extended to all, regardless of station in life. His early jobs in Manchester ranged from garbage man to airport maintenance worker. After college, he travelled throughout Europe and Israel on a shoestring and his bicycle. He then settled in Washington, D.C., where he met Lavinia Edmunds, a reporter. John quickly endeared himself to Lavinia’s family in southern Virginia, and knew that he had been accepted when her father declared that he was “not so bad for a Yankee.” John was devoted to his family. He was a constant source of support in everything they did, a source of joy in the lighthearted way he approached life, and a source of comfort when they needed it. He loved tennis with his buddies at Homeland Tennis Club, goofy jokes, summer trips to Squam Lake, and long dinners holding court with his children and friends.

when Paul was a young boy and they lived there until moving to Manchester, NH in 1960.

Paul Johnson ’71, 65, of Machiasport passed away in the care of hospice at Eastern Maine Medical Center January 7, 2018 after a long illness.

In his younger years Paul worked with his hands as a carpenter, house painter, stern man, truck driver, and laborer. Eventually he went to work as a maintenance mechanic at the Downeast Correctional Facility in Machiasport, remaining there until illness forced his retirement.

Paul was gentle and generous to a fault, the person who offered you the shirt off his back, always concerned for the welfare of others. He was a student of history and loved to immerse himself in the Sunday NY Times. Paul was born in Cambridge, Massachusetts January 19, 1952, the son of Carolyn and Allen Johnson. The family moved to Winterport, Maine

Paul graduated from the Derryfield School in Manchester, then attended Keene State College for 2 years. Paul moved to Machiasport where his maternal grandparents, Darrell and Ruth (Schade) Page resided on a hill overlooking Bucks Harbor. There he graduated from the University of Maine Machias with a degree in history. The Johnson household in Manchester was a gathering place for Paul and his brother Doug’s high school and church friends, some of whom remained life-long friends. This loose knit clan joined Paul in Machiasport on weekends and vacations, and helped him build his camp at Indian Cove which became the summer gathering place where many fond memories were created.

Andrew Carle ’84 passed away in January. He was active in the theater during his days at Derryfield performing in Once Upon a Mattress, Charley’s Aunt, and The Pirates of Penzance. When not on stage, he was on the basketball court or involved in the Outing Club.

LETTER FROM ALUMNI COUNCIL PRESIDENT KELLY STEELE REIS ’97 The Alumni Council, the govering body of the Alumni Association, works to foster relationships between The Derryfield School and its alumni through engagement, leadership, and outreach. Dear Alumni and Friends, We had a very productive year in the Alumni Council and are excited about our progress, our plans, and the direction of the Council! As a council, we strive to be ambassadors and advisors to the School. We work to stay informed about important school initiatives by inviting faculty and administrative guests to provide a mission moment at the start of each meeting. We are grateful to our guest speakers this year whom included: Dr. Mary Halpin Carter to share her vision; Steve Young as a new faculty member; Mollie MacDearmid, Director of Annual Giving; and Ed Lemire to reflect on his years at Derryfield upon his retirement. Our hallmark event for the year was Derryfield’s 4th Annual Alumni Spotlight Networking Breakfast in the fall featuring alumni in the field of medicine. Our alumni guests (Joyia Rich Fazelat ’96, Physician, Elliot Hospital, Emergency Department; Emily Newick ’97, Chief Operating Officer, Himalayan Cataract Project; Ryan Bouchard ’97, Vice President, Medical Devices, Ora, Inc.; and Heidi Lindner Kurland ’02, Dentist, Lindner Dental) shared their fascinating journeys through distinct segments of the medical field with students, parents, and fellow alums. The council said farewell this year to Anne Lucas Durham ’02, John Arnold ’00, and Ed Lemire. These three members have a combined 20 years of service to the Council and have truly shaped it into the organization that it is today. Anne and John will be greatly missed in their respective roles as leaders in advancement and council governance. Ed Lemire is only the second faculty advisor to the council and the positive impact of his service and dedication to school cannot be overstated. We also want to officially welcome our three Senior representatives (Stephanie Collins, Bella Hoang, and Anna Welch) to the alumni world, thank them for their invaluable input, and wish them the best on their collegiate adventures. While difficult to say farewell, we are excited to welcome new members: John Wallin ’96, Graham Duck ’00, Dave Grosso ’78, Brian Decker ’94, and Linda Mackey Mitchell ’91. Additionally, Michelle Coombes will be joining the council as our faculty advisor, continuing the tradition of mathematics teachers filling this role! Finally, we welcome Jenna Bolduc ’18, Emanne Kahn ’18, and Serena Li ’18 as our three new senior representatives. Stay tuned for official introductions in our inaugural monthly alumni e-newsletter. We would like to personally thank all the members of the Alumni Council for their commitment of time, energy, and ideas to The Derryfield School. The council would also like to thank Alice Handwerk and Greg Lange from the advancement office for their continuous support of our efforts. Please don’t hesitate to reach out to any members of the Council to share your stories, ideas, or dreams. We would love to hear from you! Sincerely, ▪ Kelly Steele Reis ’97

Chair, Alumni Council

Fourth annual Alumni Spotlight Community Meeting.

Chuck Sanborn reconnects with Peter Bielagus ’95 at networking breakfast.

2017-2018 Alumni Council

Kelly Steele Reis ’97, Chair Joyia Rich Fazelat ’96, Vice Chair Lori Evans Alderin ’00, Board of Trustees Liaison Lauren Saidel-Baker ’07, Secretary John Arnold ’00, Nominating Chair Peter Bielagus ’95, Engagement Chair Ryan Bielagus ’94 Steph Collins ’18, Senior Representative Anne Lucas Durham ’02, Leadership Chair Bennett Freeman ’70 Bella Hoang ’18, Senior Representative Edward Lemire, Faculty Representative Gayle McGinnis ’76 Nate Milne ’11 Than Moore ’08 Dan Muskat ’82 Davis Richmond ’86 Kathleen Rutty-Fey ’87, Outreach Chair Mike Spector, ’93 Anna Welch ’18, Senior Representative D E R RY F I E L D.O R G


Catching up with Sandy Stonebraker ’09 was an optional volunteering component to the course. From the moment I started learning about how children learn, I found a new passion.

Sandy Stonebraker ’09 was inspired to teach Math by Mr. Holland and Mr. Lemire.


hen I graduated from Derryfield, I had no idea what I wanted to do with my life. It baffled me that at the age of eighteen, some of my peers knew exactly what they wanted to do. During high school, I loved theater and singing. I was an active participant in the high school musical and show, dabbled in concert choir, and was part of Encore. Consequently, I thought I might want to start my own community theater. I also thought I might go into the nonprofit sector or social work. I was active in Key Club and went on Habitat for Humanity trips junior and senior year; I traveled to Romania to volunteer at an orphanage with Ms. Davidson. I also enjoyed Mr. Cousineau’s physics class and I always loved math, even doubling up my senior year taking both AP Statistics and AP Calculus with Mr. Holland. When schools asked me to list potential majors, I listed five different options ranging from theater to math to social work. I ended up going to Skidmore College without a declared major. On a whim, I enrolled in a course my first semester called “Child Development” in the education department: it fit into my schedule, the teacher had a good reputation, and there 62

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I started thinking that I wanted to be a first grade teacher. Upon working in a kindergarten classroom on my study abroad in Bath, England, a student peed himself, and I knew that first grade was not for me! I did not have the patience to deal with students’ “accidents!” Junior year, I was in a second grade classroom, and realized this, as well, was not the right fit for me. I got frustrated with the simple curriculum, and the fact that my students couldn’t carry on adult conversations. Senior year I was in a fifth grade classroom and thought I had found what I wanted to do for the rest of my life because I really enjoyed it! However, at the end of the semester, a student asked me, “Ms. Stonebraker, why do you hate history?” It took me a second, but the ten year old was correct! I have never liked history, but find teaching mathematics incredibly rewarding. At the age of twenty-one I faced a dilemma. I was graduating Skidmore with a bachelor’s and a certificate to teach elementary school. However, it is not possible to specialize at this level and I only wanted to teach mathematics, so I wanted to try teaching older students. I began thinking about my own education and the teachers who inspired me. Pretty quickly, Mr. Holland came to mind. It took a pretty fantastic teacher to engage me twice a day everyday during my senior year in two different AP courses! He fueled my love for mathematics and so I decided that I wanted to become the next “Mr. Holland.” I wanted to inspire people to pursue their love of math while also creating a fun learning environment. The solution to my conundrum was obvious graduate school! After an accelerated year at Columbia’s Teachers College, I graduated with a masters degree and certificate to teach middle and high school mathematics. At the age of twenty-two, I thought I had it all figured out. When applying for teaching jobs, I was hoping to end up at a school similar in size to Derryfield. When I got an interview at Braintree High School (BHS), I remember laughing and texting my mom that there was no way I’d end up working there. On the surface, Braintree was entirely the opposite of Derryfield. It had 700 kids per grade, 14 total math teachers, and classes ranged from

18 to 33 kids. There were locks on the lockers and three vice principals! It felt like a small college campus! However, after my interview, I was sold. The commonality between Braintree and Derryfield is the quality of people. I found myself surrounded by teachers who were excited and passionate about what they taught, and who wanted to inspire students to be their best. Four years later, I’m still figuring out this teaching thing. It shocks me the number of times I’ll talk to my students like my Derryfield teachers. Sometimes before posing a question to students, I’ll tell them to “think before you speak,” just like Mr. Holland! I also talk about the little man in your calculator who will freak out when you try to divide a number by zero. When I teach freshman geometry, my students get a kick out of the real stories I share about my time in Mr. Mathes’ class and how I absolutely hated doing proofs. I give my students challenge problems like Mr. Lemire gave me in Honors Algebra II my sophomore year. My experiences at Derryfield are always influencing the way I teach. Now at twenty-seven, I honestly still do not know what I want to be when I grow up. I thought I might end up like Mr. Holland and stay at BHS teaching happily for the next fifty years. But much to my surprise, I’m taking a sabbatical next year! In September I’m off to Israel to volunteer with children. Who knows what will happen after my year abroad. Maybe I’ll go back to teaching Honors Calculus, Geometry, and Algebra at BHS. Maybe I’ll pursue higher education and become a professor. The world is full of possibilities. However, there is one thing I do know, and that’s I’ll forever be grateful to Mr. Holland and my other DS teachers. In the end, I hope I inspire my students the way I was inspired to pursue my dreams, however fleeting and changing. ▪ Sandy Stonebraker ’09, Teacher, Life-long

Learner, Traveler, Volunteer.

39 Years, A Lifetime of Memories, for Mr. Lemire


ver the past 39 years, Mr. Ed Lemire has practically become synonymous with Derryfield—after decades of inspiring and mentoring students both in the classroom and on the basketball court, he has cemented his legacy as a prime example of what Derryfield works to foster in our community: passion, care, dedication, love for family and friends. And now, after a truly admirable career in education, Mr. Lemire has retired from his full-time faculty position, although we have a feeling that we’ll still be seeing him around. Mr. Lemire’s Derryfield journey began in 1979, after two short stints at St. Margaret School in Lowell, MA and The Fenn School in Concord, MA. He was introduced to the school by a remarkable stroke of luck: after visiting the school for a conference, he befriended then-Dean of Students Gerry Connolly. The two stayed in touch, and as Mr. Lemire began to think about the next phase of his career, he received a call from none other than Dennis Holland about a teaching position at Derryfield. Following an interview with then-Head of School Bill Pfeifer, he was offered a position as a math teacher and accepted. In his own words, “Little did I know that it would lead to 39 years in various roles at Derryfield.” As Mr. Lemire began work at Derryfield, he did not expect to make the tiny school tucked away in Manchester, NH his career-long home. He says that, “I figured that I would stay two or three years as the last two schools were in that range.” He credits the diversity of roles he was able to take at the school, which kept the experience “fresh.” Throughout his tenure, he not only taught math, but coached Junior Varsity boys’ basketball and baseball, served for a time as the Dean of Students, and coached girls’ Varsity basketball and softball, the two teams that he continued to coach until his retirement. Many people may not know that Mr. Lemire also served as the first head of the Computer Department! Aside from the growth in the student body over the last 39 years, he points to “the changes in the education process and the many new innovative approaches employed­—so many exciting developments in all disciplines” as the biggest changes from his start at the school to his retirement. Anyone who knows Mr. Lemire knows that he is a family man, and he credits “the acceptance of my family into the Derryfield community” as

his biggest reason for staying. His son Rob was the first sixth grader ever enrolled at Derryfield, and was involved as a student and teacher in the Summerbridge (now Breakthrough) program before graduating in 2006. Daughter Laura, affectionately dubbed “Coach Laura” due to her steady presence as her father’s assistant coach, has been a frequent face on campus, always showing her support for the school and brightening the days of all whom she interacts with.

True to his selfless nature, Mr. Lemire is not most proud of his own achievements, but of the ways in which he has helped develop students “as caring individuals who, in their own time, will be able to contribute to others in their own lives.” He also recalls helping to create the technology department and being the first to “flip” his classroom, as well as spearheading the annual Veterans’ Day Assembly to honor our military, as valuable contributions to the Derryfield community.

Mr. Lemire’s primary role has been as a teacher in the math department. When prompted to share his favorite class to teach, he says that “It’s hard to pick favorites of any kind when you are in one place for so long.” However, while he has always enjoyed his standard Algebra and Geometry courses, he recalls his excursions into the world of computers as particularly memorable, specifically his self-created class “Computer Tools”; the final assignment involved “using the various computer tools to make a presentation” to market a fictional project. And, although not one-time events, he loves watching math “click” with a student, and giving his famous “handshake” for the highest score on a test to students “who never expected to get one.” Similarly, Mr. Lemire has a hard time pinpointing a single favorite coaching moment, although he reminisces fondly about the girls’ varsity basketball state championship in 1998 and the softball team’s first trip to the state championship in 2017.

As predicted due to his long and involved presence at Derryfield, Mr. Lemire is not done with the school. He plans to stay involved by attending school events such as the Veterans’ Day Assembly and the musicals, as well as keeping up with the sports teams. So what’s next for Mr. Lemire, beyond remaining connected to Derryfield? “Judy and Laura have not told me yet!” He says. “The reality is the main focus will be the health and wellbeing of my family. I can see much time in my garden, time further discovering my family tree, and lots of reading. Beyond that, we will see what comes my way.” The Derryfield community extends the warmest congratulations to Mr. Lemire for an incredible career of service and his numerous contributions to the school!


REMEMBERING FOUNDERS AND HONORARY FOUNDERS there. He has been affiliated with the Pucker Gallery, Newbury Street in Boston, for many years and was also a founder and longtime art teacher at The Derryfield School. Bob is survived by his wife Barbara R. Eshoo of Hampton; his daughters Martha Eshoo and her husband, Keith Dolan of York, ME, Amy Eshoo and her husband, Richard Davie of North Yarmouth, ME and Nina Eshoo and her partner, Sara Beasley of New York, NY and his stepdaughter, Melissa Clinton (Hunt) and her husband, Paul D. Hunt, Esq. of Oakland, CA.

Robert Eshoo in his studio.

Eshoo gifted "Concentric Circles" to Derryfield as his contribution to the founding of the School.

Robert P. Eshoo (Founder) of Hampton, an accomplished artist and teacher, passed away peacefully the morning of February 18, 2018 at his home. He was 91 years old. He was a graduate of the School of the Museum of Fine Arts and obtained his Master’s Degree in Art from Syracuse University and served as the Director of the Currier Art Center (Currier Gallery of Art) in Manchester for many years. He taught at Phillips Andover Academy, at The MacDowell Colony in Peterborough and at the Currier Art Center throughout his time 64

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Jean Tallman (Founder) a regular attendee of Derryfield’s annual Founders’ Day celebration, passed away on April 15. Born and raised in the midwest, Jean was first inspired by an art teacher in Kalamazoo, MI who took an interest in Jean and her art. At the age of 12 Jean’s family moved to Belmont, MA and it was in Boston that she took classes at the Boston Museum School and had a scholarship to The School of Design on Newbury Street during the war. Since most of the men were off at war, Jean got her first break as a window display artist for the shops on Newbury Street. In an interview with The Hippo promoting her final show in 2016, Jean shared, “I’m not doing as much as I did because I’m slowing down, but I still have a very active business. I do it to keep going. An artist needs to have people who want what you do.” At this time, in her 90s, Jean was still painting or practicing printmaking most days. In addition to portraits of children and young couples, Jean’s work includes local New Hampshire scenes such as the Manchester Millyard before its recent revival. She shares, “From the beginning, I loved the millyard when I came to Manchester. I thought it was a beautiful thing, to see something unusual like that in the city. And I think it’s wonderful what they’ve done.” There are a selection of Jean’s works blessing Derryfield’s walls and she also created a lovely watercolor of The Gateway Building when it was built in 2011.

Jean and William Tallman.

Jean shared the secret to her long career, “When you’re young, you don’t have much time, but it takes time to paint. But just do little by little as you can. Just keep at it forever, and you’ll finally find that, someday, you’ve reached a point where someone will say, ‘I have to buy that!’” Jean is survived by her daughter Elizabeth Hasty and was predeceased by her husband William C. Tallman in 2015. Both Jean and Bill were active in their communities and loyal philanthropists to a number of organizations. They were a truly lovely couple and did so much for Derryfield over the years including remembering the School in their estate plans.

Watercolor of Derryfield's Gateway building gifted by Jean Tallman.



fter a 35-year career in the United States Military, Dave Grosso ’78 continues to serve while living by this ethos; “To whom much has been given, much is expected.” “The David Haights, Dennis Hollands, Gerry Connollys, Ed Baileys, and others at Derryfield, give us their very best, day in and day out, for the love of the profession and because they truly care about us as students, and in Derryfield’s case, as people,” he says. “Our teachers spend more time with us than our own parents do each school day. They teach, mentor, and help raise us--often to greatness!” Today Dave is doing his part to make sure the legacy of support and mentorship he received continues far into the future. Dave joined us for the annual Derryfield’s Veterans’ Day assembly in 2016, orchestrated by Ed Lemire, and this event launched his re-engagement with the School. Seeing the campus, seeing the need, and seeing Mr. Holland all resonated with Dave. “When you come back to see the School all your memories come flooding back,” he recalls. “Giving back to Derryfield is only a partial return on all the School, its teachers, and my classmates taught and gave me. I may not have realized when I graduated from DS in 1978, how much my time at Derryfield would mean to me over the course of my life, but I certainly do now.” When Dave learned about the alumni-led effort to name the basketball court in the new athletic and wellness center in honor of Dennis Holland, Derryfield’s first state championship coach and biggest sports fan, he stepped up to the plate. “It was an easy decision for me to give and to increase my gift to leadership,” he shares. “ We can’t take it (money) with us to the hereafter, so after taking care of family and self, why not give with enthusiasm and dedication to an enterprise which gave each of us so very much?” Doing so, Dave notes, helps Derryfield continue its remarkable successes at inculcating leadership, passion, and excellence in the students who will become tomorrow’s leaders. While spearheading the effort to raise funds for the Dennis Holland Honorary Court with Sean Stone ’83 and Dave Larrivee ’84, Dave enjoys creating opportunities for alumni to reminisce, to hear and see the need, and to honor their mentors. It’s very fulfilling the way that Dave’s life of service to our country carries over to philanthropy, an enthusiastic goal that also led him to join Derryfield’s Alumni Council.

dave grosso ’78

At this point in his life, Dave is looking for the best ways to honor those who have given him so much over the years. In supporting Derryfield, he has found a very special way to do just that. “Teachers invest their lives in us,” he says. “The least we can do is give back.”

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Derryfield Today 2018  

The magazine of The Derryfield School in Manchester, NH

Derryfield Today 2018  

The magazine of The Derryfield School in Manchester, NH