D-E Today 2023-2024 Volume I

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2023-2024 VOLUME I

A Dwight-Englewood School Publication

+ Arts, Athletics, & More



BLUE & GOLD Ends Friday, December 22, 2023

COMMUNIT Y CHA LL ENGE Ends Friday, December 22, 2023

In honor of Dwight-Englewood’s 50th anniversary, join the


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D-E Today is published by DwightEnglewood School Communications and Publications, in partnership with the Advancement Office. Comments are always welcome. Please address them to: Editor: Liz Tausner, Director of Communications & Publications 315 East Palisade Ave. Englewood, NJ 07631

Layout: Bartosz Klemensowski Features: Joel Lee ’17 Photography: Aidan Grant, Jim Healey, DaYoung Jung, Bartosz Klemensowski, Joel Lee ’17, John McCabe, Philip Choi ’25, Ayden Shapiro ’25, and Quinn Weinger ’26. Additional photography supplied by D-E student and parent, faculty/staff & alumni submissions.






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Contributors: Linda Binder, Audrey Cho ’26, Asher Cohen ’24, Marisol Diaz, Liz Iannaconi ’04, Colleen Larionoff, Dawn Lazada, Bev Mac Keen, Pooja Patel, Dat Phan, Uma Rajan ’24, Nick Rhee ’25, Maria Sanchez Gardner ’78, JD Sand, Chelsea Shen ’27, Jackson Sher ’24, Paul Tines, and Kiran Vitale ’25.


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New in this Issue: Alumni Class Notes & Reunion 2023 Highlights! This latest issue of D-E Today includes a new bonus Class Notes section — the latest news from alumni of the Dwight School, Englewood School for Boys, and Dwight-Englewood School. We hope all readers will enjoy reading about what our alumni have accomplished. We are excited to report on a highly-successful Reunion 2023. Read more starting on Page 28 or scan the QR code above to learn more. You can also find Class Notes online in the ‘private’ section of our D-E Today website: Scan the QR Code, and use this password: connect 1

Head of School Jeremy Gregersen addressed D-E students and faculty/staff in our All-School Opening Assembly in early September, kicking-off the new year in a fun and memorable way, including the first in a set of competitions known now as a new D-E tradition: Bulldog Battles! Read the latest in D-E community messages from Mr. Gregersen (and learn more about the new Bulldog Battles) on our Head of School website page: scan the QR code!

Head of School Message Dear D-E Community, It has been a difficult time in our community since the terrorist attacks in Israel on October 7th. Our focus as a school has been on continuing to provide a safe school environment conducive to learning. That said, we have been attentive to the impact of the attacks, the ensuing military response, and the local and national events subjecting community members to hateful rhetoric. Campus leaders are working with staff and outside organizations on an ongoing basis to respond appropriately in support of our students, families, and staff. Please see the Head of School website page (QR code below) for more in-depth information from the Head of School’s office, or reach out to the school for more information. In light of all the difficulties we are facing, it would be all too easy to give in to despair and to allow the horrors of the world to overshadow the good and positive things happening at Dwight-Englewood School. So, with the challenge of helping to support our students still foremost in our minds, I hope that this issue of D-E Today might provide you with a moment of respite and time to reflect on the positive growth we are seeing as a community. Indeed, one of the great things about schools is that they are constantly in flux, with children growing up and graduating, teachers developing new curricular approaches, new teachers arriving when veteran teachers depart. This forward progress is even more evident at a school like ours, where we constantly challenge ourselves and each other to help students “meet the challenges of a changing world”--especially when the world feels as challenging as it does today. This edition of D-E Today illustrates this notion on ongoing change and progress beautifully. Herein, you’ll find an interview with Art and Design Department Chair Marisol Diaz in which she describes some of the learning innovations taking place in Swartley Studios; a piece detailing the evolution of D-E’s DEIB program and an introduction to our new DEIB Director Dr. Marcus Ingram; some articles surrounding on-campus life, the fall sports season, and some new traditions; and a recap of this year’s alumni reunion. I hope you enjoy the magazine, and that you are as excited as I am about the incredibly bright future of Dwight-Englewood School and its students. Thank you for taking this moment of respite with us.










Jeremy Gregersen




Sincerely yours,

In this Issue Head of School Message. ��������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 2 A Conversation with Marisol Diaz ���������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 4 Arts Highlights ��������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 8 Athletics Fall 2023 Season Highlights ���������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 12 School Life Highlights ������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 16 On Belonging and Toward a Knotted Community ���������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 18 Visiting Presenters Highlights ����������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 21 Reunion 2023 �������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 22 Class Notes ������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������ 27 In Memoriam ��������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 31 Bulldog Bookshelf ������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 32


Readers can find even more articles in our online edition of D-E Today! For special additional features, photos, and links featuring programs from all three divisions and program areas, visit d-etoday.org, or scan the QR codes found throughout the magazine!


Class flags in blue and gold, like the one for 2031 shown here, decorated the Myrna B. Sherman Gymnasium for the Opening Assembly. During this kick-off event, Head of School Jeremy Gregersen shared the details of the new Bulldog Battles, including how even numbered class years are now on the "Gold" Team and the odd numbered class years are now on the "Blue" Team.

Welcome!Dwight-Englewood School is traditionally buzzing with the excitement of challenging, invigorating academic programs; enriching arts, athletics, and co-curricular activities and events; and myriad opportunities for students, faculty/staff, parents/guardians and alumni to come together as a ‘community of learners’. We hope you enjoy reading about the latest in D-E happenings since the start of the new 2023-2024 school year!



Tell us about your career journey and your arrival to D-E. This is my 26th year at D-E, and I have been the Art & Design Department Chair for the last six years. I attended the HS of Art & Design in NYC. Though I started as an English major, I returned to visual arts, and I received my Bachelor’s in Painting/Sculpture from Antioch College, and I completed my MFA in Painting & Sculpture from the Maryland Institute College of Art. Post graduation, I worked at a lithographic press studio in NYC and then at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. I learned about the opening for an additional 2D/3D art educator position at Dwight-Englewood and I did an ‘auditionlesson’ with a 7th Grade Portrait Drawing class and the rest was history! Since then, I have taught every class in the art department except for photography, Lower School art and many of the new courses added on during my chairship.

How has the Art & Design Department changed over time? 26 years ago, the performing arts, visual arts, & theater departments all shared one chair, and our chair was actually a music educator who knew very little about art education. In the subsequent years, after having the preceding chair be theater-focused, our department fought very hard as a group to get the visual arts separated. It is a common yet unfortunate antiquated model to have the three uniquely positioned and distinct departments joined. It is especially challenging to grow and seek the nuanced and granular growth of art education when your chair is not schooled in the discipline. Music and performing arts can align themselves neatly together, but our studio practice, process, tools, and objectives are completely different. Dwight-Englewood, seeking excellence, championed that notion, and we have been separated now for the last 14 or so years.

Another way we changed, having been trained in computer graphics, 3D printers, and laser cutters; I started the innovative (graphic, industrial, and computer) design program at D-E. There had not been any courses dedicated to art-made for creative services prior to my employment 26 years ago. Commercial art uses a variety of platforms (magazines, websites, apps, television, etc. for which to focus art making). And there were students seeking ways to apply their art skills to graphic areas and beyond such as going into the business of illustration, UI and UX web design.

illustrate a story by supplementing the author’s words or creating a vessel that can actually carry water. Design includes ceramics, media studies like video, photo, innovative design, and industrial design. I’m extremely proud of the work we’ve accomplished and how we’ve grown to create a mission for students and faculty to be able to study and practice both Art & Design.

The last thing I am especially proud of is the process of working with my team and the Tech Department (via multiple cameras) to make the impossible task of teaching art during In my role now as Department Chair for the the pandemic and hybrid education possible. last six years, I’m especially proud of a few I would also add that my team dove deeply things. The first is having worked to author into anti-racist art education practices during the language describing the what, how, and that same time, and we are all the better why of what we do as art educators in the educators for those experiences. department. This language and understanding, which includes how we use the eight habits What are the foundations of of mind that are involved in studio-based the Art & Design program? education, has been a way to develop a mission and a vision together as a department. We have four pillars of Art & Design curriculum The second thing I am most proud of is that persist through the K–12 architecture the rebranding of our department with the of our program. The first is Studio Practice, correct nomenclature for what we do. We which is actually having hands-on experiential are the Art & Design Department. We used workshop models to learn through doing. to be called the Fine Arts Department. The We believe a praxis is key to learning. The creation of art for its own sake, or Fine Arts, second pillar is Sketchbook/Documentation. A is primarily not motivated by utilitarianism sketchbook or art journal doesn’t just refer to but rather by aesthetics. When you attach having an artist sketchbook; it really is about function and form, that’s when you’re in the documentation and being able to see your design and commercial realm. That’s when archive, your process, and your progress. Much you’re an illustrator who has the brief to of the work I’ve done as chair emphasizes 5

the art educators’ nuanced balance between process and product. The learning happens in the process, but viewers experience the final product. However, with the advent of social media, the rich behind-the-scenes process has become more expected. And if AI has shown us anything at all, it is that process will be more important in education than ever before. The third pillar is Constructive Critique. Sharing artistic intentions and feedback happens in every art class in every division. In AP Studio Art, peer critiques help students see if their techniques are aligned with their intentions or what a young artist can do to improve their objective. At the same time, if you say you love something but can’t explain why, that’s not actually helpful either. Constructive criticism is about deconstructing the pieces of an art piece with analysis and being able to give supportive feedback. The fourth pillar that runs through our whole K-12 program is Exhibition. The artist’s final product needs to be seen. Whether it’s in the display cases in the hallways, gallery walls, submitted to publications, competitions, or used as a portfolio to supplement college applications, students must be able to ultimately have their work presented. We encourage students to submit to Parnassus, Calliope, Scholastic, and more to do this. Ultimately, it’s about having your work affect the world and be seen in whatever way you can imagine.


These are the four pillars: studio practice (experiential learning), constructive criticism (feedback loop), sketchbook (practice/ documentation), and exhibition (publications, displaying work) and it’s something I’m quite proud of.

How does the Art & Design faculty collaborate and co-create a pedagogical philosophy? We are a phenomenal team. I think what makes us exceptional is that students are learning from working artists: I just completed a mural gig for the Center for Safety and Change, Ms. Scrivanich is a delightful visual artist with both 2D & 3D, Mr. Edwards is a working free-lance graphic designer, Ms. Brusky is a masterful painter, Ms. Young is an incredible watercolorist, as well as, ceramicist; Mr. McCabe has his roots in photojournalism; and our newest member Ms. Christine Hanaway is a creative who makes art education her practice as well as yoga! Being practicing artists and educators creates a wonderful environment to learn from each other and to collaborate. We care deeply that from K-12 representation and diversity are not only seen but experienced throughout our curriculum. We are uniquely equipped for {DEIB} work because our work is enmeshed with an individual’s response and perspective to the world and how it is interpreted. We are inherently positioned to be about reframing, recognizing multiple

perspectives, and empathy. When you see a group of students drawing dramatically unique responses from the same still-life you realize how DEIB goes hand-in-hand with how an artist interprets the world and learns to communicate non-verbally with others. We are committed to a holistic antiracist art educational philosophy.

How does a student progress in Art & Design from early childhood all the way through to Upper School / Grade 12? Just like with the beginning of civilization, we begin in the Lower School, with the recognition of what is mark-making. As you know, writing your own name is a form of mark making. It’s unique to you as is your own DNA. So what is art? What is an art practice? It’s all of these questions. It’s then the understanding of the differences between shape and form along with the elements of art & the principles of design. If you imagine a bicycle as a sculpture, you

Professional Development Drives New Arts Education Innovations Marisol Diaz was one of the selected applicants for the 2023-2024 Cohort of the National Arts Education Association’s “School for Arts Leaders” Program—an extremely competitive program! Chosen from hundreds of applicants, Marisol is currently participating in their 8-month program that began in June at the Crystal Bridges American Museum of Art. The program utilizes experiential action learning modules and in-depth conversations with expert leaders to provide participants with experiences and skills to successfully lead in any environment. The program ends with a capstone project in February.

can take apart all of its parts. You can do the same with what makes a piece of art—take it apart and you see: line, color, symmetry, focal point, shades, tones and tints, composition etc. A line could be squiggly or curved. It can be expressive, rageful even. So as students reach 5th grade, we’re beginning to discern foreground, middle ground, and background, which are part of the the art element of depth: to create the illusion of dimension within a two-dimensional drawing. Art education takes the form of a tornado spiral. We revisit the same concepts, like line and color but at different tiers. What happens when we explore color now that we know highlights and shadows of the very same color can help make an object appear dimensional instead of flat? As you go up the spiral, all those fundamentals return with greater complexity. In the Middle School, we continue the spiral with teaching linear perspective up to threepoint perspective. We take a cue from the Renaissance looking how those artists created depth in a composition and how powerful it is in affecting the viewer’s illusion of depth. We also emphasize drawing from life through observation with gesture, figure, and stilllife drawings. The shoe-drawing project is a classic example of teaching from life. It’s imperative that students gain the experience of understanding proportion from observation as opposed to always looking at a 2D image or screen and then drawing on yet another 2-dimensional plane. In the Upper School, the art & design program begins with a foundation year in both 2D and 3D. We then have an array of electives and two art major tracks. I’m proud that Painting & Drawing, Industrial Design, Ceramics, and Accelerated Portfolio Honors each have their advanced level tracks that students can work towards. For example, Accelerated Portfolio feeds into our AP Studio Art course for students who want the challenge of the College Board AP test.

all of K-12, we stress Voice & Choice—that students get to discern who and what their artistic voice is. What we want to emphasize is the process of a student recognizing their artistic voice and putting it into practice. Even if a student never goes into the field of being an artist, we firmly believe that an art practice and in knowing how to lose yourself in a state of creative flow can save your life. A creative practice will also help you be a more creative thinker and be able to cross those boundaries. I know that there’s a lot of emphasis on creativity not just being something you do in art, but we really pride ourselves in the fact that it’s something you can develop the ability to do and that artmaking can assist you in translating that to other areas of your life. As an art educator for 26 years, I want to say that art education is a vehicle, a fluid moving highway with no bottlenecks, able to arrive at a skill of creativity destination. By making art your brain pattern, and your neurological systems are already boundary-crossing and those connections and liminal spaces birth the ability to think creatively and resourcefully in other situations.

What are your dreams for the future of the department?

Seniors, Diaz Participate in “DIGS” program in France Marisol Diaz and two rising seniors entering the highest level of visual art (AP Studio Art) were invited to the SCAD (Savannah College of Art & Design) campus in Lacoste, France this past summer! Jayla Willis ’24 and Mia Soler ’24 traveled with Marisol to participate in SCAD’s “DIGS” program, a deep immersion program filled with art workshops, talks, and more. This was the second time that Marisol has brought two rising seniors to the program in a different location, and it continues to be a meaningful trip for art students! Marisol, along with other art educators, did their own programming in the meantime, learning from each other with the beauty of Southern France as their backdrop! Here’s to experiential learning! “DIGS”: Deep Immersion Groups

Looking towards the future, the things that I would love to see an art & design department able to offer a richer and more nuanced array of electives. Being able to have genres like fibers art, jewelry-making, and stained/ warm glass making would add depth and diversity to our offerings. Additionally, if a student wanted to be a ceramics major and not have to take the AP College Board Exam in order to do a year-long course, that would further enrich our students and their goals. There’s so much that we can expand upon.

Throughout the Upper School curriculum and 7


Arts Highlights



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Music Department kicked off the first performance

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Stage Band Jazz Brunch.

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Director Robert Murphy!

Explore Arts at D-E with full-size images at www.d-etoday.org/arts or scan the QR code on the left. Join the creativity!


Athletics Fall 2023 Season Highlights Bulldogs fans had plenty to celebrate thanks to a fantastic Fall 2023 season. Our D-E Athletics coaches for both Middle School (MS) and Upper School Varsity Teams provided season highlights for us (see below). Internal and AllLeague and All-County awardees are noted here as well. Regardless of how their seasons turned out for all our MS and US Teams, it’s clear that all our student athletes built new leadership skills, lasting friendships, and D-Elightful memories through the experience of playing together. For the latest in all D-E Athletics scheduled games, team rosters, and more, be sure to visit d-e.org/athletics and follow us on our new D-E Athletics Instagram: d_eathletics

Girls MS Soccer Overall Record







Coaches: James Aitken, Amanda Hall “It was a great season overall. The girls had a lot of fun and developed a tremendous team bond. Lucy Meserole served as our captain and brought tremendous leadership. Through her leadership, the girls were able to develop routines for pre-game and practice, often able to function at the start of practice. Our best game was probably the 4-4 game against Fort Lee. This was a terrific battle that went back and forth several times. Adrianna Diegnan scored 3 goals and assisted on the tying final 12

For highlights from JV and Freshman Fall Teams' seasons, visit d-e.org/athletics GO BULLDOGS!

goal. We also had a great game against a very forward to the continuing development of strong Harrison team, ultimately losing 3-2. the underclassman.” We finished the season with two very strong wins with Captain Lucy Meserole notching 6 goals and 2 assists. A great season overall!”

MS Cross Country Coaches: Liz Traub, John Stott, Jonathan Davis, Elizabeth Carson “I really like that we run the same race course each week. The runners can see how they improve over the season. Each runner Girls MS Tennis did improve their time during the 5 meets. Wins Losses Lila Rosenberg placed 4th in one race and Overall Record 5th in another, the highest a D-E runner has 6 2 placed during my 3 years of coaching. We Coaches: Sarah Macone, Peter Waltman, Lisa Schmid consistently had 3 or 4 team members place “This has been an outstanding season for in the top 30 most of the races. “ the Middle School Girls Tennis Team. We had a great team of sixteen players this year, including nine eighth graders. Many of our players were on the team last year, and it was remarkable how hard they worked in the off season and how much they had improved since we said goodbye last November. The players continued to make great strides this year, despite there being so much rain interrupting matches and practices. Since we were an older team, we had a great deal of depth behind singles players Zaina MS Ultimate Frisbee Alberaqdar and Ella Singh. We dominated all Wins Losses Overall our opponents this year losing only to Horace Record 5 2 Mann, a traditional powerhouse. This year we had competitive matches with Horace Coach: Jon Egan Mann and Chloe Hwang and Sonam Lala won “We had an excellent season, led by a strong their matches vs. Horace Mann. This year’s group of 8th graders who have played together team was marked by excellent camaraderie for 2-3 years. The team’s biggest accomplishment and spirit. Everyone was considerate and was finishing third at the end-of-season supportive of one another and responsive tournament, beating a tough Ramaz team and helpful to the coaches. We wish our from New York City in the third place game.” graduating eighth graders well, and we look

Internal Awards

Varsity Volleyball Overall Record

MS Boys White Soccer Team Overall Record









Coaches: Dana Kim, Joshua De Los Santos

Coaches: Rich Muller, Matt Schade “Eli Cain, Jett Ishigahara Charupakorn, and Jake Reich lead this talented group of boys to a terrific year. Jack Gregersen started his goalie career manning the net throughout the season and many other young men contributed to a fun year. Krishna Akula, Jake Kennedy, Demir Eskicakit, Robert Katz, Noah Geller, Oli Berger, and Bailey Kilpatrick anchored down the defense. At midfield, Komi Sowore, Max Strashnov, Adam Nardini, Chace Lazarus, Grant Rubach, and Ben Cho controlled the passing game and center of the field. Michael Lihanda starred as the goalie for the game against Secaucus and played multiple positions as well…defense and right wing. A GREAT season was enjoyed by everyone!!!”

“The Varsity Volleyball team finished with a record of 7-12. The Bulldogs were involved in a number of very close matches. Senior Emma Brown led the team this season with 117 kills, bringing her up to 4th place all-time in the record book with 295 career kills. She also finishes as the all-time leader in blocks with 64 over her 4 year varsity career. Chelsea Pfeffer switched over to play a new position her senior season and led the team with 246 assists as the setter. Alex Pantoliano finished her senior year of competition tied for #2 alltime in Aces with 155. Sophomore outside hitter Piper Rosenberg led defensively, in the backrow, with 81 digs. Piper also led the team in Aces this season with 54. “

Wins Losses Ties

Girls JV Field Hockey

• Owen Bergman (MVP) • Jacob Stern (MIP) • Noah Fisher (CA)

• Avery Traub (MVP) • Lucy Parker (MIP) • Maya Wlazlo (CA)

Boys JV Soccer

Girls Varsity Field Hockey

• Eli Horowitz (MVP) • Krishnav Tapuriah (MIP) • Miles Neil (CA)

Boys Varsity Soccer • Jack Park (MVP) • Milo Mizner (MIP) • Jack Meserole (CA)

Girls Varsity Soccer • Lillian “Sammie” Moncion (MVP) • Christina Rego (MVP) • Kylee Philips (MIP) • Zara Mack (MIP) • Riley Kooper (CA) • Emma Hsu (CA)

Girls Freshman Volleyball • Krithi Mitta (MVP) • Sarah Chun (MIP) • Mia Aviles (CA)

Girls JV Volleyball • Evelyn Chow (MVP) • Ripley Chang (MIP) • Rhea Shah (CA)

Editor’s Note: In addition to the MS Fall 2023 Teams noted here, the MS Boys Blue Soccer Team and MS Volleyball Team had victorious Fall 2023 seasons! These two teams’ season records are noted below. Go Bulldogs!

Boys Freshman Soccer

Girls Varsity Volleyball

Varsity Cross Country Overall Record





MS Boys Blue Soccer




Coaches: Ryan Vettoso, John Cahill

MS Volleyball




“Our Cross Country team’s Fall 2023 season was incredibly successful, with several highlights.

• Colombe Gordon (Fialko) • Leah Hong (MVP) • Sophie Bergman (MIP) • Charlotte Hyman (CA)

Girls JV Tennis • Sydney Mallow (MVP) • Hannah Chun (MVP) • Shreya Patel (MIP) • Mara Gualtieri-Horowitz (CA)

Girls Varsity Tennis • Emily Mills (MVP) • Charlotte Au (MIP) • Zoe Kruger (CA) • Ella Siew (CA)

Girls US Cross Country • Razil Fernandes (MVP) • Uma Rajan (MVP) • Maya Rosenberg (CA)

Boys US Cross Country • Musashi Shabazz (MVP) • Baptiste Louis (CA) • Aaron Harrison (CA)

• Emma Brown (MVP) • Abby Trokhan (MIP) • Luna Berger (CA)


Boys Soccer All-League / All-County






2nd 2nd









Girls Soccer All-League / All-County

























Girls Varsity Field Hockey All-League / All-County










Tennis All-League / All-County










Cross Country All-League / All-County




2nd 2nd HM UMA RAJAN











Coaches: Chris Schmid, Santiago Montufar, Courtney Somers, Narciza Loja



Girls Varsity Soccer Overall Record

Girls Varsity Volleyball All-League / All-County


The team included 12 runners who worked together to help each other succeed. This year, the team had 26 personal records, two First Team All-Division runners, one Second Team All-Division runner, one Honorable Mention for All-Division, a Group E Bergen County Group Winner, a third and seventh place Group E runner in the Bergen County Group, one pending All-County runner, and a NorthJersey.com / Bergen Record Athlete of the Week: senior Razil Fernandes.”


“This season, the Girls Varsity Soccer Team had 11 wins, 4 losses, and 1 tie. The girls soccer team has been among the top teams in the NJIC Conference and, including this season, won their third consecutive championship of the Liberty Division. Furthermore, the team enjoyed their first victory since 2017 by beating Pope John 2-0 in the first round of the State Tournament. What stands out most this year was the quality of play demonstrated through our teamwork both offensively and defensively. This is supported by our team stats. 13 different players contributed to our 58 goals scored total and 12 different players contributed to 32 assists total. Additionally, of our 16 regular season games, our goalkeepers gave up only 16 goals (avg of 1/game). “ “We had 7 players earning All-League status. Those earning this status should be proud, especially because they lowered the number of positions for each Division of the NJIC Conference. Many of our athletes have been

recognized as All-League players, some at the All-County level. The 2023-24 season had our team selected for the Invitational County Tournament and earned a #6 in the NJSIAA “A” State Tournament. The above accolades could only have been achieved through the hard work and commitment of our athletes.”

“But even through these obstacles, the team found ways to persevere. Multiple junior varsity players, such as center backs Milo Mizner and Matias de Alba, were promoted to varsity during the season, and they played crucial roles, especially during the team’s state games, and team captain and GK Kimani Wittner-White cited their County and League games against Garfield as some of the most memorable of the season.”*

Varsity Field Hockey Overall Record





Coaches: Michelle Carstens-Potts, Liz Iannaconi ’04, Kiersten Hovan

Boys Varsity Soccer Overall Record





Coaches: Iglir Arapi, Jeremy Meserole “In the face of changes and untimely setbacks, Boys Varsity Soccer team has endured and produced a successful season. The campaign started strong, with the team remaining undefeated in the preseason despite losing many talented seniors from the past year. The team carried this momentum into the season games, as they won their league with an impressive 11-1 record. However, as the year progressed and the team participated in county play, injuries afflicted some of their key players, mainly center midfielder Carlos Moncion and center back Alex Silbert, who were injured against Leonia and in a county game against Garfield. Although they impressively reached the semifinals of the Bergen Cup, the team ended up losing their final three games of the season.”

Girls Varsity Tennis Overall Record





Coaches: Chris Chan, Steve Parl, Jenna Wu “This fall, Varsity Girls Tennis won the League title for the second year in a row! The team was led by senior captains Sydney Siew, Emily Mills, and Kayla Sorkin. Second doubles Ella Siew and Zoe Kruger made it all the way to semifinals at counties and played against 2nd seed Northern Valley Demarest. Despite missing many practices due to rain, the team’s support of each other was notable and there is leadership in the younger grades so the team’s streak should continue next year. Go Bulldogs!”* *Team summary provided by Spectrum US Newspaper Sports Desk.

“The Varsity Field Hockey team was led by senior captains Charlotte Hyman and Colombe Gordon. They were instrumental in leading by example and helped set the foundation of what we most value within our team. In addition, our Junior captains, Leah Hong and Lilly Baumgarten, demonstrated strong leadership and a passion for the game. Leah led the team in scoring with 10 goals and 4 assists for a total of 24 points. One of the highlights of the Varsity Field Hockey season was beating Demarest in overtime by a beautiful backhand tomahawk shot from Leah. Of course it was a team effort, but winning in overtime with that type of goal was definitely a top 10 ESPN-esque highlight. Another exciting aspect to our season was that we had over 15 new 9th graders join the program this year. We were able to have our first freshman game in the history of the school, and we were also able to field a full JV team this year. This is a tremendous opportunity to grow the program and develop our younger players!”


School Life Highlights The fall was full of festivities and fun with Spirit Week! Spirit Week was a blast with every division participating in some capacity. Monday was Pajama Day; Tuesday was Jersey Day; Wednesday was Pink-Out Day for Breast Cancer; Thursday was Baggy Clothes Day; Friday was D-E Day! Spirit Week is also a big opportunity for service with donations from our Upper School “Coin Wars” going to Runway for Recovery, an organization that supports breast cancer patients. We raised $7,000 for the charity, and we couldn’t be more thrilled! Additionally, we hosted two more Bulldog Battles: a clothing relay and a team pom-pom pour! With the Class of 2024 winning Spirit Week and the Bulldog Battles, both Blue (even class years) & Gold (odd class years) Teams are tied! We can’t wait to see what the rest of the year will look like for this new D-E tradition! Go Bulldogs!



A Message from Dr. Marcus Ingram, Director, DEIB*

On Belonging and Toward a Knotted Community








“Courage is what it takes to stand up and speak; courage is also what it takes to sit down and listen” - Winston Churchill


*DEIB: Diversity, Equity, Inclusion & Belonging


In September, I began a listening journey to learn more directly about the DwightEnglewood School community. Already, it seems clear that our DEIB efforts will benefit from an emphasis on the “B” – belonging. These conversations will inform a strategic framework for our DEIB Department, which is slated to be released in August 2024. This framework will help us define what we mean when we say we intend to cultivate a culture of belonging at D-E. In turn, this framework will guide our school’s belonging agenda ahead.

This position statement foregrounds the significance of each person’s unique sense of belonging within our decidedly diverse community. Our strategic framework for belonging that I referenced earlier will honor the spirit of these intentions. N

In my four months here, I am already moved by the centrality of the school’s mission and how it calls us to community. Nevertheless, recent weeks have exposed the difficulty of genuinely being together in a remarkably diverse school. Many of us have chosen to be at D-E because it champions the value of difference. At the same time, our diverse experiences, worldviews, and expressions invite us to do the hard, essential work of building

On Belonging


Dear Dwight-Englewood School Families:

relationships in a way that considers difference Although I have more listening to do, some an asset. insights are already becoming clear. By way of preview, some of my reflections to It is not a foregone conclusion that we will do date are found in these verses of poetry I’m this high-quality, relationship-building work currently calling “On Belonging”. As you take well or at all, but our choice to be present at in these reflections and consider your own D-E signals that we are interested, and we experience at Dwight-Englewood, I welcome might. This letter is intended to share some your feedback. of my initial community observations and provide a peek into how those observations I invite you to (re)read our recently released might inform our school’s emerging efforts commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and to cultivate a culture of belonging. belonging on our website at d-e.org/diversity.


Editor’s Note: In the last edition of D-E Today, readers were introduced to our new DEIB Director, Dr. Marcus Ingram, and provided with the School’s most current D-E Statement on Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging (DEIB). The following is excerpted from the latest communication shared by Dr. Ingram with D-E families earlier this fall. For more on current DEIB initiatives at D-E, including Dr. Ingram’s belonging-related listening journey, “Toward a Knotted Community” video, and more, please scan the QR Code or visit d-e.org/diversity.

Toward A Knotted Community As mentioned, relationships have recently been put to the test (again). While reflecting on the strength of connections and the worthy challenges of building community at DwightEnglewood, I started thinking about knots. On the one hand, a knot can represent difficulty; on the other, it symbolizes how to keep stuff together. Truly, worthwhile communities have experiences of both. Recently, D-E faculty and staff gathered to assemble a branded carabiner and knotted cord for our students. The impetus for creating these keepsakes is to visibly represent the knotted nature of authentic community – the good and the challenging. It is also an opportunity to communicate connection and solidarity with one another without the trappings and failings that sometimes come with words. We hope that seeing these keepsakes around on backpacks, belt loops, and the like will remind us that our community is a gift that requires our consistent effort to hold it together. Programmatically, Lead School Psychologist Dr. Deirdre O’Malley and I will be guiding an institutional initiative to help our students and staff

A Parting Reflection Fifteen years ago, I was part of a team of university educators who taught a summer cultivate course about social stratification while we skills that enable belonging. While there are traveled with undergraduate students on currently pockets of excellence across the school a bus through six states in the American that provide some learning opportunities, this South. When we were in Louisiana helping initiative will design a scope and sequence record oral histories from residents who had for skill-building that links across ages experienced first-hand the devastation of and stages of development. Skills of focus Hurricane Katrina, the variety in their stories include but are not limited to self-awareness, about trauma, loss, struggle, and recovery resilience, perspective-taking, and conflictprompted me to get my first tattoo. management. Our evaluation and planning phase begins in January. I selected a yin-yang design to represent that Moreover, the spring term will provide an opportunity to explore the formation of a curiosity series/summit that will engage each of the academic divisions in meaningful ways. Whatever shape it takes, this initiative will respond to the emerging agreement from my listening journey that a posture of inquiry and curiosity are essential elements to a culture of belonging. Developmentally appropriate sources and content are being considered to help emphasize the valuable contributions that curiosity can make to our specific belonging efforts and the D-E educational experience more broadly. More to come.

an “either-or” approach to life and story can impede the possibilities of the “both-and.” Yes – it is possible to see the yin-yang as perfectly balanced, opposing forces; it is also possible to center the relationship between the forces and explore “how much of each” might inspire stability. As we work to cultivate a culture of belonging at Dwight-Englewood, I invite us to acknowledge the “either-or” and pursue the “both-and”. Such a holistic approach is less linear, more challenging, and maybe cumbersome; likewise, I believe it is a worthy endeavor that is conceivably more sustainable. This is the knot’s message. May we strive toward a knotted community ahead. With hope, Dr. Ingram

“Communities of care are maintained by rituals of regard.” - bell hooks


DEIB Assemblies Raise Awareness & Celebrate Differences

Diwali Highlights

In light of the annual Diwali holiday, D-E’s South Asian Parent & Guardian Affinity Assembly programs held in all three divisions Group (PGAG) this year hosted a series help to promote understanding as our differences of wonderful programs for our students and faculty/staff in all three divisions. are both highlighted and celebrated.








collaborative art project. This temporary display around campus helped to convey the UN’s 2024 theme of “Actions for Peace: Our Ambition for the #GlobalGoals.” The Global Goals are 17 goals set forth by the UN in 2016 to achieve by 2030 in order to achieve a sustainable future for all. This year marks the half-way point to the goals. 2023 is also the 75th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and the Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of Genocide.


Within the first week of the new 2023-2024 In the Lower School, parent volunteers school year, the Lower School gathered for provided hands-on classroom presentations a special opening assembly. Ms. Simone and craft activities. Diwali is known as the Henry Ablognon, Assistant Director of DEIB, “Festival of Lights”, a holiday celebrated introduced to our youngest students what by Hindus, Jains, Sikhs, & Buddhists for “DEIB” stands for (Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, various reasons, but all celebrate the & Belonging), and how important it is to the victory of light over darkness. Students culture of the School. Following a group clearly enjoyed crafting paper lanterns, paper rangolis, and diyas! ‘exercise’ in brainstorming and sharing, the N A L CO N T E N TO TIO DI The Lower School was assembly fittingly concluded with a song filled with color with and the story, “Our School is Our Family.” sand art and hanging In recognition of Latin American Heritage decorations all around. Month, which is celebrated from midIn the Middle School, September through mid-October, our South Asian students and Upper School’s Latin American Student Affinity Group (LASA) hosted a cultural assembly. South Asian PGAG volunteers together The morning started off with a bit of trivia hosted a Diwali Assembly. Students played followed by a presentation of the diverse a Kahoot trivia game about Diwali, learned traditions, music styles, dialects that make more about Diwali traditions, and even up Latin American and Caribbean culture. heard an original rap about the holiday! The assembly ended with a special guest And in the Upper School, the South Asian performance from professional salsa dancers. Affinity Student Group hosted a rangolimaking workshop with colorful sand In the Middle School, students celebrated the and paper templates. Faculty and staff UN’s International Day of Peace. To honor this were also provided a “D-Elicious” Diwali day, the Middle School held an assembly during appreciation lunch in Hajjar Auditorium, which original poetry readings were shared courtesy of the South Asian PGAG. on themes of peace and understanding. Then, immediately following the assembly, every A huge thank you to our South Asian PGAG Middle School student created a pinwheel for these many, meaningful opportunities as part of Pinwheels for Peace, a global to celebrate Diwali at D-E this year!

Visiting Presenters Highlights We had some awesome programming this fall thanks to visiting presenters on-campus and via zoom for parents, students, and faculty! For parents, we had a virtual Parent Education event with Signe Darpinian LMFT. Signe spoke to parents about “Raising a Peaceful Relationship with Food & The Body”. For students and faculty, we had the pleasure to speak with Dr. Teri Lassiter from Rutgers University about the case of Henrietta Lacks and the prevalence of ethics in medicine. Finally, Mariam Abdelhaq ’17 stopped by to have a chat with D-EFAC (D-E Fights Against Cancer). During Mariam’s first treatment of chemo for breast cancer, she received support from D-EFAC. We are grateful for all our visiting presenters and guests for their time, their insights, and their candor. Cheers!


New AHF Inductees from the 1993 Boys Basketball Team gathered after being honored. Pictured left to right (front row) are Joshua Rubach ’94, Marc Martin ’93, Co-Captain Derek Frank ’93. Back row left to right are Joe Stetson ’93, Athletic Director JD Sand, Co-Captain David Berk ’93, Jason Christian ’93, Steve Lefkowitz ’93, Brian Milberg ’96, Head of School Jeremy Gregersen.

Carole DeVito is pictured here with Head of School Jeremy Gregersen, admiring the new plaque outside the newly-named Carole DeVito Classroom in Leggett Hall.

Reunion 2023 Welcomes & Celebrates Alumni!




Schenck Auditorium was filled with an audience of colleagues as well as current and former See below for more Reunion 2023 event details, students, family members and friends, many of and be sure to “Save the Date” for Reunion whom nodded and chuckled as the distinctive 2024, scheduled for October 18-20, 2024! (and memorable) teaching style of each honoree was shared. The traits of warmth, For additional photos, be sure to visit d-e.org/ humility, creativity and compassion were reunion or scan the QR code below! named regularly as ‘common’ for all three. the ceremony, the audience moved Retiring Faculty Honored Following ‘en masse’ to commemorate Betsey, Carole and with Room Dedication Doris officially cutting the ribbons to their Ceremony & Classroom newly-named classrooms in Leggett Hall and Ribbon Cutting Events the Middle School Building. Framed plaques inside each classroom, containing quotes from Three recently-retired D-E faculty members fellow teachers about each teacher, were also -- who together represent more than 130 unveiled and enjoyed. Congratulations and years of teaching tenure -- were officially thank you to Betsey Carson, Carole N A L CO N T E N recognized during Reunion 2023 with TO TIO DI DeVito, and Doris Tannenbaum for classrooms named for them. Betsey their myriad contributions to our Carson (History Department), Carole community. DeVito (History Department), and Doris Tannenbaum (Mathematics Department) were each praised, D-



thanked, and honored for their significant contributions to our community, as part of a Room Dedication Ceremony and classroom ribbon-cutting events. Following welcome remarks from Head of School Jeremy Gregersen, individual accolades were then provided by Peter Bograd, Liz Traub, and Jack Armitage, honoring Betsey, Carole and Doris respectively.


Spirits remained high throughout the entire weekend despite soggy and sometimes stormy weather, with many alumni visiting the School for the first time in decades. With a subtheme of “50 Years of Dwight-Englewood and 135 Years of Educational Excellence,” Reunion 2023 festivities of note included the annual Alumni Award Ceremony honoring new recipients of the School’s Distinguished Alumni Award and new inductees into the D-E Athletic Hall of Fame. While alumni were oncampus they enjoyed tours led by enthusiastic Upper School students, with many equally enthusiastic reactions to newer buildings including the architectural award-winning Middle School. The weekend also included a special dinner in Hajjar STEM Center for Dwight and ESB classes of 1973 celebrating

their 50th Reunion. A Room Dedication Ceremony and classroom ribbon-cutting events were held for three beloved members of the faculty: Betsey Carson, Carole DeVito, and Doris Tannenbaum. On-campus events were capstoned by a tightly-packed, but cheerfully buzzing Alumni Reception in the Wharton Lessin Dining Hall, during which the classes that were celebrating ‘milestone’ years were able to have group photos taken.


Hundreds of alumni from the Dwight School, the Englewood School for Boys (ESB), and Dwight-Englewood School gathered together in mid-October for a fantastic Reunion 2023 weekend. Thanks to both scheduled and impromptu events, which were held on the D-E campus, at beloved local ‘watering holes’, and in the homes of gracious alumni hosts, by many accounts this year’s Reunion was one of the best ever! This year’s event featured special milestone celebrations for class years ending in 3 and 8.

Awards Ceremony Recognizes Distinguished Alumni and Athletic Hall of Fame Honorees The 2023 winners of the Distinguished Alumni Award (DAA) and our newest inductees into the D-E Athletic Hall of Fame (AHF) were recognized during the Reunion 2023 Alumni Awards Ceremony. This year’s DAA Honorees are Donald I. Baker ESB ’53 and Robert Lane ESB ’73, and our AHF 2023 Inductees are Julia Schneider Phipps ’08 and Emily Linn ’08 and the 1993 Boys Basketball Team.

transitioned to honor the newest inductees into the School’s Athletic Hall of Fame. The audience first heard from D-E’s new Athletic Director JD Sand, who spoke to the ongoing aim of D-E Athletics to provide an environment in which student athletes can excel and concurrently strengthen life-long learning and teamwork skills. Following JD’s introductory remarks, alumna Samantha Pullman ’08 provided a warm and heartfelt introduction for her “best friend” and AHF inductee Julia Schneider Phipps ’08. Samantha noted how Julia’s ‘triple threat’ prowess while playing Softball, Basketball, and Soccer -- and her mentorship and leadership at all times -- had an invaluable impact on her and their teammates. Longtime former D-E Athletic Director and current Girls’ Varsity Soccer Coach C. Christian Schmid (“Schmiddy”) then came to the podium to introduce AHF inductee Emily Linn ’08. Mentioning Emily’s capable playing as a student, Schmiddy spoke to her contributions also as a former coach for D-E’s Golf and Field Hockey Teams. The final AHF Team Inductee, D-E’s 1993 Boys Basketball Team, was first recognized by Robert Ragasa ’92 on behalf of former D-E Athletic Director Tom Curry. Robert then turned over the podium to alumni players Derek Frank ’93 and David Berk ’93. Derek and David together reflected on the enduring nature of the friendships they forged while playing with the Boys’ Basketball Team, through both losses and wins (including the team’s 68-52 victory over Wardlaw-Hartridge School at the State Prep Basketball Championship tournament).

The ceremony began with welcome remarks from Head of School Jeremy Gregersen, who noted how the alumni being honored each epitomize the School’s mission in distinctive ways, providing us with examples of leadership that can be modeled by our current students, and faculty/staff and families by extension. Steve Abrams ESB ’70 then provided an introduction of DAA Honoree Donald I. Baker ’53, whose professional roles include being a lawyer and serving as former Head of the Antitrust Division of the U.S. Department of Justice, and being a member of the faculty of Cornell University. Dr. David Hovsepian ESB ’73 then provided introductory remarks for DAA honoree Robert Lane ESB ’73. Rob is an architect, community-based designer, planner, researcher and educator, who has co-authored a book on the subject of design of urban manufacturing. (Editor’s note: For additional details about Donald and Robert, please see “Meet our Distinguished Alumni To view a video recording of the complete Award (DAA) Honorees.”) Reunion Awards Ceremony, please visit d-e. After a brief intermission, the ceremony then org/reunion or scan the QR Code.

Meet Our Distinguished Alumni Award (DAA) Honorees During our Reunion 2023 festivities, we honored two alumni with the Distinguished Alumni Award (DAA): Donald I. Baker ESB ’53 and Robert Lane ESB ’73. They were introduced by Steve Abrams ESB ’70 and Dr. David Hovsepian ESB ’73 respectively.

DONALD I. BAKER ESB ’53, FORMER HEAD OF ANTITRUST DIVISION OF US DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE, LAWYER, AUTHOR, AND FORMER PROFESSOR AT CORNELL UNIVERSITY Donald I. Baker has had an extraordinary career in law. Specializing in antitrust, competition policy, and international law issues, Donald Baker is a former Assistant Attorney General for the Antitrust Division of the U.S. Department of Justice and a founding partner of the Washington DC independent law firm, Baker & Miller PLLC. Steve Abrams ESB ’70 noted that President Gerald Ford sought Donald’s advice on legislation. Unbeknownst to Donald, his boss, the Attorney General, at the time had given President Ford the exact opposite advice. However, President Ford took Donald’s advice seriously. President Ford would later enact the Hart-Scott Rodino Act which requires certain businesses planning mergers and acquisitions to notify the antitrust agencies before consummating the transaction. Without a doubt, Donald I. Baker has had a lasting impact on American politics and law.

Alumni from the ESB and Dwight School Class of 1973 — the first alumni to have ‘merged’ classes as Dwight-Englewood School — enjoyed a 50th Reunion Dinner in the Hajjar STEM Center.

A small but mighty group from the Class of 1988 gathered with former Athletic Director C. Christian Schmid (“Schmiddy”) for a 35th Reunion photo.

Doris Tannenbaum is pictured here with Head of School Jeremy Gregersen, readying the “big blue scissors” to officially cut the ribbon to the newly-named Doris Tannenbaum Classroom in the Middle School.


The Class of 1993 gathered for a group photo honoring their 30th Reunion.

Members of the Class of 1983 are pictured here in their official 40th Reunion Group Photo.

Members of the Class of 1998 gathered off-campus for their 25th Reunion.

Additional members of the Class of 1993 are pictured here, celebrating their 30th Reunion.

A happy group from the Class of 2003 and their families gathered for a 20th Reunion photo.

Alumni Relations Director Maria Sanchez Gardner ’78 (center, with sign) is pictured here with her fellow 45th Reunion (Class of 1978) classmates.

Alumni from the Class of 2013 enjoyed catching up with alumna and faculty member Dori Levin ’93 at their 10th Reunion.

An unexpected fire drill and rainy weather during the 50th Reunion Dinner didn’t dampen the spirits of our alumni, who gathered outside for a group photo.


Betsey Carson (center) is shown here with her faculty member and colleague, Liz Traub, and Jeremy Gregersen, Head of School, shortly after being honored by Liz for her decades-long friendship and mentoring.

The Class of 2008 gathered for their 15th Reunion group photo.

New DAA honoree Robert Lane ESB ’73 (center) is pictured here with classmate Dr. David Hovsepian ESB


New AHF inductee Julia Schneider Phipps ’08 (2nd from right) is pictured here with her classmate and friend Samantha Pullman ’08 and D-E Athletic Director JD Sand (far left) and Head of School Jeremy Gregersen (far right.)


Congratulations to the Class of 1973 for their Dr. David Hovsepian ESB ’73 began his 50th Reunion and cheers to our Distinguished introduction for Robert Lane ESB ’73, describing Alumni Award Honorees. themselves as “nerds of a feather,” recalling six years of Latin classes, nicknames from Mr. Malcolm Duffy, and their love of science. A spirited, smiling Class of After graduating from the Englewood School 2013 gathered in NYC for their for Boys, Robert Lane became an architect, 10th Reunion. devoted to building local capacity through community-based design, planning, research, and education. As Senior Fellow for Community Design and Development at Regional Plan Association (RPA), he authored numerous adopted vision plans, zoning ordinances, and design guidelines, and was responsible for the design content of RPA’s 4th Regional Plan. His independent research projects, funded by the National Endowment for the Arts and the New York State Council on the Arts,




Dwight-Englewood School is now seeking nominations for the 2024 Distinguished Alumni Award (DAA) and the Athletic Hall of Fame (AHF) Award! To nominate alumni of Dwight School, Englewood School for Boys, or D-E, for the Distinguished Alumni Award (DAA), and either a team, student-athlete, coach, or a supporter to the Athletic Hall of Fame (AHF), please complete our online form(s) by scanning the QR code. Special consideration will be given by the DAA and AHF selection committees for alumni from N A L CO N T E N TO TIO DI class years ending with 4 and 9. Deadline for 2024 nominations is January 15, 2024.


Beginning his speech, Robert Lane expressed his humility and shyness on receiving the DAA honor. Robert reminisced on his high school career, learning from teachers like Adolf Amend, Malcolm Duffy, and Albert Greco. He recalled the excitement when he and his classmates were able to take classes at the Dwight School for Girls for their senior year, sitting in with Ms. Frimi Sagan. He praised the education he received, noting that by the time he arrived at Cornell, much of the Congratulations to Mr. Donald I. Baker for freshman year curriculum had been covered his award and his lifelong achievements! during his time. Finally, Robert reflected on the passing of time and how “you’re not ROBERT LANE ESB ’73, immediately aware of each five-year increment ARCHITECT, COMMUNITYand how things have changed, but It’s like a BASED DESIGNER, PLANNER, timelapse-photography moment.”

Calling for Nominees: Help Recognize D-Eserving Alumni!


focused on industrial district urban design and development.


Via a prerecorded video, Donald sincerely thanked Dwight-Englewood for the distinguished honor. He also paid special tribute to his 5th and 6th Grade Teacher, Mr. Oliver Drake, for inspiring his love for history. He said, “For Mr. Drake, history wasn’t just a static report of what had actually happened. Rather, history is a dynamic process in which there are a lot of interactions and uncertainty. Nothing is inevitable. And I admire individuals who have had the courage, energy, and foresight to lead. I really wish by magic Mr. Drake could be with us tonight.”

New AHF inductee Emily Linn ’08 is pictured here together with D-E Athletic Director JD Sand (far left), former AD and current Girls’ Varsity Soccer Coach C. Christian Schmid (second from left), and Head of School Jeremy Gregersen (right). A large group from the Class of 2018 gathered off-campus for their 5th Year Reunion.

’73 (left) and Head of School Jeremy Gregersen.



LEGACY FAMILIES We had an outstanding turnout for our Legacy Family Breakfast for the 2023-2024 school year! Held in October, alumni parents and their matriculated children had a moment to connect and mingle in Hajjar Auditorium. Each parent offered a memory from their high school career, naming impactful teachers and moments. Before students had to go off to their first period class, the families in attendance took a lovely group photo. Here’s to continuing the D-E legacy of excellence!

12th Grade, Class of 2024 • Rhys Bowie • Emma Brown • Jackson Jafri • Emet Kroll • Tessa Li • Ava Liu • Dante Ma • Abigail Mitchell • Alice Pichel • Uma Rajan

Michelle Grodberg ’79 Andrew Brown ’92 Rafi Jafri ’94 Niccole Siegel Kroll ’90 Thomas Li ’84 James Liu ’87 Richard Ma ’88 Monica Alvarez Mitchell ’93 Jesse Pichel ’87 Ami Vaidya ’91

11th Grade, Class of 2025 • Soham Bafana • Lily Baumgarten • Lucas Brown • Hannah Caroll • Caroline Choi • Philip Choi • Benjamin Gmyrek • Rebecca Kreynin • Lily Kurtz • Maddy Miglietta • Radha Munver • Wyatt Obergfoll • Jack Park • Alia Saphier • Ayden Shapiro

Kavita Shah Bafana ’96 Dana Drapkin Baumgarten ’94 Christopher Brown ’86 Wendy Kanter Caroll ’93 Philip Choi ’94 Philip Choi ’94 Robyn Squeo Gmyrek ’88 Louise Radin D ’71 John Kurtz ’80 Courtney Myers ’87 & Maurizio Miglietta ’87 Ravi Munver ’88 Cyma Zarghami ’80 Margaret Chu Park ’87 Carl Saphier ’85 Ronald Shapiro ’82; Karen Lane Fierstein ’61 GP

10th Grade, Class of 2026 • Jaden Aroesty • Emma Baumgarten • Hudson Clune • Anna Ibarguen


Lori Scharin Aroesty ‘’88 Dana Drapkin Baumgarten ’94 Karen Pavur Clune ’86 Laura Rigolosi-Ibarguen ’93

• Sarah Jafri • Jared Liu • Gideon Marcus-Trask • Rig Mathur • Nisha Rajan • Noah Saphier • Anya Shah

Rafi Jafri ’94 James Liu ’87 Ethan Trask ’89 Urmi Vaidya-Mathur ’95 Ami Vaidya ’91 Carl Saphier ’85 Salil Shah ’94

9th Grade, Class of 2027

6th Grade, Class of 2030 • Julia Ibarguen • Mason Malhame

Laura Rigolosi-Ibarguen ’93 Michael Malhame ’88

5th Grade, Class of 2031 • Jad Baker • Kaveer Dhillon • Samar Hirawat

Zeyad Baker ’97 Kalpana Bains ’99 Sanjay Hiraway ’96

• David Asulin Samantha Rolat Asulin ’92 • Andrew Carnoy Lisa Landau Carnoy ’85 • Catherine “Catie” Carnoy Lisa Landau Carnoy ’85 • Lilah Carroll Wendy Kanter Caroll ’93 • Julia Levin-Markowitz Dori Levin ’93 • Samantha Malhame Michael Malhame ’88 • Damon Penna Mark Penna ’93 • Jacob Opper David Opper ’92 • Andre Valencia Randi Scheiner Valencia ’87 • Tyler Yecies Wendy Scharin Yecies ’95

4th Grade, Class of 2032

8th Grade, Class of 2028

1st Grade, Class of 2035

• Rajan Dhillon • Levi Gellert • Daniela Hochstadt • Lauryn McBride • Grant Rubach

Kalpana Bains ’99 Thomas Gellert ’90 Eric Hochstadt ’97 Christine Najarian McBride ’92 Jason Rubach ’86

7th Grade, Class of 2029 • Gemma Alvarez • Greyson Alvarez • Dean Baker • Georgia Baumgarten • Julia Di Toro • Gabriel Saphier • Rohan Shah • Aria Shah

Victor Alvarez ’99 Victor Alvarez ’99 Zeyad Baker ’97 Dana Drapkin Baumgarten ’94 Joseph Di Toro ’92 Carl Saphier ’85 Neil Shah ’99 Salil Shah ’94

• Abigail Jafri • Gracyn Steinberg

Rafi Jafri ’94 Lenis Gonzalez ’97

3rd Grade, Class of 2033 • Teddy Singer

Julian Singer ’02

2nd Grade, Class of 2034 • Diego Hochstadt • Luca Steinberg

• Zayn Chitkara • Sophie Singer

Eric Hochstadt ’97 Lenis Gonzalez ’97

Sangeeta Abkari ’96 Julian Singer ’02

Pre-Kindergarten 4, Class of 2037 • Milo Mourkakos • Ishan Schmidt

Eric Mourkakos ’02 Sunita Kurra ’02

Pre-Kindergarten 3, Class of 2038 • Gemma Gasparro • Zachary Goodman • Christos Mourkakos

Louis Gasparro ’07 Danielle Gaier Goodman ’00 Eric Mourkakos ’02

Class Notes

I married Douglas M. Kerr in 1972. We lived


in our renovated brownstone on West 104th

com) is an uplifting story about the enduring


Street in Manhattan until 2003 when we moved

friendship of three young men pursuing a life

to Saratoga Springs, New York and renovated

in the Catholic priesthood while struggling to

another old house. I survived a bout of ovarian

discern their true and lasting callings in life.


cancer in 1989. We have one son, Christopher Kerr, who is 32 years old. I am now retired. I have

Trinity’s Triumph! was conceived by Father

been active in the Saratoga Springs Preservation

Stephen Fichter who co-authored the script with

Foundation’s Historic Plaque Program and

Kathe Carson and Michael Wickham. The film

have researched and written comprehensive

premiered earlier this year at the Ridgewood

histories of over 200 historic houses in Saratoga

International Film Festival. My wife Regina

Springs as part of that Program.”

and I served as Associate Producers of Trinity’s Triumph. You can view the trailer here at www.







f Keats Van Alystyne writes that she is still

streaming on Amazon, Apple, Vudu, Google,

playing tennis even after two knee replacements.

Microsoft, Comcast, Cox, Spectrum, DirecTV,

She is expecting a 5th great grandchild very

Dish, and Fios.

soon. Go Keats!

D-E ’78 DWIGHT ’56

f Kudos to Laurie Woodrow who ran her

f Whitney Peters Keen is still recovering

4th NYC Marathon. She ran in 1991, 1993, 2003,

from a bad fall in April. She had seven weeks in a

Linda Dabagiah Silverstein shared the

and now 2023. Laurie has been able to run in

plastic cast. She is now going to physical therapy

following update: “Here’s a pic of me with my

Marathons on every continent. After the race,

and reports that it will take at least one year to

husband, Charlie, and grandchildren: Aria,

she dined at the famed Red Rooster in Harlem.

recover. Her eyesight is poor. She can still drive

Samantha, and Luke. I’m so fortunate that

She had won a gift certificate at a recent D-E

but she is unable to read. The Alumni office

my two sons along with their families, and I

Bulldog Bash virtual auction. The gift certificate

sends well wishes to Whitney.

all live within a 15 mile radius. It gives us the

was donated by Howard Greenstone ’79 who

opportunity to spend a lot of time with the

has a business interest in the restaurant.


grandkids. Charlie and I both retired in 2020

f Joan Walter sent this update,

- Charlie with 44 years in education. We have a lake house in the Poconos where we spend many

“After graduating from Dwight, I attended

a lazy weekend with our 2 furry kids Jack and

Mount Holyoke College and graduated in 1969

Rudy. Rescue is our favorite breed!

with a Bachelor of Arts degree in art history. met






I then enrolled in Columbia University’s


Graduate School of Architecture and Urban

Woodrow and Anne Soorikian Bonadies for

Planning and received a Masters’ Degree of

Sunday brunch at Randi’s childhood home in

Science in Architecture in 1973. While I was

Englewood. Randi’s mom Nina was as vivacious

Pictured are Laurie and her sister Randi

still enrolled at Columbia University, I became

as ever, and the most charming host and chef.

Woodrow ’76 (and the Marathon trophy!) at

a consultant to New York State and planned

Some things never change! It was a stroll down

the Red Rooster. Laurie’s partner, Bennett

the locations of interstate highways, mainly

memory lane and hard to think that those

Samson, her mother Nina Woodrow, and her

Westway, a highway that was planned for the

memories were from 50 years ago. Mark your

Aunt Barbara joined them for the post-marathon

west side of Manhattan in New York City from

calendars for 2026!


West 42nd Street south to the Brooklyn Battery


Tunnel. Westway was controversial, to say the least, and was never built.

f Christian “Chris” Giancarlo shared the following fantastic announcement,

During the last three years that I worked on Westway, I was enrolled in evening classes

“I am excited to announce that on Friday,



November 17, 2023, the independent film,

where I obtained a Juris Doctorate degree

Trinity’s Triumph!, will be released on Amazon

in 1987. I practiced law for 20 years, mainly

Prime Video and other major streaming

f Carrie Young Smith is a Grandmother! Her

representing architects and engineers in


grandson is named Lincoln Nickolas Smith and



malpractice litigation.



was born on February 9, 2023. The photo was



f Steven Toffler and his wife Loredana

D-E ’95

f taken on October 13, 2023, when Lincoln’s

“Lori” Scharankov’ Toffler ’84 spent some

f Joshua “Josh” Levin moved to the Sydney

father and Carrie’s youngest son, Patrick,

quality vacation time in Dublin this past

area of Australia 5 years ago and lives there now

married his bride Jackie. We missed you Carrie

summer. Recently, we learned that Steven had

with his wife Kristen and children Max (11) and

at our 45th reunion, but you had an excellent

an additional reason to be in Dublin. He was

Eliza (8). Josh is currently a Logistics Specialist

excuse. Congratulations!

filmed as a participant in a new game show, The

for Hemisphere Freight Services. He would love

f The Class of 1978 is sending love and strength

Floor, which is hosted by Rob Lowe and will air

to meet up with any D-E alumni traveling or

to their D-E ’78 classmate Esta Schwartz

on Fox starting January 2, 2024. 81 contestants

living in Australia.

Kilstein who is living in Israel with her family.

compete in trivia duels against one another

Esta, our thoughts are with you and your family,

securing spaces on a floor grid with each victory

stay well and safe.

until 1 contestant claims the entire floor and

D-E ’05

takes home the grand prize of $250,000! Check

D-E ’82

out a new show teaser on YouTube titled, “First

f Several D-E alumni attended a book signing

Look At Rob Lowe’s New Game Show!” and see a

of the newly published The 20 Greatest Moments

shot of Steven at the :58 mark.

in New York Sports History co-authored by Todd

D-E ’83

Ehrlich at Bookends bookstore in Ridgewood in early September. See Bulldog Bookshelf for more information.

f Hugh Baran married Jacob Rozenberg on f Brooke

Pictured with Todd are (left to right) Pat









Brooklyn. Hugh is a lawyer at Kakalec Law, a

performances at Café Carlyle in Manhattan in

workers’ rights law firm based in New York,

September. She also starred in 10 performances

where he represents workers in wage theft,

of Love Letters with John Slattery in late

discrimination, and forced labor cases. Jacob is

September and early October. Some of her

an editorial and celebrity hairstylist represented

former classmates at D-E came to one of the

by the Wall Group whose clients have included

shows at Café Carlyle.

Dove Cameron, Kate Hudson, Michelle Williams,




Arlin Bradley, Lisa Canino D’Alessandro

and Karlie Kloss. The couple resides in Long

’83, Doug Wedeck ’83, D-E Alumni Director

D-E ’91

Island City, NY with their mini goldendoodle

Maria Sanchez Gardner ’78, and Bill

f The Class of 1991 will be celebrating lots of

Enzo. Their wedding was covered in the New

Sherman ’81. Todd and his co-author of the

50th Birthdays this year.

York Times.

book, former long-time Sports Columnist for

D-E ’09

the NY Daily News Gary Myers, and former

f William Greenbaum has been busy getting

Yankee baseball player Jim Leyritz.

involved with electrification and the climate tech community in Colorado where he currently resides. He writes, “It’s a very exciting time to be thinking about careers in climate, and I hope that is propagating down to the high school students. They will be part of a huge transition.” William founded the Environmental and Sustainability Grant in 2019 and continues to fund the grant at D-E for current students to explore and create solutions for a greener environment. Here are Wendy Golden, Erica Gould, and Ami Vaidya reunited in Englewood for a 50th celebration!


D-E ’08 & 10

f It was a mini-reunion for the Class of 2017! Mariam Abdelhaq came to campus to speak

f Current D-E Mathematics and Computer

with the members of the DEFAC (D-E Fights

f George Perez shared this exciting news,

Against Cancer) Club on her ongoing fight

“At the start of the school year, I had the

against cancer. It was a moving discussion,

opportunity to be named a Brand Ambassador

and alumni classmates, Joel Lee and Isabel

for the Big Ten Network at Penn State’s Main

Algrant who both are on the staff at D-E,

Campus. The primary goal of the program is to

attended the talk. Here’s to old classmates

implement marketing strategies to enhance fan

coming together!

engagement with the Big Ten Network across various activation sites, involving several

Science teacher and long-time Boys Varsity Tennis Coach Joseph Iwanski played tennis

D-E ’20

of Penn State’s 31 varsity sports teams. The

in September with two of his former tennis

f From a post on the Yale Daily News website

Network hosts its own weekly pregame live

team players Daniel Shutov ’10 and Jason

posted on Oct. 3: Audrey Leak became the first

show that travels, and being part of the show at

Stone ’08.

Yale Volleyball player to win the AVCA National

State College was an unforgettable experience.

Player of the Week based on her performance

As a lifelong sports fan, I’ve created countless

during the last weekend of September. Go,

memories at different sporting events. Now,

Audrey! Go Bulldogs!

having the chance to help others create such

D-E ’17 f From Adrian “Ace” Evans’ LinkedIn profile,






memories at athletic events is something I’ve


D-E ’22

professional accomplishments. “I am thrilled

grown to love during my time with the Big Ten

to announce that I am embarking on the next

Network. Moving forward, I aspire to secure

chapter in my journey, starting a new role as a

diverse marketing positions in the sports

Senior Admissions Officer for Undergraduate

industry, enabling me to continue contributing


to the process of creating lifelong memories





centered around sports.”

pivot back into the college access/completion pipeline aligns with my passion for guiding young





moments in their lives. I look forward to working closely with inspired and inspiring students from around the world and assisting

f Caroline Yaffa continues her journey as a

them in their pursuit of higher education.

budding sportscaster as she enters her senior year at UNC-Chapel Hill. This past summer,

With that being said, I have nothing but

she interned at FOX 5 DC. As a student at UNC,

gratitude for my time spent at The Metropolitan

she was an analyst for both Women’s Lacrosse

Museum of Art. Working in museum education

and Field Hockey teams while continuing as an

f Angelica “Angie” Victor is a writing intern

has been transformational. Personally and

anchor for UNC’s Sports Broadcast Network:

for Rocket Companies’ Publishing house. She

professionally I have grown immeasurably ....

Sports Xtra.

attends Hampton University and studies English

Thank you to all of my mentors, colleagues, and

with a concentration in creative writing. So far,

friends who continue to support me along this

Recently she was appointed the UNC-Chapel

Angie has published 2 articles as an intern and

journey. I look forward to making y’all proud.”

Hill Women’s Basketball Emcee. She will be on

she was asked to go to Michigan to meet staff.

Kudos Ace!

the court during every home game announcing

She has been selected by Rocket Companies

interactive activities with sponsors as well as

for a summer internship fully paid in person

getting every fan excited to cheer on the Tar

in Detroit for 2024. To read one of her articles,


head to www.rocketmoney.com.


And the Winners are…






Program of the College Board: “Congratulations on a perfect AP Score. I am writing to share some exciting news about one of your students. Jung Han “Sally” Kim’s performance on the AP 2-D Art and Design

Cheers to the following alumni classes, which earned the distinction of having the highest participation rates in the Annual Fund and the Reunion event!

Exam in May 2023 was so superior that it falls into a rather select category. As you know, Advanced Placement® Exams are scored on a scale of 1 to 5. Jung Han not only received the top score of 5, but was also one of only 337 students in the world to earn every point possible on the AP 2-D Art and Design Exam, receiving the maximum score on each portion of the exam. This outstanding accomplishment is likely a direct reflection of the top-quality education being offered at Dwight Englewood School. We applaud Jung Han’s hard work and the AP teacher responsible for engaging students and

Thank you for your support of our community!

Highest Annual Fund Class Participation Award • Dwight ’41 • ESB ’40 • D-E ’78

Young Alumni Annual Fund Award • D-E ’22

Highest Amount Raised by a Class Award

enabling them to excel in college-level courses.”

• D-E ’85

f Darby Lee-Stack stars in the newly released

Best Reunion 2023 Attendance Award

movie, The Holdovers, along with Paul Giamatti, Da’Vine Joy Randolph, and Dominic Sessa. The movie is being shown in theaters now and as of the publication release date, it has a Rotten

• Reunion 2022: D-E ’96 28% • Reunion 2023 : TIE between ESB and Dwight Classes of ’73 and D-E ’93 30%

Tomatoes score of 96%. Congratulations Darby!

team throughout the year to promote class engagement and financial support for the School. Class Captains and Representatives (Reps) work with each other to plan milestone Reunion celebrations, share news and updates about classmates and the School, and inspire gifts to the Annual Fund.



February 1, 2024 • Deadline for submission of Class Notes to our next magazine! • Email alumninews@d-e.org

April 27, 2024 • Bulldog Bash • A Special Fundraiser Event to Benefit Financial Aid, on D-E’s Leggett Field! • Featuring The RUBIX KUBE Band!

May 23, 2024 • Young Alumni BBQ for classes of 2021, 2022, 2023 on Leggett Field • Senior Class Panel with Young Alumni • Speed Networking with Alumni

CALLING FOR ALUMNI NEWS! We want to hear from you! We are already gathering stories and photos for the next issue of D-E Alumni Class Notes. If you would like to submit your news and possibly a digital photo for the Class Notes section, we ask that you e-mail alumninews@d-e. org no later than February 1, 2024. Take a moment and tell us what’s new with you… education, career, travel, marriage, family, D-E friends etc.

* Note: All dates and events are subject to change. Scan the QR code or visit d-e.org/ alumni for the most current details! *






Learn more at: https://www.d-e.org/alumni/

• Annual Alumni-Faculty & Staff Party • Brownstown Pancake Factory, Englewood Cliffs, NJ


share the responsibilities!

January 25, 2024 5:30 - 7:30 PM


class to become a Class Captain or Rep and

• Blue & Gold Community Challenge • 25 Days... 400 Donors... Unlock $50,000 for D-E! • See Inside Front Cover for details!


We are looking for multiple members of each

November 28 - Dec 22, 2023

• Reunion Weekend for all alumni and faculty • With special milestone celebrations for class years ending with 4 and 9.

f Become a part of the class leadership team Relations Committee and Alumni Relations

Save the Dates!

October 18 - October 20, 2024

GET INVOLVED! CLASS CAPTAINS AND REPS NEEDED! that works in partnership with the Alumni

Schedule of Upcoming D-E Alumni and Community Events



Congratulations to our 2022-2023 Alumni Class Award Winners!


f We received the following note from Trevor


D-E ’23

Are you interested in mentoring recent graduates from D-E? Are you looking to develop yourself professionally and expand your network? Apply as a Mentor/Mentee for the D-E Horizons: Mentor Program! The Mentor Program is a unique opportunity for college-age alumni to explore their academic and career interests through a conversation with an alumna or alumnus of the school. Mentors are matched with mentees based on their interests and career goals and provide them with practical advice, knowledge, networking, and encouragement. Professionals from all disciplines, training, and career stages are welcome! Scan QR codes to apply or visit d-e.org/alumni-horizons for more details.



Applications are due by Dec 31, 2023 for the 2023-24 academic year. Any Questions/Feedback? Email D-EHorizons@d-e.org


Cynthia Davis Haeberle 1/15/21 DWIGHT 1943

Eleanor Benner Lindin 8/4/21 Former Dwight School teacher; sister of the late Barbara Benner Watt D ’39; niece of the late Janet Benner Bridgman D’ 16; cousin of Page Bridgman Kidder D ’42. She was predeceased by cousins Roxana Park Carnes D ’38, Ruth Earle Brittan D ’34, Charlotte Benner D ’51, and Andy Pitman ESB ’46.



Beverly Boynton Kinsey

Denise O’Brien Garbarino


8/15/23 Sister of the late Edna O’Brien Bonsal D ’61


Zoan Fox Hessmer 3/29/20 Sister of the late Judith Fox Germain D ’46 ESB 1951

Robert “Kenly” Webster

Family and Friends Sanford Kluger 7/1/23 Father of Mark Kluger ’80 and Jeff Kluger ’77

Levon G. Nazarian 5/26/23 Son of the late Mary Rathbone Webster D ’23; nephew 3/2023 of the late Elizabeth Rathbone Stenhouse ’23 Father of Alexia Nazarian ’05 and Arthur Nazarian ’09; cousin of Seta Nazarian ’75 ESB 1958 Salvatore Moretti Jr. 1/11/23 31

Bulldog Bookshelf If you are a D-E alumna, alumnus, student, parent, or current or former member of the faculty or staff, we welcome your submissions to Bulldog Bookshelf. Please forward press releases, electronic files or cover art, and related materials about your book, music release, or film to: alumninews@d-e.org. Bulldog Bookshelf descriptions are adapted from promotional materials and do not reflect the views or opinions of the School or its staff. JANE MERRILL D’64

Mitchell Greene ’85



The History Press August 2023

New Degree Press

Harvard was founded in 1636 as the first university in colonial America in the Massachusetts Bay Colony, which was established in 1630. The history is indeed long, and Jane Merrill presents a wealth of stories behind the city’s notable landmarks and some significant but little-known facts in and around town. Among the topics explored are the origins of Hasty Pudding shows, which began with mock trials spoofing happenings in Cambridge and among the Harvard faculty, and the fact that letters home from Robert Kennedy were found stashed on a high shelf in his former college room over 30 years after he graduated. A review of the book in Harvard’s Crimson newspaper, notes that the Merrill “leaves no stone unturned when chronicling Cambridge, Massachusetts, and Harvard University’s growth throughout the ages.” Anton Lee ’22

GET A GUITAR SM Entertainment Genie Brands September 2023

“Get a Guitar” is the debut single of RIIZE, a sevenmember South Korean boy group that includes Anton Lee, who was a student at D-E until 2020, when he left to pursue his musical career. The k-pop group’s name is created by combining the word “rise,” taken to mean growth, with the word “realize,” symbolizing how a team grows together and realizes their dream. At the time of publication, the group had more than 30,000,000 views of their debut video on the YouTube platform. On December 2, the group was co-winner of the New Artist of the Year award at Korea’s 2023 Melon Music Awards.


March 2023

Courage over Confidence offers a new approach to conquering the mental game of sports. Written for competitive young athletes as well as professionals and Olympians, it is also a game changer for coaches and parents looking for ways to further help their aspiring athletes.

In this book, renowned clinical and sport psychologist Dr. Mitchell Greene explodes Todd Ehrlich’82 And Gary Myers one of the field’s most common and malicious THE 20 GREATEST MOMENTS myths—that confidence is a prerequisite for IN NEW YORK SPORTS athletic success. The evidence shows that most HISTORY: OUR GENERATION athletes find it nearly impossible to sustain OF MEMORIES, FROM 1960 TO TODAY positive thinking when their minds are riddled Sports Publishing with mind chatter—that unwelcome, doom and gloom self-conversation that crops up September 2023 in high-stakes competitions. Chatter-filled Aaron Judge breaking Roger athletes will excel in practice but struggle Maris’s American League and to perform on game day and they will fear Yankees homerun record. Joe the stakes of losing despite having trained Namath’s “guaranteed” Jets win to compete at their best. in Superbowl III. The “Miracle Mets” of 1969. With a foreword The clear instructions in Courage over by David Tyree of Super Bowl XLII fame, Confidence provide guidance for managing this book celebrates these and other iconic mind chatter and a method for “joining forces” moments, along with compelling behind-the- with that negative voice rather than battling scenes stories as told to author Todd Ehrlich. it. With courage over confidence, good players To properly research and tell these tales of can learn to become great competitors. triumph, Ehrlich—an Emmy Award-winning veteran sports producer—conducted more than 100 interviews with such greats as Joe Namath, Phil Simms, Eli Manning, Mark Messier, Bobby Nystrom, Clyde Frazier, and Mookie Wilson.


Calling All Alumni of Dwight School, Englewood School for Boys and D-E! Mark Your Calendar for Reunion Weekend 2024 For all alumni with major milestone celebrations for class years ending with 4 and 9 OCTOBER 18-20, 2024


Dwight-Englewood School 315 East Palisade Avenue Englewood, NJ 07631

Our youngest students are shown here appreciating the Swartley Gallery's October Art Exhibit featuring the artwork of.... Lower School students! "A Study of Lascaux and Paleolithic Mark-Making", featuring artwork by students in Kindergarten through 5th Grade, took a cue from the ancient paintings found in the Lascaux Caves in France. See inside for a conversation with Marisol Diaz, D-E's Art & Design Department Chair, and learn how this department aims to inspire creativity and self-expression.

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