ACCOLADE S T. G E O R G E â€™ S E P I S CO PA L S C H O O L | 2 0 1 5 - 2 0 1 6
Growing Together Expanding our Campus - Extending our Reach
BOARD OF TRUSTEES 2015-2016 Dr. Carlos Rodriguez-Fierro, Chairman Mrs. Jennifer Guillen, Vice-Chairman Mrs. Heidi Gould, Secretary Mrs. Carrie Wachtel, Treasurer Dr. Jennifer Avegno Mr. Alex Breckinridge Mr. James Dugan Mr. Miguel Elias Mrs. Lee Anne Garner Mr. Kyle Graffagnini Mr. Steven Hemperley Mrs. Norma Kimble Mrs. Laurie Leaman Mr. Bruce Lelong Mr. Aaron Middleberg Mr. Leon Nowalsky Mr. Eric Revels Mr. Greg Schafer Mrs. Cathy Schieffelin CDR Damon Singleton Mr. Robert Suggs
EX-OFFICIO Dr. Robert Eichberger The Reverend Richard B. Easterling
PARENTS GROUP OFFICERS Mrs. Laurie Leaman, President Mrs. Cathy Schieffelin, Vice-President Mrs. Liz Schafer, Secretary Mrs. Emily Dodart, Treasurer
ADMINISTRATION Dr. Robert Eichberger, Headmaster Mrs. Romaine McCarthy, Director of Middle School Mrs. Jennifer Griffith, Director of Lower School Mrs. Hayley Harang , Director of Early Childhood Mrs. Sherri Weiser, Director of Resource Services Ms. Lori Donaldson Dowden, Director of Finance Mrs. Bettye Bagot, Financial Consultant Mrs. Elaine Eichberger, Director of Admissions Mrs. Wendy Granier, Director of Advancement Miss Kacie Fuselier, Director of Communications Mr. Wes Ganucheau, Director of Technology
On These Steps In 1943, long before St. George’s Episcopal School
was founded, Porteous Hall was home to Joseph Kohn School of Commerce, a business and secretarial high school for young ladies. Throughout its history, the building’s front portico has served as a popular gathering spot and an attractive backdrop for group photos. Pictured here are staff members of the Kohn student newspaper, The Broadcaster. The late Mercedes Landwehr, seated on the lower step, far left, is a cousin of St. George’s Third Grade Teacher Sutton Ruiz and her daughter, Gloria, third generation. Mercedes and her sister Doris were both Kohn students. Mrs. Ruiz said that Ms. Landwehr, a graduate of 1943, was known as an active member of the student body and served many clubs and committees. She was also a volunteer of the American Red Cross and was recognized with a lifetime achievement award. Kohn School occupied the properties at 923 Napoleon and the adjacent wooden building between 1925 and the mid 1950s. The property was built in 1875 as McDonough No. 6, designed by renowned architect William Freret. Damaged by Hurricane Camille in 1969, the property was abandoned by the Orleans Parish School System. In 1977, it was acquired by St. George’s, renovated and restored, and was designated a landmark of the National Register of Historic Places.
ST. GEORGE’S EPISCOPAL SCHOOL is a private, co-ed, independent school for students from preschool through eighth grade. Established in 1969, St. George’s is distinguished by its qualified faculty, low student-to-teacher ratio and concept of “individualized education,” which builds upon the distinct talents and learning styles of each individual student. OUR MISSION: We excel in educating children. At St. George’s, each child grows academically, creatively, emotionally, and spiritually, while developing a sense of self-worth and moral responsibility. We recognize that no two children are alike; each one possesses a fascinating combination of gifts and challenges. We serve a blend of learning profiles in a family-like atmosphere of care and concern with a highly trained and dedicated faculty. Together, we embody perseverance, integrity, compassion and respect—values that foster lifelong learning and success. INDEPENDENT SCHOOLS are distinct from other schools in that they are primarily supported by tuitions, charitable contributions and endowment income rather than by tax or church funds. National Association of Independent Schools membership requires that a school be governed by a board of trustees, practice nondiscriminatory policies, be accredited by a state or regional association and hold nonprofit status.
Copyright © 2015 St. George’s Episcopal School 923 Napoleon Avenue New Orleans, Louisiana 70115 Phone: (504) 891-5509 Fax: (504) 895-1225 www.stgeorgesepiscopal.com facebook.com/stgeorgesepiscopal
ACCOLADE: In the Middle Ages, the Knighting Ceremony acknowledged personal achievement and service. A tap with a sword signified formal recognition of a job well done. This tap was called the accolade. Accolade is published by St. George’s Episcopal School and is mailed to parents, grandparents, alumni families, faculty, friends and educational institutions. ABOUT OUR COVER: Construction is underway for expansion of the Michael R. Boh Early Childhood Center. Eighth graders Ben Walker and Katie Williams pose with their kindergarten buddies, Jacob Lowe and Lucy Harang. EDITOR: Christine Perrin CREDITS: Wendy Granier and Kacie Fuselier, contributing writers; design by John Barousse Design; photography by Caroline Avegno, Kacie Fuselier, Jeff Johnston, Katie Morton, Mike Palumbo and Elise Smith. THANK YOU: Elaine Eichberger, Margie Fell, Tanya Musa, Connie Philburn and the parents, faculty and alumni who submitted photos and information.
FEATURES Lower School News
A Legacy of Love
16 Growing Together â€“ Capital Campaign
IN THIS ISSUE 2 From the Headmaster 3 From the Chairman 10 Alumni News 22 Sports 24 Student Art Gallery 26 Noted & Quoted 31 Annual Report
Preschool Uses Project-Based Approach
20 Resource Services Update
29 In the Know
FROM THE HEADMASTER
Growing Together Dr. Robert Eichberger, Headmaster
he theme of this issue of Accolade, “Growing Together,” is reflective of so much more than the spatial growth of our school’s campus. In preparing to write this article, I began to think about all of the growth that I have seen during my time at St. George’s. Each year, I am blessed to see our students thrive and blossom as they grow intellectually, physically and spiritually. I have also seen our school community grow to include 385 students and a campus that now includes nine historic buildings, all painstakingly restored. The school I see today is different in so many ways from the school I met 32 years ago, but one constant remains - St. George’s continues to face a future of great promise and growth. Over the years, it has been an amazing journey to watch our small school community grow. I have had the unique opportunity to experience St. George’s as a leader, teacher, parent and grandparent. I have worked with committed leaders, administrators and parents who have helped to develop our path and guide our progress along the way. Acquiring new buildings to accommodate our growing student body has been a large part of the joy. However, the real pleasure over the years has been seeing St. George’s earn recognition and prestige throughout our community. We truly excel in educating children. This is our mission, and we strive to live it each and every day.
What makes St. George’s so special is the way in which it succeeds in educating the individual child. Each child is guided along a course that builds confidence and a sense of purpose. Our highly trained and dedicated faculty is the cornerstone to our success. They continually seek professional growth through a myriad of opportunities locally, nationally and internationally. They not only present students with an academically rigorous curriculum, but also teach them to be good citizens in our community. Our chairman of the board, Dr. Carlos Rodriguez-Fierro, describes St. George’s as “a school that teaches children to be both humble and strong.” Students are taught to demonstrate core character values and are provided with a strong moral compass to help them navigate the journey of life. I am excited that construction is already underway to provide St. George’s the opportunity to grow once again. The expansion of the Michael R. Boh Early Childhood Center will allow St. George’s to open our doors to even more students in our Early Childhood Program. Along with this growth is the promise that St. George’s will continue to focus on the individual child - allowing each student an opportunity to grow, prosper and play in a family environment. As I look to the future, I know that St. George’s has a strong community that will continue to grow together as a united family. Thank you for continuing to grow with us.
Rob Eichberger, Ed.D. Headmaster
FROM THE CHAIRMAN
Clear Vision, Bright Future Carlos Rodriguez-Fierro, Chairman of the Board, with his son Christian, ’19
ew Orleans recently commemorated the 10-year anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, a category three storm that exposed the frailties and deficiencies of a neglected city. This natural disaster set in motion a renaissance, which brought a national spotlight on New Orleans, capturing what a city is capable of achieving through coordinated hard work. The progress of our city is visible: a better public school system, new construction on the rise, property values increasing and many new families moving to our city. Due to the commitment and diligence set in motion by the administration and the Board of Trustees, St. George’s maintained its strong foundation. This has resulted in the ability to provide our children with safe and nurturing surroundings, where they can receive the highest quality education possible. I am humbled and honored to be part of this outstanding institution, recognized after Katrina, both locally and nationally, for reopening our school in a swift and diligent manner. Following Hurricane Katrina, many families found themselves displaced to other cities for months, even years, with some families never able to return. We were blessed with the amazing outpouring of support as these cities and towns opened their doors and their hearts to our children. I fondly remember my children attending a new school in Baton Rouge for a couple of months, where they were immediately accepted and treated as family. We will forever remember the generosity that was extended to us during that difficult time. Returning to New Orleans was filled with as much anxiety as leaving it on that fateful day, not knowing whether our houses were affected, our schools closed, or even worse,
our friends and family gone. St. George’s was one of the few schools to open their doors in October 2005. St. George’s not only resumed classes with only 50 percent of its established students, but also accepted over 70 displaced students. St. George’s became a haven for the most vulnerable and those in greatest need. The financial challenges that resulted after the storm were unprecedented as many schools closed, some to never re-open. Post Katrina, St. George’s was forced to rewrite its budget with an estimated loss of $1,000,000. The administration and the Board of Trustees worked arduously to offset these losses. A five-year strategic plan was set in motion, providing us the direction and the framework for our policies, and helping us to rebuild our school to accommodate our growing community. Since Katrina, St. George’s has expanded the Early Childhood Center and has since broken ground for a new preschool building. Now more than ever before, we must work together to continue our vision and ensure a bright and secure future for St. George’s. Our goal is to have all parents as active participants, supporting our fundraising initiatives, including the annual giving and capital campaigns. Committing to be a vital part of our future growth contributes greatly to the wellbeing of our children here at St. George’s. The future growth of St. George’s is forever intertwined with the growth of our beautiful and culturally-rich city. Let’s keep our vision clear and our foundation strong as we step into the future, a future filled with promise and growth.
Dr. Carlos Rodriguez-Fierro Chairman, Board of Trustees
Dr. Emma Whitman with Ann Schonberg, left, and Graham Teall
Lower School News:
Changes in Leadership Dr. Emma Whitman
“St. George’s feels like home to me.
The mission, the people, the place, everything about it is so wonderful,” says Dr. Emma Whitman. “I love the way St. George’s focuses on the whole child, working with families, and creating a powerful educational experience for each child.” In 2011, Dr. Whitman was named Director of Early Childhood following a national search. She held that position for three years, moving to New York in 2014 to join her husband following a career change. Dr. Whitman is happy to be returning to St. George’s next school year to serve as lower school director. She will assume the duties of her “dear friend and colleague,” Jennifer Griffith, who is relocating to Austin after 17 years at St. George’s. While she was away, Dr. Whitman was head of a Presbyterian school serving 300 students in Rye, N.Y. She also completed a doctorate degree from Erikson Institute in child development with an emphasis on early childhood education. She also holds double majors in psychology and history from Wellesley College, and a master’s degree in general childhood education (K-6th) from Bank Street College of Education.
There are many qualities that drew Dr. Whitman back to St. George’s, and she can handily cite a long list of merits. “I have had the opportunity to visit and observe many schools and St. George’s is highly unique in its mission, its philosophical approach to understanding children, its collaborative approach to working with families, and its innovative approach to instructional practices. That is what I want to be part of, and I’m so pleased to be returning.” Dr. Whitman has vast experience in early childhood education, as well as various areas of elementary education. “I actually started my career teaching second grade. My master’s degree from Bank Street College of Education is in general childhood education, which is through sixth grade. So many of the things I enjoyed about working with preschoolers are also true in lower school.” Dr. Whitman is also excited about the opportunity to reconnect with her St. George’s family, although she regrets that the opportunity to work with Mrs. Griffith every day won’t be continued. “I have a very close relationship with Jennifer as both a colleague and friend. We worked collaboratively many times when I was at St. George’s and I look forward to learning from her over the next several months
before I start the position. We have always been a great team, and I know we will continue to be, even after she is gone.” For Mrs. Griffith, leaving St. George’s is bittersweet. Her husband Scott accepted a position with the Supreme Court of Texas and she will join him in Austin at the end of the current school year. “Though I leave St. George’s with a heavy heart, I am looking forward to exploring Austin and I hope to find a community as warm and enriching as St. George’s.” Mrs. Griffith recalls working in the public school system and being “lured” to St. George’s by a friend, Anne Markland, who loved teaching at St. George’s. “This has been my home for over 16 years. Both of my sons attended pre-k through 8th grade here, so St. George’s became a part of our extended family. The teachers have been like second mothers to my children. It was a joy to be able to come here daily with my boys. We felt such a wonderful sense of community here and appreciate being so intimately involved with the school and the teachers.” She fondly remembers her initial feelings when she started as a middle school language arts teacher, feeling that she had found “the perfect place” to teach. “I had so many opportunities to grow, learn, collaborate and perfect the art of teaching.” In the fall of 2002, Mrs. Griffith assumed the position of chair of the Language Arts Department, and in 2006 she was promoted again, to director of lower school. “My only regret is that I don’t get to continue working with my dear colleague and friend, Emma Whitman. I wish her all the best as she embarks on this new part of her journey. I know we will be communicating regularly to make sure her transition goes smoothly. I look forward to coming back for a visit.”
Mrs. Griffith thanks Dr. Rob Eichberger for serving as a trusted mentor. “His guidance, support and inspiration have helped me to grow and learn as an instructional leader at St. George’s.” She also recognizes the lower school faculty for their support. “I commend their passion, creativity and persistence in doing what is right and best for each child. I have appreciated Jennifer Griffith the unique environment that allows teachers to work in teams to provide the best educational program for each child. My experience and training at St. George’s has been invaluable, and my time here has given immense pleasure to me and my family.” Dr. Eichberger says he is both pleased to welcome back a dear friend and saddened to say goodbye to another. “Both Jennifer and Emma will always be valued members of the St. George’s family. We recognize the many contributions Jennifer has made to St. George’s and are truly grateful for her dedication, support and leadership. She leaves us with the foundation of a strong and vibrant lower school program. While we will miss her terribly and will feel her absence, we are comforted in knowing that we can expect a smooth transition in leadership. We welcome Emma back to St. George’s. We know that her unique talents and passion for working with children give us the promise of continued success.”
Josh Singleton and Jennifer Griffith
Lizzie Yaggy is reminded of the “little things” about her dad, Marine Major David Yaggy, like the times they’d play with their dog Allie.
Erin, Lizzie and David Yaggy
Lizzie visits her father’s grave in Arlington National Cemetery every year.
When Lizzie was only 18 months old, Major Yaggy died in service while training a young pilot. Too young to fully understand her loss, Lizzie was old enough to know that her dad was special. “There’s not much I remember, but I know that my dad was a man of righteousness.” Now a third grader at St. George’s, Lizzie clings to memories of her dad and cherishes a photographic story book that her mother Erin made for her. The book’s photos and captions remind Lizzie just how special her father was and how much he loved his family. It shows several photos of David, Erin and Lizzie, all smiles and laughter. It shows a note he scribbled on Lizzie’s Etch a Sketch before departing that reads, “I love Elizabeth.” It shows a decorated Marine, a pilot of the UH1N “Huey” helicopter, recognized for his combat service in Afghanistan and Iraq. “My dad died for me and his country,” explains Lizzie. “He did his part in this world, and he couldn’t have done a better job.” In 2008, on a routine training mission, Major Yaggy’s plane collided with the Chandler Mountains in rural Alabama. “It was because of his achievements as a helicopter pilot that the Marines chose him to be a flight instructor of the T-34,” explains Erin. “The assignment was sort of a reward for David, to be able to fly the initial flight trainer used by the Navy, Marines and Air Force.” Lizzie and Erin visit his grave in Arlington National Cemetery at least once a year, and they travel to Washington, D.C., every Memorial Day to honor his memory. Together, they are active volunteers for TAPS (Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors), which provides care and support to the families of fallen soldiers. Becoming involved with TAPS was a decision Erin made to help Lizzie deal with her struggles. “When we lived in Baltimore, a little boy in Lizzie’s class boasted that his father was taking him to an Orioles game,” says Erin. “Lizzie said, ‘Oh yeah, mine is too.’ Then she got in the car and asked me how we could get her daddy back.” Erin knew that she needed something special for Lizzie and decided it was time to call TAPS to register for its Memorial Day event at Arlington Cemetery. “I found that TAPS was a great organization of families who had lost loved ones. They continue to work through their grief, trying to turn it into something positive. I learned to open myself up to TAPS and what it had to offer both me and Lizzie. We made some amazing memories that day.” The first time Lizzie attended the TAPS Good Grief Camp, she had an opportunity to meet General Martin Dempsey, former U.S. Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. He became instantly enamored with Lizzie, and the two have remained friends since. “We clicked and became friends. He is so nice and full of graciousness, and he always tries to give more to the world,” says Lizzie.
General Dempsey remembers that first meeting, also the first time he addressed TAPS. He recalls feeling “overwhelmed and not knowing what to expect.” Lizzie, then 4 years old, was one of several children gathered around to ask questions. “Is my daddy an angel?” she asked. Following his initial response, an emotional General Dempsey began singing to the children. He recalls, “I broke into song. I have no idea why, except that it was somewhat a survival thing for me, really. I just couldn’t deal with the emotion.” A tradition was born, and since then, General Dempsey has often used song as a means of communication when speaking to children at TAPS events. “Meeting Lizzie that day had an impact on him,” explains Erin. “He asked the TAPS founder, Bonnie Carroll, to find Lizzie so he could introduce her to his wife Deannie.” Over the years, Lizzie has become a regular when General Dempsey is introduced, especially for TAPS events. Addressing an audience at the 2015 TAPS Military Survivor Seminar and Good Grief Camp for Young Survivors, Lizzie introduced General Dempsey as “someone we love a lot, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and a very important soldier. General Dempsey always has time for us. He remembers our families. He hugs us and sings with us. Please welcome my friend, General Dempsey.” Most
Lizzie is invited regularly to introduce General Martin Dempsey, who recently retired as U.S. Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.
“When Lizzie met the President ... He broke from protocol to meet General Dempsey’s mom and Lizzie ... I hope one day Lizzie will have some idea how amazing this all is.” recently, and amid national media coverage, Lizzie introduced General Dempsey at his official retirement ceremony held in September. Lizzie has also had the opportunity to meet President Obama and Dr. Jill Biden. Erin says she and Lizzie are grateful to TAPS for the many opportunities they give to families, such as invitations to the White House Easter Egg Roll and the Children’s Inaugural Concert. “When Lizzie met the President, it wasn’t just a posed picture. He broke from protocol to meet General Dempsey’s mom and Lizzie. It is still unbelievable to me. I hope one day Lizzie will have some idea how amazing this all is. Now, she just thinks they’re nice guys.” Lizzie says she likes working with TAPS and looks forward to becoming a mentor when she is 18. “It makes me feel like I can connect with my dad. It has helped me to do great things and has given me hope. I have a big heart, and I want to show it.” TAPS offers support services and workshops for adults and various programs for children, such as camps that allow young survivors to bond with one another. At a TAPS event, Lizzie explained, “I feel so happy at TAPS. People know how I feel, and we learn ways to deal with our grief. It’s not always easy, but we are stronger because of our TAPS family.” Since 1994, TAPS has supported more than 50,000 family members of U.S. fallen military. The organization’s resources, including a 24-hour helpline, are offered at no cost. More information is available at taps.org or 1-800-959-TAPS (8277).
Lizzie has met President Obama, Dr. Jill Biden and various other dignitaries.
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n the summer of 2013, St. George’s bid farewell to one of its oldest and dearest friends when longtime neighbor Ms. Joyce Greiner moved away. This summer, St. George’s said goodbye to the dwelling she called home, the iconic shotgun double on General Pershing Street. Before relocating to a rented home just a few blocks down the street, Ms. Greiner fulfilled her promise to sell her home to St. George’s, aware that its location would give St. George’s space for much-needed expansion. Ms. Greiner’s home was strategically situated between the Michael R. Boh Early Childhood Center fronting Camp St. and the two story preschool building. Acquiring the property enables St. George’s to incorporate new construction that will seamlessly connect existing buildings of the Early Childhood Center. Construction is now underway and is scheduled for completion by the start of the 2016-2017 school year. The expansion will add three classrooms, an art studio and a multi-purpose room. The new construction will serve approximately 45 more preschool students. (Please see related article on page 16.) In keeping with St. George’s practice of historic preservation, the school’s goal was to find a partner committed to saving the home so that it could be relocated and repurposed. Amid months of research and planning -- including discussions with the neighborhood association, the Preservation Resource Center, the City Council and District B Councilmember LaToya Cantrell -- a partnership was formed with Youth Rebuilding New Orleans (YRNO). Fueled by volunteer support, YRNO engages local youth in the betterment of the New Orleans community.
YRNO projects reduce blight by rebuilding distressed and foreclosed homes, which are then sold to teachers at below market prices. In addition to helping stabilize neighborhoods, projects provide affordable housing to qualified teachers and positively impact the local education system. “Typically we do not move houses but YRNO believes in preserving history, and is willing to do what it takes to protect a piece of it,” said William Stoudt, executive director of YRNO. “We thought the route and construction would make moving the house impossible, but St. George’s went above and beyond to help ensure its safe travels.” YRNO selected a vacant lot in Mid-City on the corner of St. Ann and North White. Before starting the six-mile trek across town, Davie Shoring and YRNO began the necessary prep work. The home was gutted and dismantled, including splitting the house into two sections and removing the roof, chimney and porch. Shoring was next, followed by lifting and loading each half onto a big rig for two separate trips. The first section spent two days on the road, unexpectedly sidelined by obstacles blocking the way. “The property is now home in Bayou St. John and is beginning the long journey of being put back together. This phase of the moving process, the reconstruction, actually takes much longer than the first part. We’ll pour a new foundation, fuse the two pieces back into one, add a new roof, and rehabilitate the interior and exterior of the house. It’s a great house with a great history,” adds Stoudt. “So many children were raised there. This partnership has enabled us to save a house that might have been lost but is now repurposed to serve more children.”
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William Schroeder ’91 recently married Teri Geffner. The two reside in Austin, Texas, where they are co-directors of a boutique counseling practice called Just Mind. They work with children, teens and adults to help overcome challenges in relationships, personal growth and life. Johmyrin Johnson ’97 recently graduated from Xavier University of Louisiana College of Pharmacy with a Doctor of Pharmacy degree. Johmyrin paid St. George’s high praise in helping him to fulfill his goal. “This wasn’t an easy task. Nevertheless, there were lessons of steadfastness, endurance and spiritual wherewithal that I gained at St. George’s that were crucial in my push to not only complete this program, but also to leave behind a positive footprint that would honor the shoulders of all those individuals, organizations and entities upon which I stand. This degree represents so much more than a post-secondary credential. As the very first male in my family to receive a doctorate degree, I am reflective of every skill, tool and resource that aided me on my journey. St. George’s has contributed to that greatly.” Johmyrin and his wife also welcomed their first child in 2015. Stirling Barrett ’03 In addition to his work as a prominent New Orleans artist, Stirling founded KREWE du optic in 2013, one of the fastest growing, independent eyewear companies in the United States.
His vision of the city as a thriving cultural hub was his inspiration for launching KREWE. Stirling’s photographic collages depict the indigenous culture of New Orleans and showcase the unique architecture and diversity of the city. The works combine small sections of subject matter coming together into a final composition. Each frame is unique, and a finished piece of artwork may contain 100 to 500 individual images.
Harry Wright ’04 is the player personnel and recruiting graduate assistant for the Tulane football program. He is also a third-year law student at Tulane in the sports law program. Harry visited Coach Matt Waldron at St. George’s while attending the middle school athletics banquet last spring. Lindsay Leverett ’06 graduated from Florida State University in December 2013 with a bachelor of arts degree in sociology and child development. She is the Associate Director of Children’s Ministry at Killearn United Methodist Church in Tallahassee, Fla. She has been on several mission trips to Haiti and is currently working in Nicaragua.
Celeste Cahn ’07 graduated from Brown University with a degree in theatre arts, performance studies and history, with a focus on radical social change. There she participated in various capacities in several productions including acting, directing, designing and producing. She also won the M. H. Hicks award for promising women in theatre. Most recently she played Amanda Forkmeyer in the new play “Deadsville,” and Olivia in “Twelfth Night.” She also directed “Medea” and was a member of the boards of Production Workshop and Sock and Buskin. She is now living in New York City and working on a career in theatre. Taylor Ghere ’07 graduated in 2014 from LSU with a degree in animal science. She was admitted one year early to LSU School of Veterinary Medicine and is now in her second year. Harrison Grieb ’07 was presented with a special award at the 2015 St. George’s middle school athletics banquet for his four years of volunteer service as a cross country and track coach. During that time, he served as assistant coach the first year, followed by head coach of cross country and track for the next three years. He graduated in May from Tulane University with a degree in business. Amanda McCarthy ’07 spent the summer singing in Europe. She attended the Cornish American Song Institute, which is a summer program for performing singers, pianists and composers who want a greater understanding of what it means to perform. The program featured the art song, which is a poem set to classical music. During her three weeks in England, she and her peers dove deep into the repertoire of World War I. They were assigned specific composers to study, along with two art songs by
these composers. During the learning process, they also explored many different museums, castles and sites that could give a fuller conception of the life and times in which these composers of World War I lived. These experiences, along with daily voice lessons and personal intensive study, helped her to learn the true depth and emotions involved in creating something beautiful. “I loved every single day of this program,” Amanda said. “I grew with every lecture, masterclass and performance. But, most of all, I met amazing people and made lifetime friends.” Iggie Perrin ’07 graduated from Loyola University New Orleans in May, earning a bachelor’s degree in finance. He is currently completing his fifth year at Loyola as a student of the executive MBA program and plans to graduate in May. Iggie was selected by Loyola to appear in the university’s upcoming SPARK campaign. In addition, Iggie coaches flag football, baseball and basketball at Holy Name of Jesus School. He also operates his own business, an online retailer of athletic clothing and gear. Erin Fell ’08 is a senior at LSU in the Geaux Teach program, studying French: secondary education. This semester Erin is working in the French department and observing students at Baton Rouge Magnet High School (BRMHS). She plans to begin student teaching in January 2016 and to graduate in May of 2016 with a bachelor of arts degree in French and a teaching certification to teach French as a second language. She also earned the Tiger Athletic Foundation scholarship for thesis research and is working on a senior thesis project for the LSU Roger Hadfield Ogden Honors College. For the project, Erin provides supplementary tutoring in elementary French to LSU students using the three non-traditional foreign language teaching methods cited in her project title. She also evaluates the effectiveness of the participants’ language use in terms of confidence, complexity and correctness. She also presented the preliminary findings of the project in the poster competition at the LSU Undergraduate Research Conference. Erin will be conducting a second iteration of the project in the spring while student teaching at BRMHS.
Annie Shao ’08 attends Johns Hopkins University where she is completing studies in neuroscience and psychology. She plans to graduate in December 2015 and is applying to medical school. She recently traveled to Chicago to a conference of the Society for Neuroscience, where she presented her research findings on the investigation of a new treatment for schizophrenia. Meredith Graf ’09 graduated from Louise S. McGehee in 2013 and is now a junior at Rhodes, majoring in political economics. An accomplished artist, Meredith recently created and donated a sketch titled “Commerce Calling” to support the World Trade Center of New Orleans (WTCNO). The art was reproduced as a limited edition print to help raise funds for the organization’s 2015 Louisiana International Trade Association gala. Meredith was in attendance to personally sign prints at the gala, which celebrates and supports Louisiana’s international business community.
Laney Ghere ’10 graduated from Louise S. McGehee in 2014 and is now a sophomore studying graphic design at the Savannah School of Art and Design, where she was admitted by early decision. Over the summer, Laney worked for an online retailer to design t-shirts.
Several St. George’s grads returned to school for summer employment as counselors for the 2015 Castletree summer camp. Left to right, back row: Ben Griffith ’09, Beau Dupaquier ’14 and Nick See ’14; front row: Brittany Philburn ’09, Hannah Lanoux ’09 and Molly Post ’09
ness. During his senior year at Jesuit, he had 19 receptions for 184 yards (a 9.7 yard average) and one touchdown. He was a three-year letterman at Jesuit. According to Mark Songy, head football coach, “His statistics are misleading because Malcolm was somewhat of a distraction for other teams. He was a very sure-handed receiver and allowed some of our other guys to get open. He gave us more depth at running back by unselfishly going over to play receiver. Malcolm is a fine young man of character and has been a pleasure to coach. He provided an excellent example for our young guys to follow. Malcolm will do extremely well at Millsaps. The only thing that bothers me about this is I won’t have him for another year.”
Malcolm Ben ’11 graduated from Jesuit High School where he was a running back, wide receiver and special teams player for the 2014 state championship team. He is currently attending Millsaps College in Jackson, Miss., where he is majoring in busi2015-2016
Marco Colosimo ’11 graduated from the New Orleans Center for Creative Arts (NOCCA). In his senior year, Marco received the presidential honors award for media arts, Downbeat magazine’s award for best engineered studio recording (high school level) and a silver medal from Scholastic Arts and writing competition at Carnegie Hall. He spoke at a special presentation of Robert X Fogarty’s #DearWorld project featuring NOCCA’s first academic studio graduating class. David Evans ’11 attends the University of Southern Mississippi in Hattiesburg where he is majoring in music education - percussion studies. He is a member of the Pride of Mississippi Marching Band, the Southern Miss Steel Pan Orchestra, the Fresh Pans of Bel Air, the concert band and the percussion ensemble.
Samantha Raeder ’15 was selected as graduation class speaker. “I’ve met some of my very best friends here since pre-k,” she said. “This school has helped us to find our voice, our courage and our confidence. Our sense of humor brought us all together. We may be known as the quirky class, but we were also the fun class.”
Olympics. Following graduation, John enlisted in the U.S. Army, infantry division, and is attending basic training at Fort Benning in Columbus, Ga. Charlie Reisman ’13 is a junior at Metairie Park Country Day School, where he has been a member of the varsity football and baseball teams. He finished the spring baseball season with a 4-0 pitching record for the Cajuns.
Frances Reisman ’11 graduated from Metairie Park Country Day School and attends Roanoke College in Salem, Va. She was the recipient of the Maroon award scholarship, which is a merit-based award given in recognition of a proven academic record. She also received the Visit Roanoke Grant. She has committed to play softball for the Maroons. Hunter Thomas ’11 graduated from De La Salle High School. He has garnered significant recognition for his work in the arts. He has been published in the Crescent City Jewish News and won the Scholastic International film and photography award for his photos. Several of his short films have played at domestic and international film festivals. He is currently working on the set of two feature films and several short films.
Bowen Mince ’14 recently visited St. George’s middle school students to share a lesson on the Fibonacci Sequence. A sophomore at Ben Franklin High School, Bowen was a 2014 recipient of the Order of St. George’s Award and was a graduation class speaker. This summer he attended the California State Summer School for Math & Science (COSMOS) at the University of California, where he studied math. The program caters to academically gifted high school students in the areas of math and science and seeks to encourage students with an interest in the STEM professions.
John Turner ’11 attended St. Paul’s Episcopal School in Mobile and graduated from Wisdom Ranch School in Arco, Idaho. He has volunteered for Habitat for Humanity and the Special
Alumni Support Art for Art’s Sake Several graduates stopped by to visit during St. George’s first ever showing of student art for Art for Art’s Sake.
Headmaster Dr. Rob Eichberger with Eli Timm ’05
Middle School Director Romaine McCarthy, Helena Lazich ’12, Science Teacher Ava Fontenot
Rock ‘N Bowl Reunion » January 2015
’00 grads, left to right: Angela Noya, Mark Rosenthal, Andrew Wegmann and Hayley Harang
’06 grads, left to right: Chris Fontenot, Camille Seyler, Danielle McCarthy, Kathryn Burkenstock, Caroline Nead and Theo Kennedy
Knight at City Park » November 2015
CLASS OF 2015
HIGH SCHOOL CHOICES Archbishop Chapelle Archbishop Rummel Benjamin Franklin De La Salle Holy Cross Holy Rosary Academy Isidore Newman Jesuit Lusher Metairie Park Country Day St. Martin’s
CLASS OF 2011 COLLEGE CHOICES*
Alumni gather with Headmaster Dr. Rob Eichberger. Left to right, ’14 grads: Alex Morrison, Bowen Mince, Josh Gaspard, Dr. Eichberger, Taylor Poole; Dodie Thibodeaux ’13 and Joshua Jordan ’14.
American University Concordia in Montreal Lawrence University Loyola New Orleans* Louisiana State University* Millsaps College* National Film and Television School (UK) Oberlin College Occidental College* Rhodes College Roanoke College* Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD) Southern Methodist University Texas Christian University Tulane University University of Louisiana at Lafayette University of Minnesota* University of Southern Mississippi List is partial, based on responses. *Scholarships awarded
Each year, recent grads are invited to Knight at City Park to receive their yearbooks and rekindle with former classmates. Left to right: ’15 grads John Brannon, Miles Michell, Asher Loubier, Stephen Guenther
Alex Breckinridge ’95, also a member of the St. George’s Board of Trustees, visited Knight at City Park with his daughter Caroline, kindergarten.
2011 grads, who are also 2015 Metairie Park Country Day grads, celebrated the end of an era as classmates. Left to right: Marilyn Bolton, Frances Reisman, Brooke Nuccio, Pierce deBoisblanc, Chloe Krake, Michael Pabst and Bennett See. 2015-2016
Preschool Uses Project-Based Approach In the Early Childhood Center at St. George’s, preschoolers thrive in an environment that provides what they want – ample opportunities to discover the world around them while teachers support and encourage the process. “It’s important to recognize that children ask questions on a need-to-know basis,” explains Hayley Harang, Director of Early Childhood. “It’s our job to listen to them carefully. We are excellent observers and co-explorers with them. This helps us to figure out exactly what they want to learn so we can build upon that curiosity.” In recent years, this child-driven approach has influenced early childhood educators to embrace “project-based learning,” a teaching philosophy that is quickly surpassing many conventional practices in early childhood education. Through project work, students participate in an extended and in-depth study of a specific topic, often of their choosing. The website projectapproach.org created by Sylvia Chard, describes a project as “an in-depth investigation of a real world topic worthy of a student’s attention and effort.” Judy Harris Helm, known as the guru of project-based learning and author of several books on the subject, believes that the optimal time to implement project work with children is during the early years, when they are not quite developmentally ready for reading and writing but are proficient in other methods of learning. Ms. Helm visited St. George’s in the fall and addressed preschool faculty on how to best apply project-based learning in the classroom. “The early years are the most important years for all aspects of development. Children’s natural dispositions to be intellectually curious and to investigate their environments emerge. They learn about tools such as reading and writing and become more motivated to develop and use a wide variety of related skills. It’s important that they have an opportunity to experience active, engaged learning.” Mrs. Harang agrees. “We find that when students are able to learn about the things that interest them, they become much more involved. They have a stake in learning when they’re interested in the topics being presented. Our job is to capitalize on their enthusiasm and creativity. We are there to guide them along as they use their critical thinking skills and to help them develop problem solving skills to find the answers to their questions. Teaching through project work provides the best opportunity to do this.”
By nature, preschoolers are curious, enthusiastic and engaged learners. They demand to know why and how, and they want the freedom to touch, explore and create without limits and time constraints.
The key feature of project-based learning is that students are given autonomy to discuss, observe, explore and discover their surroundings while teachers serve as guides and facilitators. Projects may be brief, or they may continue on as long as the students are engaged. Projects can also morph from one into another, depending on students’ interests and how the project takes shape. One such example is the tree project started in September by 2-year-old students in the preschool’s orange room. Just as the class was at the peak of a detailed study of trees, which was sparked by students’ observations of the banana tree they see on daily walks through the butterfly garden, a construction project in the adjacent lot also began to catch their attention. It became a daily ritual for students to stop and wave to the banana tree as they traversed through the preschool garden. They began to notice bananas growing on the tree and began asking questions about eating bananas. “We realized through our observations that they all had a common interest in the tree. We began to follow through with more information, talking about who eats bananas, who lives in trees, how trees grow, and then all kinds of things about trees,” explains Clare Loughran, preschool teacher. “If we see four or five students talking about something, we know it will be a great topic to study in depth. In early childhood education, we use the term scaffolding. It means that we provide support and follow their lead. We present the information they’re asking about,” adds Karin Sandstrand, preschool teacher. “Sometimes, we may push things a little further to give them more information but never out of their comfort zone.”
“Children have a strong disposition to explore and discover. The project approach builds on natural curiosity, enabling children to interact, question, connect, problem solve, communicate, reflect and more. This kind of authentic learning extends beyond the classroom to each students home, community, nation, and the world. It essentially makes learning the stuff of real life and children the active participants in and shaper of their worlds.” – Sylvia Chard
Together, teachers and students create a poster showing their project web, which helps guide the project along.
After several weeks the tree project evolved to include a variety of discussions and activities related to trees: what trees need to live, how dirt and worms support trees, things that grow on trees, what kinds of things are made of wood and pulp from trees, how paper comes from trees, how paper is recycled, how trees help the environment, how wood is used as building material, and on and on. “The level of creativity coming from the students is impressive. They have ownership of the project and how it develops. They retain the information they’re learning so much better because they are active and interested participants,” explains Ms. Sandstrand. Throughout discussions, the teachers document what the students are saying and asking. This information is later used to make a web, providing a working blueprint for the project. Then, together, teachers and students create another web for the project, which documents individual comments and questions and provides guidance as the study
evolves and matures. “The web tells us what the students already know and what they want to know. It helps determine their interests. We can also see the changes in their language and in the complexity in our conversations,” explains Ms. Loughran. Meanwhile, as the tree project nears conclusion, the construction project continues to blossom. Plans are underway to plant a new sycamore tree in the play yard. A planting ceremony will serve as a remembrance of another successful project. Conversations about building things using wood from trees have naturally transitioned to more detailed discussions about the building project next door. A new web poster, featuring new questions to be explored over the coming weeks, now hangs across the room from the tree web poster. Says Ms. Loughran, “We love it when see the students look at the posters and take pride in what they’ve accomplished.”
St. George’s Episcopal School has been an essential part of the educational landscape of New Orleans for 46 years.
The Campaign to Expand St. George’s Campus and Grow the Fund for Faculty Excellence
Our school is like no other in the city. Our focus and mission are centered on the individual child. We understand that each child has a unique set of strengths and challenges. Our goal is to guide students as they grow academically, creatively, emotionally and spiritually to be ready to take on the world. At St. George’s Episcopal School, we are Growing Together to serve each child. By Wendy Granier In the summer of 2013, St. George’s acquired the home of our Director of Advancement neighbor, Ms. Joyce Greiner, at 921/923 General Pershing Street. This property was the missing piece of the puzzle to complete our Early Childhood campus. During the 2009 Forever Grateful Capital Campaign, the foundational planning was laid for the future expansion of this site. This property was designated to connect the Michael R. Boh Early Childhood Center with the preschool building for 2- and 3-year olds. For the past two years, our leadership team has been working to map out a plan for our future. Our school has already experienced tremendous growth in our preschool program. Since 2009, preschool enrollment has increased by 46 percent, and each year we have received more than 100 applications beyond our capacity to enroll students. Our preschool is a premier program in the New Orleans area, focusing on a child-centered approach to meet the needs of each student (see article on page 14). This program serves as an entry point to join the St. George’s school family. The next step for St. George’s to continue to grow and prosper is to complete what was started so many years ago and build out our Early Childhood Center. Our vision for the future is simple. We must continually grow together to offer an exceptional educational opportunity for the children and families in the New Orleans area. How will we accomplish this vision? Through our Growing Together Capital Campaign. St. George’s history has been shaped by its success in meeting the needs of the children and families in our community, and in continually adapting to new challenges and opportunities. With each strategic plan and building project, the leadership has responded to the call for innovative approaches and expanded services for our families. This project is no different from our past projects. It is a vital and purposeful step towards the school’s growth. Together we will continue to prepare each student for a future filled with opportunity and promise.
The Growing Together campaign will focus on expanding our Early Childhood campus, as well as providing our faculty the resources needed to not only be outstanding educators, but also lifelong learners.
Expansion of the Michael R. Boh Early Childhood Center In the summer of 2015, we broke ground on this exciting project. The expansion will include a renovation of our existing pre-k building as well as erecting a new building that seamlessly connects with the existing buildings. The new addition will include classrooms for pre-k, 2- and 3-year old students, a designated art studio and gallery space, and a multipurpose area for educational workshops and hands-on learning experiences. With this new addition, St. George’s will be positioned to accept 45 additional students for the 2016 – 2017 school year. The project will also update the façade of the pre-k building to restore some of the architectural elements from when it previously served as the jail for the city of Jefferson. Inside, the former pre-k classrooms will relocate to the new addition to allow for a teachers’ workspace, a kitchen area that can be used for children’s culinary studies and an office suite for the Director of Early Childhood. The exterior play space will also be expanded to include more green areas for children to explore the natural environment.
Art Room Rendering
Multi-purpose Room Rendering
Grow the Faculty Fund for Excellence In 2012, St. George’s established the Fund for Faculty Excellence to help support the ongoing education, training and academic enrichment of faculty members. This fund allows our faculty to continually grow in our ability to meet the ever-changing needs of our students. A lead gift from Mr. Burt TH E F U N D FOR Keenan has enabled St. George’s to enhance and expand efforts in this area. By focusing on increasing this fund through the Growing Together Capital Campaign, St. George’s will ensure that we continue to fulfill our mission of a quality academic experience that is tailored to meet the needs of each child.
To see how this fund is already impacting our faculty and students, see the article “In The Know” on page 29.
Architectural renderings by Frost Visualization Studio
GENERAL PERSHING STREET ENTRANCE
SECOND FLOOR PLAN
FIRST FLOOR PLAN
AERIAL RENDERING 18
Look How We’ve Grown… St. George’s has seen tremendous growth over the years. Our journey has been strategic and purposeful - always keeping the student at the heart of our mission. 1993-1995 St. George’s purchased the former Knights of Columbus building and old Jefferson City Jail to expand to accommodate the growing student body. Since 1989, St. George’s enrollment had increased by 28%. 2000 The St. George’s Board of Trustees initiated a new strategic plan and Master Site Plan of the campus. 2003 From the planning process in 2000, a major expansion was initiated with a long-term lease agreement with the Salem United Church of Christ. The agreement allowed for St. George’s to renovate the Salem property and construct new classrooms for preschool and lower school students. Additionally, St. George’s acquired the Temple Sinai Preschool Program, then located on St. Charles Avenue, with plans to relocate the preschool students to St. George’s new classrooms at Salem.
2009 St. George’s celebrated 40 years and the Forever Grateful Capital Campaign. This campaign addressed the need for expanded preschool services, as well as planned for the future expansion of the Early Childhood Center.
Mr. and Mrs. Robert S. Boh Honorary Chairs
2011 St. George’s officially dedicated the Michael R. Boh Early Childhood Center. 2013 St. George’s purchased the property at 921/923 General Pershing Street. 2015 Groundbreaking to expand the Early Childhood Campus. 2016 Opening of the newly-expanded Michael R. Boh Early Childhood Center for the 2016-2017 academic year.
The campaign leadership breaks ground.
CAMPUS GOALS Expansion of the Michael R. Boh Early Childhood Center to include: • 45 Additional Students
• Teacher Workspaces
• 5 Classrooms • Art Studio and Gallery
• Faculty Kitchen and Children’s Culinary Space
• Multipurpose Space for Hands-On Learning
• Expanded Outdoor Play Space • Installation of an Elevator
• Early Childhood Director Office Suite
• Seamlessly Connecting 3 Buildings
Mr. and Mrs. Robert S. Boh Honorary Chairs Mr. Leon L. Nowalsky, Campaign Cochair Mr. T. Gregory Schafer, Campaign Cochair Dr. Carlos Rodriguez-Fierro Chairman, Board of Trustees Dr. Robert Eichberger Headmaster
CAMPAIGN LEADERSHIP COMMITTEE
Grow the Fund for Faculty Excellence
Mrs. Bettye Bagot
This fund ensures that the St. George’s faculty has the opportunity to continue to grow in their education and offer the best practices in education to our students.
Mrs. Sue Gilly
Mr. R. Jackson Little
Expanded facility will open for the 2016-2017 school year.
Financial Goal: $3.5 million For information about the Growing Together Capital Campaign or naming opportunities, please contact Wendy Granier, Director of Advancement, at (504) 891-5509 ext. 602 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Mr. Walter Gundlach Mr. Aaron Middleberg Wendy Granier Director of Advancement Hayley Harang Director of Early Childhood 2015-2016
Resource Services Update:
New Director Continued Progress
ince 1975, St. George’s renowned Resource Services much working with her.” Likewise, Mrs. Miner recognizes Program has led the local elementary education the many contributions Sherri has made to the program and scene in providing support for children with learnalso recalls the early years of her time at St. George’s, when ing, academic and/or speech-language difficulties. she, like Mrs. Weiser, was mentored by her predecessor. “Val At the start of this school year, Sherri Weiser clearly understood the direction we needed to became the program’s third director, filling the go as a school, and how much more we could do position following Barbara Miner, who retired to help students by providing the right services. after 27 years with St. George’s. Mrs. Miner St. George’s has always valued the importance of worked under the leadership of her predecessor, helping children with learning differences. We colleague and dear friend, Val Kehoe, who foundwere always encouraged to attend conferences ed the program, the first of its kind in this area. and to increase our knowledge of ways to help our Mrs. Kehoe, along with the help of Mrs. Miner, students. This certainly helped Resource Services developed and expanded the program in response to become more effective in achieving our goals.” to the growing needs of students. “Together, the In the wake of her retirement, she looks ahead two were responsible for building the excellent with confidence to the direction she sees being reputation we now have for St. George’s Resource taken by Resource Services, and she values the Val Kehoe, Resource Ser- contributions Mrs. Weiser brings to the program. Services,” explains Mrs. Weiser. “Now, our team vices Program founder of specialists is working together to build on that “Sherri has tremendous abilities, strengths and foundation.” leadership skills and she will continue to be a A speech-language pathologist, Mrs. Weiser worked wonderful asset to the program.” closely with Mrs. Miner for the seven years she has been at Mrs. Weiser understands the importance of using a St. George’s. “Barbara was a great mentor, and I learned so team approach in her position. “My role here is to support
our team of specialists and classroom teachers in serving students with a variety of learning profiles. It’s all about achieving optimum success.” She also values the opportunity to collaborate with colleagues. “Barbara and I recognized a need in the greater New Orleans community for a summer program to help children who struggle with the reading process or who have been diagnosed with dyslexia to develop the foundational skills necessary for reading, writing and spelling success. Together, we started Ready, Set, Read!, which is open to children throughout the community.”
RESOURCE FOCUS AREAS Pre-academic readiness Reading Written expression Mathematics Study skills Organizational skills
gies learned to ensure success throughout their academic careers. Students are screened at St. George’s during the early childhood years to detect areas where help is needed so that services can begin right away. “Early intervention is key. When we start early, we are able to achieve so much more, and students are able to progress so much Barbara Miner and Sherri Weiser further. It makes a huge difference. The earlier we can identify any needs to be addressed, then the earlier we can provide the support students need to help them reach success. When that happens, we see much faster progress and much greater improvement,” adds Mrs. Weiser.
Speech/language development Throughout the school year, Resource students receive primary instruction within the regular classroom setting and typically visit Resource rooms in groups of two or three students for two to four sessions weekly. Resource specialists work directly with students to address areas of need and teach compensatory strategies. Part of the goal is to educate students about their individual learning styles. This helps them better understand their strengths and challenges and teaches the skills they need to self-advocate and gain confidence and success. The program’s goal is for students to exit with the ability to self-advocate and to utilize strate-
St. George’s Resource Services program has been recognized by the National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS) for exemplary integration of Resource Services with the entire school community: “The dedication of the faculty and staff that seamlessly operate as a team, solely focused on the student – from division head to speech pathologist to teacher – is truly outstanding.”
READY, SET, READ!
Early Childhood Specialist Anne Mock with Charlie Hudak
Ready Set Read! is an intensive and fun summer program designed to teach children entering grades 1 through 5 foundational skills to reinforce and solidify reading, writing and spelling performance. It is especially geared for children who struggle with the reading process or have been diagnosed with dyslexia. Skilled language/reading specialists teach students in small groups the phonological awareness, phonics, decoding, oral reading fluency, reading comprehension, spelling and writing skills and strategies necessary for increased success during the academic school year. Individualized instruction is possible for each child, as students are screened prior to beginning each session and goals are determined according to each child’s individual needs. More information about Ready, Set, Read! is available by visiting the school’s website, www.stgeorgesepiscopal.com.
DRAGON SPIRIT, DRAGON PRIDE! Dragon athletes are on course for another winning year, with students from first through eighth grade competing in six different sports and scoring impressive finishes in several arenas. The Athletics Department is pleased to have started the 2015-2016 school year with boys’ teams now competing in the newly formed New Orleans Athletic League (NOAL). St. George’s is a founding member school, along with Christian Brothers, Holy Cross, Holy Name, Lusher, Metairie Park Country Day, Newman, St. Andrew’s, St. Paul’s, St. Martin’s, Stuart Hall and Trinity.
“The new league is better for so many reasons,” explains Athletics Director Matt Waldron. “It gives us new opportunities to compete. We are also now able to hold games at Avenger Field in Audubon Park, which is much more convenient.” The league change does not impact girls’ teams, which continue to compete in the Ivy League. Pictured above: Anna Hescock and Phillip Endom
Big Splash! As a member of the new league, St. George’s was able to introduce a swim team to this year’s athletic line-up. The inaugural team concluded a triumphant season at the NOAL/Ivy League Championship meet with impressive results. St. George’s parent and team coach Yvette Endom says, “The team worked very hard all year and did an amazing job.” Founding swim team members, front row, left to right: Floyd Herrington, Pete Metzinger, Anna Hescock, Hanna Pittman and Phillip Endom; left to right: Bo Cowden-Garofalo, Josh Singleton, and Chaney Phillips. Pete Metzinger, Josh Singleton and Hanna Pittman
THE TEAM HAD SEVERAL TOP THREE FINISHES: ■■ Fourth grader Pete Metzinger finished third in the 5th/6th grade division in the 50 breaststroke and the 50 butterfly. ■■ Sixth grader Josh Singleton brought home three first place titles in the 5th/6th grade division: 50 freestyle, 50 backstroke and the 50 breaststroke.
■■ Seventh grader Phillip Endom also brought home three first place titles in his division, 7th/8th: 50 backstroke, 50 butterfly and 50 breaststroke. ■■ Seventh grader Bo Cowden-Garofalo placed second in the 7th/8th grade division in the 50 breaststroke and third in the 50 freestyle. ■■ Hanna Pittman and Anna Hescock also performed well, with each placing in the top eight.
“Our team was amazing!” adds Coach Endom. “With only four boys competing, they placed fourth overall for male swimmers. Our motto for this first year has been, ‘We are small, but mighty.’ The swimmers proved it at the championship meet! We hope that more kids will join the swim team next year.”
2015 FALL UPDATE Fall sports recently concluded the season with TWO MIDDLE SCHOOL VOLLEYBALL TEAMS, 5th/6th grade and 7th/8th grade. Volleyball players were invited to attend the Tulane University volleyball match against Houston, with several players participating in the halftime show. IN FOOTBALL, St. George’s also fielded two teams, 5th/6th grade coached by Athletics Director Matt Waldron and 7th/8th grade coached by Michael Breeden. Both the BOYS AND GIRLS CROSS COUNTRY TEAMS finished the season with impressive finishes in several meets. Fiona Collins finished second place overall in the Ivy League championships and the 5th/6th grade boys team finished third place overall in the NOAL championships.
MIDDLE SCHOOL SPORTS: FALL: Flag Football – Volleyball Cross Country WINTER: Basketball - Soccer SPRING: Baseball – Softball – Tennis Track and Field – Bowling LOWER SCHOOL SPORTS: FALL: Soccer (3rd - 8th) WINTER: Soccer (pre-k – 2nd) and Basketball (3rd- 4th) SPRING: Basketball (pre-k – 2nd) and Flag Football (3rd – 4th) St. George’s concludes each school year with an athletics banquet to recognize middle school athletes. The 2015 guest speaker was Tulane Head Football Coach Curtis Johnson. Participation certificates were given to all athletes and achievement awards were given to boys and girls who were the most spirited, most improved and most valuable players in each sport.
2015 SPRING SUCCESS In the spring, the middle school co-ed soccer team ended the season on a high note, earning the runner-up title of the Metro Middle School League Steve Volo Final Tournament. Led by Coaches Kelly Finegan and Caroline Avegno, the team started by defeating St. Dominic in the first round of play, and then advanced to defeat Hynes, the top seeded team. It was a hard-fought battle that ended in a dramatic penalty kick tie-breaker. In the championship game, the team put forth a valiant effort but fell short to St. Paul’s, taking the runner-up position. On the tennis court, Welsh Hotard ’16 and Charlie Kaliszeski ’15 were successful in advancing to the final round of the Metro Middle School League tennis championship. Welsh was also the recipient of the tennis achievement award for advancing to the finals for three consecutive years, winning two first-place titles for St. George’s.
Presidential Youth Physical Fitness Challenge In addition to team and organized sports, middle school students participate each year in the national Presidential Youth Physical Fitness Challenge, which assesses physical fitness across several categories. Each year, dozens of St. George’s students earn the coveted Presidential Physical Fitness Award, which is earned by placing in the 85th percentile or higher nationwide. Several additional students earn the National Physical Fitness Award from the President’s Council by placing in the 50th percentile or above. Other students are awarded the Dragon Award for their strong performances on the test.
Eli Manning And NFL Team Up To Support Dragons Thanks to a generous gift from Eli Manning, a member of St. George’s class of ’95 and a former quarterback of Dragons middle school flag football team, St. George’s has also received a matching grant from the NFL Foundation. The $10,000 grant combines a gift from Eli and a match awarded through the NFL Player Matching Youth Football Grant. The funds will cover various expenses associated with St. George’s flag football program, including transportation, rental of field space for practices and games, new football uniforms and updated athletic equipment. Additionally, the grant will support increased character education, which incorporates teaching the students leadership and teamwork skills through all aspects of athletics. The Dragons express their deepest gratitude to both Eli Manning and the NFL for this important gift, as well as for their recognition of the St. George’s athletics program. Former Dragon QB Eli Manning ’95, left, with brother Peyton.
Caige Wandfluh Ceramic Textured Hands
6th-8th Graders - Collaboration - Woodblock Printed Houses
Elli Howden - Japanese Sumi-e Painting
Lucy Wagner Watercolor Japanese Lucky Cat
Graham Teall - Ceramic Textured Magnet
Janssen Casey - Positive and Negative Space Painting
Henry Pellerito - Scratchboard Printed Landscaped
Hayden Cox - Ceramic House on Torn Paper Sunset
Sierra Pardue - Charcoal and Acrylic Simple Still Life Inspired by Jim Dine
Nate Rieder - Chinese Dragon - Watercolor and Ink
Jacob Alltmont - Ceramic Tea Set
LeClare Ratterree Ceramic Textured Hands
Max Donnelly - Ceramic Bookends Magician and Rabbit
Noted & Quoted
Student Takes Fourth Place in Philosophy Slam Competition
lato, Aristotle, Socrates and Rylan. While Rylan Claverie may not have earned the name recognition of the ancient Greek philosophers, he has earned fourth place in the 2015 Kids Philosophy Slam. The competition challenged more than 4,000 students nationwide to tackle the question: “Compassion or Violence: which has a greater impact on society?” Now a third grader, Rylan won fourth place among second graders nationally for his essay response. The Kids Philosophy Slam is designed to make philosophy accessible and fun for kids of all ages and abilities, to promote a philosophical dialogue between kids and adults, and to promote a greater awareness of philosophy and education in everyday life. Last school year, St. George’s Talented and Gifted (TAG) teacher Ellen Boyd prepared her second grade class through a study of philosophy before entering the contest. “We began our sessions by reading a children’s book that presented complex philosophical questions. We had open discussions about our thoughts and views. Then, students would blog a few sentences about our discussion. The curriculum was based on the book modules from the website teachingchildrenphilosophy.org. The modules provided questions to help guide the discussions. We learned that in philosophy, there are no right or wrong answers. The students loved this aspect of the class, and they were very insightful.”
LOVE ADVICE FOR KERMIE AND PIGGIE WGNO’s News with a Twist recently visited St. George’s seeking love advice for Kermit and Miss Piggy, who reportedly ended their 20-year romance. The students were not shy about weighing in on the debate. In addition to airing on the popular news show, the segment was shown on WGNO’s website.
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Says Rylan, “I liked the stories that Mrs. Boyd shared, and I liked being able to answer questions on our blog. It was a really fun class.” Here is Rylan’s award-winning essay: Once upon a time there were two kids. One was compassionate and the other one was violent. Lots of people liked the compassionate Rylan Claverie one more than they liked the violent one. The violent one got jealous and wanted to hurt the compassionate kid. The compassionate kid wanted to talk to the violent one. That day, the violent one tricked the compassionate one to coming to his house just so the violent one could hurt the compassionate one. When the violent one tried to hurt the compassionate one, the compassionate one wanted to stop the violent one but he didn’t want to use violence on the violent kid so he tried to talk to the violent one but it didn’t work. The compassionate one got hurt bad. He never went back to the violent ones house again. The end.
STUDENTS BUDDY UP Students kicked off the buddy program in October when pre-K students gathered with their seventh grade buddies to decorate jack-o-lanterns. The buddy program is coordinated by School Counselor Tamara Claverie to foster positive relationships and a supportive school atmosphere. Originally a program for pre-K and kindergarten students, the buddy program was recently expanded so that students in all grades are paired with buddies. Several buddy activities are held throughout the school year so that students can keep in touch and nurture their friendships. Above, left to right: Jasira Banks, Katie Williams and Lucy Harang
Parents Group Raises Funds and Friends
S MOMS BUILD! St. George’s moms teamed up with Ursuline moms to participate as a team in Moms Build 2015. It was a day of service intended to celebrate moms and support The St. Bernard Project. SBP is a nationally-recognized rebuilding organization to help rebuild homes for people impacted by disaster. Marcie Gardner spearheaded the project and plans to make it an annual effort for St. George’s moms.
ince its inception, St. George’s Pareducational experience at St. George’s. Last ents Group has provided vital fundschool year alone, the group contributed raising support to help the school an impressive $35,000 to fund projects fund a wide range of services. and expenses, along with an additional The group is also known for coordinating $5,000 contribution to the school library. activities, projects and events for students, “This covers the cost of wish list items parents and faculty, which contribute to submitted by the teachers directly to the the wellbeing of the entire St. George’s Parents Group,” explains Laurie. “We paid community. for 10 digital cameras for the Talented and “Of the 16 different committees we Gifted Program, TV monitors for Resource have, only five are actually Services, the publication centered on fundraising,” cost for Citizen George, explains Parents Group Pres30 iPads, workshops for ident Laurie Leaman, adding, teachers and books for “and of those, the three main classroom libraries, among committees are for projects other things.” that are also community The group’s largest events – Book Week, Knight focus this school year is at City Park and Soirée.” to revitalize the winter Examples of Parents book fair. “We’re changing Group projects include conthe venue to the Forum ducting vision and hearing and are utilizing a single screenings for students, vendor, Octavia Books. We serving as hospitality hope that streamlining the Laurie Leaman, Parents Group checkout process, offering for open house tours, President, right, and Cathy welcoming new families to hand-selected titles and a Schieffelin, Vice President St. George’s, conducting more open, centralized lofaculty appreciation lunches cation will provide a superiand organizing the student community outor experience for our students, parents and reach service group called DASH, Dragons grandparents. We want the Winter Book in Action Serving and Helping. Fair to become an annual community-buildThanks to its successful fundraising ing event that everyone looks forward to record, the Parents Group is able to donate attending.” a large portion of its proceeds to the school The Parents Group is also hard at work each year. With the funds raised during the planning the annual Soirée, the school’s previous year, the Parents Group is able largest fundraising event. The 2016 gala to provide the school with much-needed will be held Saturday, March 5 and will funding the following school year through feature music, dinner, dancing and live its allocations committee. The committee and silent auctions. A successful Soirée meets several times each spring to review depends on volunteer support through requests for new equipment, technology, various committees. More information is educational materials, faculty training available by contacting and other items that enhance the overall email@example.com.
STARRY NIGHT Art students from pre-k through eighth grades worked as teams to design and create one-of-a-kind stars to adorn a Christmas tree contributed by St. George’s for City Park’s Celebration in the Oaks. The students were inspired by Van Gogh’s “Starry Night” and used such materials as cardboard, wire, yarn, glitter, pipe cleaners and pastels to create two- and three-dimensional designs. The tree topper was the work of Coco Prokop and was crafted of a wire frame wrapped with yarn. St. George’s tree was one of hundreds decorated by local schools and will be on display throughout the celebration, which ends January 2.
St. George’s was “Crazy Lucky” to have Better Than Ezra perform at the 2015 Soirée. St. George’s thanks the members of BTE for a Knight of Rock! The upcoming Soirée, to be held on Saturday, March 5, 2016, will feature music from the ‘80s and the theme “St. George’s Goes Back to the Future: The ‘80s.”
Art for Art’s Sake
his fall, the school community joined with various art galleries and merchants along Magazine Street to participate in Art for Art’s Sake. Sponsored by the Magazine Street Merchants Association, the annual art hop draws art enthusiasts to Magazine Street to view and celebrate art. With inspiration and guidance from Art Teacher Pam Skehan, students in grades pre-k through eighth were eager to show their creativity and produced more than 200 pieces. The Jefferson Market doors facing Magazine Street were open, and visitors were welcome to enter the gym to survey St. George’s own gallery of student art. A preview party for students and parents was held before opening to
the general public. The exhibit featured pinch tea sets, bookends, sumi-e (Japanese ink paintings), and drawings inspired by the work of Jim Dine. Children in attendance were invited to create paintings showing positive and negative space at a kid-friendly art station. Congratulations to St. George’s Ms. Skehan for coordinating the event, and to the student artists for their hard work and creativity. “We thought this would be a great way to showcase the work of our students to the community,” explains Ms. Skehan. “We hope to participate every year, and we are so proud of what the students accomplished to prepare their work for the show.”
Preschool students and their families were invited to scare up a good time at a Halloween Bash, one of several family activities held each year exclusively for preschool families. Held in the Gallery and playground of the Michael R. Boh Early Childhood Center, festivities included crafts, face painting and lots of sweet treats.
KNIGHT AT CITY PARK Left to right: Lauren Prechac, Sara Coogler and Jhanvi Honoré enjoy a good time at Knight at City Park, hosted annually by the Parents Group. A student competition was held to select the official event t-shirt design, and Sara’s art was was the winning submission. More than 500 students, alumni, family members and friends gathered in Carousel Gardens to enjoy rides, dinner and the Saints victory over the Falcons on the big screen. St. George’s thanks event co-chairs Norma Kimble, Tanya Mennear and Lee Anne Garner.
“Growth Mindset” is a term that Lower School Director Jennifer Griffith uses to describe the philosophy she sees at St. George’s, where faculty enrichment is a top priority.
IN THE KNOW ST. GEORGE’S TEACHERS KEEP LEARNING
According to The Glossary of Education Reform, the concept of growth mindset was developed by psychologist Carol Dweck, who describes a mindset as a “self-perception or self-theory,” such as believing that you’re intelligent or unintelligent. She writes that a mindset can have a profound effect on learning, professional success, personal relationships, and many other aspects of life. “In a growth mindset, people believe that their most basic abilities can be developed through dedication and hard work—brains and talent are just the starting point. This view creates a love of learning and a resilience that is essential for great accomplishment.”
Mrs. Griffith feels that the same philosophy holds true for St. George’s faculty members, who continually strive to improve their teaching skills. “We push ourselves to grow, and we are committed to keeping up with the latest research and trends in education. We invest heartily in professional development and attend conferences focused on reading, writing, math, science, art, technology and gifted education. We send as many teachers as possible to a variety of conferences to bring back the best practices and innovations to St. George’s.” The following are a few examples of the enrichment opportunities faculty members are now applying in the classroom.
The following are a few examples of the opportunities that faculty members have accessed and are now applying in the classroom.
Technology in Education Conference
o keep abreast of technology use in the classroom, Technology Coordinator Allie Segura and Middle School Director Romaine McCarthy participated in the International Society for Technology in Education Conference (ISTE) in Philadelphia. The conference offered presentations by journalist Soledad O’Brien, educator Jack Gallagher and educator and author John Stumpenhorst, covering such topics as classroom technologies and strategies for engaging students through technology. For Mrs. McCarthy, the sessions reinforced her belief that technology is an invaluable classroom tool. “Students respond better to lessons that are interactive. Providing the components of lessons that students can do independently is just as important as lessons that are engaging in the classroom. This keeps learning going long after the bell has rung.” Mrs. McCarthy attended sessions on creating animated gifs from photos, and using Minecraft, Google Earth and SketchUp as learning tools. Mrs. Segura says she enjoyed meeting other educators and seeing how they use various technologies in their classrooms. “I attended many poster sessions, which are ongoing demonstrations of digital resources used in the classroom. In particular, I am super excited to use the new features in World Book Online, Google Drive Apps, PBS Learning Media and Brainpop!”
PBS Learning Media
echnology Coordinator Allie Segura was named by the Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) as a PBS Learning Media Lead Digital Innovator. She was the sole Louisiana teacher selected in 2015, and one of only 30 earning the lead title. “It was an honor,” says Mrs. Segura. “Technology in the classroom is very important to me and to St. George’s. I’m thrilled to be recognized and to have an opportunity to learn more from other educators across the country.” The program recognizes the top 100 educators nationwide using digital media in classrooms and serving as leaders in education technology. As a Digital Innovator, Mrs. Segura is taking part in a yearlong professional development program, preparing to act as a digital learning ambassador in the school and community. As a Lead Digital Innovator, Mrs. Segura was a guest participant in the 2015 PBS Learning Media Digital Summit and the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) conference. “It was great to meet the other Lead Digital Innovators. We had been communicating online, so it was so nice to work with them in person. It was great to experience some of the best activities and presentations of the conference, but in a small group setting.” In recognition of the PBS award, Louisiana Public Broadcasting (LPB) visited Mrs. Segura’s classroom and interviewed her for an upcoming PBS segment. Mrs. Segura also presented “PBS Learning Media: Bringing Your Classroom to Life” at the 2015 LACUE (Louisiana Association of Computer Using Educators) Conference in New Orleans.
shop held at St. George’s. The program helps teachers guide students toward higher standards in writing through intensive writing opportunities. It also fosters high-level thinking and helps develop strategies for writing across the curriculum with greater independence and fluency.
The Age of Lincoln, St. Catherine’s College, Oxford, UK Columbia Teachers College at St. George’s
Columbia Summer Institute
hree teachers attended the Teachers College Reading and Writing Institute offered by Columbia University in New York: Language Arts Teacher Meaghan Savoy, Kindergarten Teacher LeeAnn Foreman and First Grade Teacher Laura Johnson. The Institute, presented each summer, focuses on strategies and methods to help students develop reading and writing skills. Educators must apply to Columbia and be accepted to participate. Mrs. Savoy is using what she learned to help students develop a deeper appreciation for reading. “I wanted to gain insight that would improve my independent reading program by teaching students to value and fall in love with reading. I also looked for new ways to increase engagement, involvement and understanding during literary discussions on our core novels.” Mrs. Foreman has also incorporated what she learned into her daily lessons. “I’m using the information to structure reading and writing lesson plans to include all parts of the balanced literacy Meaghan Savoy and LeeAnn Foreman model. I am following the lesson plan format they shared, which gives students more time to practice the skills I am teaching.” For Ms. Johnson, the writing segment offered ideas that have been successful in her classroom. “Chrissy Negrotto and I are striving to help our first graders become more independent writers this year and have a daily writers’ workshop aligned to the Units of Study program. We’ve already seen growth in their ability to express themselves through writing and cannot wait to see their progress continue. Our students are learning to love and value writing, and that’s already a huge victory.” Several other members of the lower school faculty were able to access the training offered by the Columbia Teachers College through Units of Study work-
iddle School History Teacher Catherine Ashe attended a seminar hosted by the Gilder Lehrman Institute titled “The Age of Lincoln” and led by Professor Richard Carwardine, author of the award-winning book “Lincoln: A Life of Purpose and Power.” Ms. Ashe enhanced her understanding of Lincoln’s professional and personal life, including pre-war and Civil War society, as well as the foreign implications of the American Civil War, and is sharing the knowledge with her eighth grade U.S. history students. Why would Ms. Ashe travel to Oxford to study the American CiWhy travel to Oxford to study the Civil War? “The professor who wrote the book and gave the lectures is settled there,” explains Ms. Ashe. She especially enjoyed learning more about foreign implications of the war. “Great Britain and France felt pressure to support both sides. The US felt strongly that they should Catherine Ashe and not recognize the ConfederaRichard Carwardine cy as an independent country. The leaders of Great Britain knew it was bad for their economy and political influence to upset the US. At the same time, the Confederate states were convinced that they could manipulate foreign support in their favor because of their large cotton supply, which had prevented Great Britain from supporting the Confederacy at the beginning of the war. Throughout the war, Great Britain began to see its differences from the Confederacy and would not give its full support and recognition unless military victory was certain. It never was.”
Many of these programs were made possible by the St. George’s Fund for Faculty Excellence, which supports the ongoing education, training, academic enrichment and retention of faculty members.
2014 - 2015
ANNUAL REPORT The 2014-2015 Annual Report is a celebration of those who have financially supported St. George’s Episcopal School and its programs. The generous support from our current parents, grandparents, Trustees, faculty and staff, alumni families and friends enables us to carry forward our mission and offer an exceptional learning experience that is uniquely St. George’s. We could not maintain our standard of excellence without you.
We give special thanks to the volunteers of the Parents Group and Dads Club, who organize school events each year such as Knight at City Park, the annual Soirée, Book Week and Family Night at Rock ‘n Bowl. Thank you to all the parents and friends whose time and effort make these events successful, and to our school families, alumni families, corporations and foundations who support them.
Financial Information 2014– 2015 Fiscal Year 86.6 Tuition & Fees
Programs 8.2 Auxillary & Other Revenue
5.2 Charitable Contributions
74.1 Salaries & Benefits 14.7 General & Administrative
6.7 Maintenance & Plant 4.5 Programs & Services
For additional information about St. George’s fundraising efforts or to make a contribution, please contact the Advancement Office at firstname.lastname@example.org or (504) 891-5509. Although we strive for complete accuracy, we encourage our supporters to make us aware of any errors or omissions that might have occurred in the 2014-2015 Annual Report.
2014- 2015 2014-2015 ANNUAL GIVING
2014-2015 ANNUAL GIVING VOLUNTEERS
The 2014-2015 Annual Giving Campaign was immensely successful thanks to our parents, alumni, grandparents, faculty and friends. Supporters of St. George’s surpassed the $190,000 goal and raised more than $224,000!
These funds are essential to St. George’s, supporting areas such as faculty salaries, professional development, tuition assistance, and many other resources that contribute to unique learning experiences for students and teachers. Also this year, St. George’s participated in the second annual GiveNOLA Day, organized by the Greater New Orleans Foundation. During this one day of giving, St. George’s received $16,820 from 113 donors. With the addition of dollars from GNOF’s Lagniappe Fund, St. George’s received a total of $17,250. Thank you to all of the generous donors indicated below who participated.* Thank you for your support of the 2014-2015 Annual Giving Campaign.
Annual Giving Co-Chairs Greg and Liz Schafer
Class Representatives: Rachel Alltmont Jennifer Brammell Kimberly Collins Lee Anne Garner Dione Joseph-Breckenridge Mary Killackey Norma Kimble Amie Krake
Tim Leach Margaret Ann Minihan Christine Perrin Cabrina Phillips Lynn Lelong Shay Randolph Carrie Wachtel
2014-2015 ANNUAL GIVING DONORS We gratefully acknowledge all donors to the 2014-2015 Annual Giving Campaign. *
GiveNOLA Day participant
DONORS BY GIVING LEVEL Knights of St. George ($10,000.00 +) Dr. and Mrs. Brett Casey Sr. Mike and Lynn Coatney Family Foundation Fund Mr. and Mrs. Michael Kimble Dr. and Mrs. Carlos Rodriguez-Fierro
Chairman’s Club ($5,000.00 +) Mr. and Mrs. Janssen L. Casey Mr. and Mrs. Miguel Elias Mr. and Mrs. David Garner Mr. and Mrs. Kyle Graffagnini Mr. Aaron J. Middleberg Mr. and Mrs. Robert Wiegand II* Mr. Donglai Yang and Dr. Hong Xin
Benefactor ($2,500.00 +)
Mr. and Mrs. Robert Bergeron* Mr. and Mrs. Frank Christiana Mr. and Mrs. George Denegre Jr.* Mr. Mark and Dr. Sara Fernandez Dr. and Mrs. R. Clay Gould* Mr. Paul J. Leaman Jr. Mr. and Mrs. Leon Nowalsky* Mr. Alistair Salisbury and Ms. Tanya Mennear Mr. and Mrs. T. Gregory Schafer*
Shield of St. George ($1,500.00 +) Dr. and Mrs. Mead A. Allison* Mr. and Mrs. Jack Benjamin BES Acquisition Co., LLC Dr. and Mrs. Warren Billings Mr. and Mrs. Van Bohn Mr. and Mrs. James Dugan Dr. and Mrs. Robert Eichberger* Mr. and Mrs. Raymond B. Falk Mr. Hanley Gremillion and Mr. Joel Vanderlick Drs. Michael Grieb and Joy Cohen Mr. and Mrs. William Horvath Mr. Rob Hudak and Ms. Jen Harper Dr. Vivek Huilgol and Dr. Natalie Bzowej Mr. and Mrs. Dale Kaliszeski* Mr. and Mrs. Bruce Lelong Mr. and Mrs. R. Jackson Little* Mr. and Mrs. Ray Martin* Mr. and Mrs. Brendan Minihan Sr.* Mr. and Mrs. Kip Patron Dr. Tim Pettitt Dr. Jennifer Raeder* Mr. and Mrs. Robert Suggs*
Headmaster’s Cup ($1,087.00 +)
Mr. and Mrs. Jeffrey Alltmont Mr. and Mrs. Graham Borst Mr. and Mrs. Harry Brammell Mr. Michael DeGeorge and Ms. Deborah Hinson* Mr. and Mrs. Mark Dodart* Drs. Hazem and Marna Eissa Mr. and Mrs. John Endom* Mr. and Mrs. David Gaines Dr. and Mrs. James Lam Mr. and Mrs. Dana Leaman Mr. and Mrs. Mark McCarthy Ms. Marcia MacArthur* Mr. and Mrs. Charles N. Monsted III Mr. Eric Revels and Ms. Stephanie Salvaggio Mr. and Mrs. Robert M. Rooney Sr.* Mr. Richard Simmons Sr. Mr. and Mrs. Michael Zhang
Brett Casey, Mary Killackey and Tamara Casey
ANNUAL REPORT Sponsors ($500.00 +)
Mr. and Mrs. Jack Alltmont Mrs. Gloria Almendares* Mr. and Mrs. Michael Bagot Jr.* Mr. and Mrs. Edward Bergin Reverend and Mrs. Alexander Breckinridge IV Mr. and Mrs. Michael Britt* Mr. and Mrs. Philip deV Claverie Sr. Mr. and Mrs. Josh Collen Mr. and Mrs. Richard Cortizas Mr. Peter T. Curtis Ms. Suellen DeRussy* Mr. Julian Feibelman Jr. Dr. Jennifer Garrett Mr. and Mrs. J. Thomas Hamrick Jr. Mr. and Mrs. Steven Hemperley Dr. and Mrs. George C. Hescock Jr.* Mr. and Mrs. William Hess Hivolt Coffee Dr. Cathy Honoré Mr. and Mrs. John Hotard Ms. Lori Keller Mr. and Mrs. Richard Kirschman Mr. and Mrs. Roy E. Lassus Jr. Mr. and Mrs. Joseph R. Lawton III Dr. Timothy Leach and Ms. Myriam Leach Mr. and Mrs. Benjamin Lee Mr. and Mrs. David Loup Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Marnoch* Mr. Patrick B. Michell Mr. and Mrs. David C. Miner Dr. and Mrs. Jody Morris Mr. and Mrs. Arthur W. Nead Mr. and Mrs. Austin Pottinger* Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Prokop* Mr. and Mrs. Christopher Puckett Robert Zetzmann Family Foundation Mr. Howard Shapiro and Ms. Catherine Boozman* Ms. Rhonda Sharkawy Mr. Daniel Shea and Ms. Stephanie Stokes Mr. and Mrs. Richard Simmons Jr.* Dr. and Mrs. Charles C. Smith III Mr. Warner Thomas and Ms. Linda Bacon* Dr. Victor Tuckler and Ms. Shelley Nettles Ms. Michelle Warrick* Mr. Kurt Weigle* Mr. and Mrs. John Whelan
Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Accardo Jr. Dr. Mark Allen and Ms. Jennifer Bernard* Ms. Effie Anderson Vanessa Andrews 2 Anonymous Donors Miss Aimée Antoine Mr. and Mrs. Stephen Armstrong* Ms. Catherine Ashe Ms. Caroline G. Avegno* Dr. Jennifer Avegno Mr. and Mrs. Timothy R. Avegno* Ms. Lynn Bailey Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Bailey Dr. and Mrs. Neil Baum Mr. and Mrs. Herbert L. Bennett Dr. Joseph Berendzen and Ms. Tracy Buccino* Mr. and Mrs. Stephen J. Bernard* Rev. and Mrs. Gayle Bone Mr. and Mrs. Stephen Borengasser* Mr. and Mrs. Marcus Boyd Mrs. Stephanie Boyd Mr. and Mrs. Charles R. Brammell Mr. and Mrs. Paul Brannon Mr. and Mrs. Alexander Breckinridge*
Ms. Chanel Brennan Mr. and Mrs. David Broussard Mr. and Mrs. Mark Brown Mr. and Mrs. Larry Busch Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Campion Mr. and Mrs. Christian Cancienne Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Cannon Dr. John Carlson and Dr. Caroline Campion Mr. and Mrs. Court Carrere* Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Carrigan Ms. Brigette Chapman Mr. and Mrs. Warren Chapoton Mr. and Mrs. Donald Charles Ms. Dimi Chisholm* Mr. and Mrs. Philip Claverie Jr.* Ms. Sarah Clinton Mr. and Mrs. Tyler Coatney Ms. Cindy Cocke* Mr. and Mrs. Benny Collins Ms. Kimberly Collins Constructing Intellectual Minds (Bricks4Kidz) Dr. and Mrs. Donald Costello Mr. and Mrs. Guy Curry* Mr. and Mrs. Donald Danner Mr. and Mrs. Valeton Dansereau Mr. and Mrs. Josh Danzig Dr. and Mrs. Charles Davenport Mr. and Mrs. Eric Davis Sr. Mr. Mark Davis and Ms. Susan Norris-Davis Dr. and Mrs. Mathieu De Schutter Ms. Betty DeCell Mr. John DeCell and Dr. Mary Killackey Mr. and Mrs. Husted DeRussy Ms. Shelia Dixon Ms. Patricia Drummond Rev. Richard Easterling* Mr. C.J. El-Dahr* Drs. Samir and Jane El-Dahr* Ms. Katherine Ellis Mr. David Engles Mr. and Mrs. Paul Erny Mr. and Mrs. Lester B. Falgoust Mr. Matthew Fanelli and Dr. Lisa Barbiero Mrs. Margie Fell Mr. and Mrs. J. Scott Ferguson Mr. Robert Pinheiro and Ms. Amélie Ferré-Pinheiro Dr. Sylvia Fields Ms. Kelly Finegan Mr. and Mrs. Arnold Finkelstein Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Firkaly-Paciera Mr. and Mrs. Michael Fisackerly Ms. Ava Fontenot* Ms. Avery Friedman Ms. Millie Fuller Dr. and Mrs. Harold A. Fuselier Jr. Mr. and Mrs. John Prentice Fuselier Ms. Kacie Fuselier* Mr. and Mrs. Marion Gandy Mr. and Mrs. Weston Ganucheau Mr. and Mrs. Robert Garda* Mr. and Mrs. Winston F. Gardner Jr. Mrs. Patsy Gibbons Mr. and Mrs. George M. Gilly Mr. and Mrs. Robert Goeke Dr. and Mrs. Melvin H. Gold Jr.* Ms. Jennifer Graham Mr. and Mrs. Michael Granier Mr. and Mrs. Kevin Granier* Mr. and Mrs. Scott C. Griffith* Ms. Josie Gristina* Mr. Alan Guenther and Ms. Jeannine Roques Mr. and Mrs. Charles V. Guilbault Jr. Mrs. Lisa Gadd Guillot* Mr. and Mrs. Paul Harang*
Mrs. Ann Harris Mr. and Mrs. Bruce Hayden Mr. and Mrs. Norbert Henry* Mr. and Mrs. Jeffrey Hoerner Sr. Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Hoffman Mr. and Mrs. Peter H. Hopkins Mr. and Mrs. James S. Hotard Mrs. Barbara Hotchkiss Dr. and Mrs. David Hotchkiss Mr. and Mrs. D. Douglas Howard Jr. Ms. Rita Hubbard Ms. Donna Jimerson* Mr. and Mrs. Brian Johnson* Ms. Hannagan Johnson Mr. Garreth Johnson* Mrs. Dee Dee Johnson Ms. Laura Johnson Dr. Christine Jordan* Dr. Frank Jordan* Mr. Greg Kelley and Ms. Erin Gandy Mr. and Mrs. Shawn Kiefer Mr. and Mrs. David Kinahan* Ms. Janice Kornman Mr. Keith Kornman* Ms. Christine Kruse Ms. Melissa Ladner Mr. and Mrs. David Lavie Mr. and Mrs. Austin Lavin* Mr. and Mrs. Leo Leach Mr. and Mrs. Gregory W. LeBlanc Mr. and Mrs. Charles LeBourgeois Mr. and Mrs. Ken Lee* Mr. Ngawang Legshe and Ms. Jennifer Myhre Mrs. Mona Leingang* Mr. and Mrs. Terry Levasseur Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Liljeberg Sr. Mr. and Mrs. Charles Long Mr. and Mrs. Robert E. Lott Mr. and Mrs. Emanuel Loubier* Ms. Clare Loughran Mr. and Mrs. Emile Marks Mr. and Mrs. Jonathan Martin Mr. and Mrs. Stan Martin Mr. and Mrs. Jose Maruri Jr.* Mr. and Mrs. John Marzullo Mr. Bobby Matthews and Ms. Suzie Fowler* Mr. and Mrs. Casey McAllister Mr. and Mrs. Mike McCall Mr. and Mrs. Adam McConnell Mr. and Mrs. Michael McCrary Mr. and Mrs. Edward McGowan Mr. and Mrs. Kevin Metz Drs. Stephen and Rebecca Metzinger* Mrs. Anne Michaels* Mr. and Mrs. Douglass Mills* Mr. and Mrs. Brendan Minihan Jr.* Ms. Maureen Missavage Mr. and Mrs. Neil Mock Mr. and Mrs. Frank Morton Ms. Jennifer Moseley Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Musa Mr. and Mrs. Foster P. Nash III* Mr. and Mrs. Jimy Negrotto* Mr. and Mrs. Stephen Nieuwenhuizen* Ms. Shawn O’Brien* Dr. and Mrs. Victor Oliver Mr. Joseph W. Firkaly-Paciera Mr. and Mrs. Matthew Parks Mr. and Mrs. Michael Perez Mr. and Mrs. Stephen T. Perkins Mr. and Mrs. Thomas D. Perkins Mr. and Mrs. Ignace A. Perrin III* Mr. Nelvin Perrin and Ms. Amy Perrin* Mr. Theodore L. Perry*
Mr. and Mrs. Adam Perschall Mr. and Mrs. Mike Pharr Ms. Connie Falgoust Philburn Mrs. Lois M. Philburn Mr. and Mrs. Greg Phillips* Mr. and Mrs. John Planchon Mr. and Mrs. JJ Polk* Mr. and Mrs. Glenn Prechac Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence G. Pugh III* Mr. Jon Pult and Ms. Mary Niall Mitchell Mr. and Mrs. Raphael J. Rabalais Jr. Mr. and Mrs. Danny Ragan Mr. and Mrs. Damian Randolph Mr. and Mrs. Christopher Reznik* Mr. and Mrs. Kevin Richards* Dr. and Mrs. Elmore Rigamer Mr. and Mrs. Michael Ruiz* Ms. Antionette L. Salmen* Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Samuels Ms. Constance Sandras Ms. Karin Sandstrand and Mr. Bill Timmons Mr. and Mrs. Christopher Savoy Dr. and Mrs. John Schieffelin* Mr. and Mrs. Steven Schluter Mr. and Mrs. John Segura Drs. Malachi and Claudie Sheahan Mr. and Mrs. Louis Shepard Mr. and Mrs. Stanton Shuler Mr. and Mrs. Gary B. Silbert* Mr. and Mrs. Larry Simpson* Ms. Pam Skehan Mr. and Mrs. Mitchell Smith Dr. and Mrs. James Smith Mr. Michael Soignet and Ms. Allison Danner Mr. and Mrs. William A. Solitario Ms. Stephanie Sonnier Mr. and Mrs. Jonathan Sontag Mr. Gary Spangler and Dr. Krystal Vaughn* Mr. and Mrs. James P. Starr* Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Starr* Mr. and Mrs. Robert Steckler* Ms. Katie Steinhardt Mr. and Mrs. Michael Steinkampf Mr. and Mrs. Richard Stone* Mrs. Carroll Suggs* Mr. Albion C. Sumrell* Mr. and Mrs. Frank J. Sweeney III Mr. David J. Szerlip* Mr. and Mrs. Paul Teall Mr. and Mrs. Balad W. Tebo II Mr. and Mrs. Albert A. Thibodeaux Drs. Robert and Polly Thomas* Ms. Oresta Tkaczuk Mr. and Mrs. Mark Tuminaro Ms. Gwendolyn B. van Benthuysen Mr. and Mrs. W. W. van Benthuysen Jr. Mrs. Daisy M. VanDenburgh Mr. and Mrs. Rajendran Varadaraj* Mr. and Mrs. Jonathan Wachtel Waggonner & Ball Architects APC* Mr. Matthew Waldron Mr. and Mrs. Lee Walker Mr. and Mrs. Richard E. Wegmann Mr. and Mrs. Louis R. Wejnert III* Mr. and Mrs. Martin West* Mr. and Mrs. Jack Wilson Ms. Tanisha Wilson Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Wink Jr. Dr. James Wise Mr. and Mrs. Trey Woods Ms. Erin Yaggy* Mr. and Mrs. Peter Yao
2014- 2015 Mr. and Mrs. Robert Steckler Mr. and Mrs. Rajendran Varadaraj Ms. Michelle Warrick
DONORS BY CONSTITUENCY Parent Donors by Class Class of 2015
Dr. and Mrs. Mead A. Allison Mrs. Stephanie Boyd Mr. and Mrs. Paul Brannon Mr. and Mrs. Christian Cancienne Mr. and Mrs. Frank Christiana Dr. and Mrs. Charles Davenport Drs. Michael Grieb and Joy Cohen Mr. Alan Guenther and Ms. Jeannine Roques Dr. Christine Jordan Dr. Frank Jordan Mr. and Mrs. Dale Kaliszeski Mr. and Mrs. Emanuel Loubier Mr. Patrick B. Michell Mr. and Mrs. Ignace A. Perrin III Dr. Tim Pettitt Dr. Jennifer Raeder
Class of 2016
Dr. and Mrs. Brett Casey Sr. Mr. Mark Davis and Ms. Susan Norris-Davis Mr. and Mrs. J. Thomas Hamrick Jr. Mr. and Mrs. Steven Hemperley Mr. and Mrs. John Hotard Mr. and Mrs. Charles Long Mr. and Mrs. David Loup Mr. and Mrs. Leon Nowalsky Dr. Tim Pettitt Mr. and Mrs. Richard Simmons Jr. Mr. and Mrs. Jonathan Wachtel
CLASS OF 2017
Dr. Jennifer Avegno Mr. and Mrs. Graham Borst Mr. and Mrs. Miguel Elias Mr. and Mrs. John Endom Mr. and Mrs. J. Scott Ferguson Mr. and Mrs. David Gaines Mr. and Mrs. Robert Garda Mr. Alan Guenther and Ms. Jeannine Roques Dr. and Mrs. George C. Hescock Jr. Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Hoffman Mr. Patrick B. Michell Dr. and Mrs. Jody Morris Mr. and Mrs. Kip Patron Dr. Tim Pettitt Ms. Connie Falgoust Philburn Mr. and Mrs. Austin Pottinger Ms. Constance Sandras Dr. Victor Tuckler and Ms. Shelley Nettles
CLASS OF 2018
Mr. and Mrs. Jack Benjamin Mr. and Mrs. Van Bohn Mr. and Mrs. Harry Brammell Mr. and Mrs. Benny Collins Ms. Shelia Dixon Mr. and Mrs. James Dugan Dr. and Mrs. David Hotchkiss Mr. and Mrs. Terry Levasseur Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Liljeberg Sr. Mr. and Mrs. Ray Martin Mr. and Mrs. Greg Phillips Dr. Jennifer Raeder Mr. and Mrs. Steven Schluter
CLASS OF 2019
Mr. and Mrs. Jeffrey Alltmont Dr. Jennifer Avegno Mr. and Mrs. Paul Brannon Mr. and Mrs. Christian Cancienne Dr. John Carlson and Dr. Caroline Campion Dr. and Mrs. Brett Casey Sr. Mr. and Mrs. Josh Danzig Mr. and Mrs. Husted DeRussy Mr. and Mrs. Mark Dodart Drs. Hazem and Marna Eissa Ms. Millie Fuller Dr. and Mrs. R. Clay Gould Mr. Hanley Gremillion and Mr. Joel Vanderlick Mrs. Lisa Gadd Guillot Dr. and Mrs. George C. Hescock Jr. Dr. Cathy HonorĂŠ Dr. and Mrs. David Hotchkiss Mr. and Mrs. Michael Kimble Mr. and Mrs. David Lavie Mr. and Mrs. Dana Leaman Mr. and Mrs. Robert E. Lott Mr. and Mrs. Ray Martin Mr. and Mrs. Michael McCrary Mr. and Mrs. Kevin Metz Mr. and Mrs. Brendan Minihan Jr. Mr. and Mrs. Stephen T. Perkins Mr. and Mrs. Glenn Prechac Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Prokop Mr. and Mrs. Christopher Puckett Dr. and Mrs. Carlos Rodriguez-Fierro Mr. and Mrs. T. Gregory Schafer Ms. Rhonda Sharkawy Drs. Malachi and Claudie Sheahan Mr. and Mrs. Rajendran Varadaraj Mr. Kurt Weigle Ms. Tanisha Wilson
CLASS OF 2020
Mr. and Mrs. Court Carrere Ms. Dimi Chisholm Mr. Matthew Fanelli and Dr. Lisa Barbiero Mr. and Mrs. Kyle Graffagnini Ms. Janice Kornman Mr. Keith Kornman Dr. and Mrs. James Lam Mr. and Mrs. Joseph R. Lawton III Dr. Timothy Leach and Ms. Myriam Leach Mr. and Mrs. Terry Levasseur Drs. Stephen and Rebecca Metzinger Mr. Aaron J. Middleberg Mr. and Mrs. Robert M. Rooney Sr. Mr. and Mrs. Michael Ruiz Dr. and Mrs. John Schieffelin Mr. Gary Spangler and Dr. Krystal Vaughn
CLASS OF 2021
Mr. and Mrs. Warren Chapoton Mr. and Mrs. Philip Claverie Jr. Ms. Kimberly Collins Mr. Mark and Dr. Sara Fernandez Mr. and Mrs. David Garner Mr. and Mrs. Jeffrey Hoerner Sr. Mr. Rob Hudak and Ms. Jen Harper Dr. Vivek Huilgol and Dr. Natalie Bzowej Mr. and Mrs. Michael Kimble Ms. Melissa Ladner
Mr. and Mrs. Bruce Lelong Mr. and Mrs. Adam Perschall Mr. Eric Revels and Ms. Stephanie Salvaggio Mr. and Mrs. Kevin Richards Mr. Alistair Salisbury and Ms. Tanya Mennear Mr. and Mrs. John Segura Ms. Stephanie Sonnier Mr. and Mrs. Robert Suggs Mr. and Mrs. Paul Teall Ms. Erin Yaggy
CLASS OF 2022
Ms. Lynn Bailey Dr. and Mrs. Brett Casey Sr. Mr. and Mrs. James Dugan Mr. and Mrs. Miguel Elias Mr. and Mrs. Michael Fisackerly Mr. and Mrs. Brian Johnson Ms. Melissa Ladner Mr. and Mrs. Jonathan Martin Mr. and Mrs. Damian Randolph Mr. Eric Revels and Ms. Stephanie Salvaggio Mr. Michael Soignet and Ms. Allison Danner
CLASS OF 2023
Anonymous Dr. Jennifer Avegno Mr. and Mrs. Philip Claverie Jr. Dr. and Mrs. Mathieu De Schutter Mr. Michael DeGeorge and Ms. Deborah Hinson Mr. David Engles Mr. and Mrs. Shawn Kiefer Mr. and Mrs. Bruce Lelong Mr. and Mrs. Michael McCrary Drs. Malachi and Claudie Sheahan Mr. and Mrs. Robert Suggs Mr. and Mrs. Albert A. Thibodeaux Mr. Donglai Yang and Dr. Hong Xin
CLASS OF 2024
Anonymous Mr. and Mrs. Alexander Breckinridge Dr. and Mrs. Brett Casey Sr. Mr. and Mrs. Richard Cortizas Dr. and Mrs. Donald Costello Mr. John DeCell and Ms. Mary Killackey Mr. and Mrs. John Prentice Fuselier Ms. Lori Keller and Dr. Jennifer Garrett Mr. Greg Kelley and Ms. Erin Gandy Mr. and Mrs. David Kinahan Mr. and Mrs. Benjamin Lee Mr. Ngawang Legshe and Ms. Jennifer Myhre Mr. and Mrs. Edward McGowan Mr. and Mrs. Stephen Nieuwenhuizen Mr. Nelvin Perrin and Ms. Amy Perrin Mr. Jon Pult and Mrs. Mary Niall Mitchell Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Samuels Mr. and Mrs. John Segura Mr. and Mrs. Paul Teall Mr. and Mrs. Peter Yao
2 Anonymous Donors Dr. Mark Allen and Ms. Jennifer Bernard Dr. Joseph Berendzen and Ms. Tracy Buccino Mr. and Mrs. Alexander Breckinridge Mr. and Mrs. Tyler Coatney Mr. and Mrs. Josh Collen Mr. and Mrs. Richard Cortizas Dr. and Mrs. Donald Costello Mr. and Mrs. John Prentice Fuselier
Mr. and Mrs. Weston Ganucheau Mr. and Mrs. Kyle Graffagnini Mr. and Mrs. Kevin Granier Mr. and Mrs. William Horvath Ms. Lori Keller and Dr. Jennifer Garrett Mr. Greg Kelley and Ms. Erin Gandy Mr. and Mrs. Norbert Henry Mr. and Mrs. David Kinahan Mr. and Mrs. Benjamin Lee Mr. Ngawang Legshe and Ms. Jennifer Myhre Mr. and Mrs. Edward McGowan Mr. and Mrs. Stephen Nieuwenhuizen Mr. and Mrs. JJ Polk Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence G. Pugh III Mr. and Mrs. Christopher Reznik Mr. and Mrs. John Segura Mr. and Mrs. James Starr Mr. and Mrs. Trey Woods
Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Accardo Jr. Mr. and Mrs. Jack Alltmont Mrs. Gloria Almendares Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Bailey Mr. and Mrs. Edward Bergin Mr. and Mrs. Stephen J. Bernard Dr. and Mrs. Warren Billings Mr. and Mrs. Charles R. Brammell Mr. and Mrs. Larry Busch Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Campion Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Carrigan Mr. and Mrs. Janssen L. Casey Mr. and Mrs. Donald Charles Mr. and Mrs. Frank Christiana Mr. and Mrs. Philip deV Claverie Sr. Mike and Lynn Coatney Family Foundation Fund Mr. and Mrs. Valeton Dansereau Ms. Betty DeCell Ms. Suellen DeRussy Ms. Patricia Drummond Dr. and Mrs. Robert Eichberger Mr. and Mrs. Paul Erny Mr. and Mrs. Lester B. Falgoust Mr. Julian Feibelman Jr. Dr. Sylvia Fields Mr. and Mrs. Arnold Finkelstein Dr. and Mrs. Harold A. Fuselier Jr. Mr. and Mrs. George M. Gilly Mr. and Mrs. Michael Granier Ms. Josie Gristina Mrs. Ann Harris Mr. and Mrs. William Hess Mrs. Barbara Hotchkiss Dr. and Mrs. James Lam Mr. and Mrs. Leo Leach Mr. Paul J. Leaman Jr. Mr. and Mrs. Gregory W. LeBlanc Mr. and Mrs. Charles LeBourgeois Mr. and Mrs. Ken Lee Ms. Marcia MacArthur Mr. and Mrs. Emile Marks Mr. and Mrs. Stan Martin Mr. and Mrs. Brendan Minihan Sr. Mr. and Mrs. Charles N. Monsted III Dr. and Mrs. Victor Oliver Mr. and Mrs. Thomas D. Perkins Mr. and Mrs. Mike Pharr Mrs. Lois M. Philburn Mr. and Mrs. John Planchon Mr. and Mrs. Raphael J. Rabalais Jr. Mr. and Mrs. Danny Ragan Dr. and Mrs. Elmore Rigamer
ANNUAL REPORT Ms. Antionette L. Salmen Mr. Richard Simmons Sr. Mr. and Mrs. William A. Solitario Mr. and Mrs. Michael Steinkampf Mr. and Mrs. Richard Stone Mrs. Carroll Suggs Mr. and Mrs. Frank J. Sweeney III Drs. Robert and Polly Thomas Ms. Oresta Tkaczuk Mr. and Mrs. Lee Walker Mr. and Mrs. Louis R. Wejnert III Mr. and Mrs. John Whelan Mr. and Mrs. Sonny Wiegand II Mr. and Mrs. Jack Wilson Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Wink Jr. Dr. James Wise
Ms. Effie Anderson Miss Vanessa Andrews Miss Aimee Antoine Mr. and Mrs. Stephen Armstrong Ms. Catherine Ashe Ms. Caroline G. Avegno Mr. and Mrs. Michael Bagot Jr. Mr. and Mrs. Stephen Borengasser Mr. and Mrs. Marcus Boyd Ms. Chanel Brennan Mr. and Mrs. Michael Britt Mr. and Mrs. David Broussard Ms. Brigette Chapman Mr. and Mrs. Philip Claverie Jr. Ms. Sarah Clinton Mr. and Mrs. Tyler Coatney Mr. and Mrs. Guy Curry Mr. and Mrs. Eric Davis Sr. Rev. Richard Easterling Dr. and Mrs. Robert Eichberger Ms. Katherine Ellis Mrs. Margie Fell Mr. Robert Pinheiro and Ms. Amélie Ferré-Pinheiro Ms. Kelly Finegan Ms. Ava Fontenot Ms. Avery Friedman
Ms. Kacie Fuselier Mr. and Mrs. Weston Ganucheau Mr. and Mrs. Robert Garda Mrs. Patsy Gibbons Mr. and Mrs. Robert Goeke Ms. Jennifer Graham Mr. and Mrs. Kevin Granier Mr. and Mrs. Scott C. Griffith Mr. and Mrs. Paul Harang Mr. and Mrs. Bruce Hayden Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Hoffman Mr. and Mrs. Peter H. Hopkins Ms. Donna Jimerson Ms. Hannagan Johnson Mrs. Dee Dee Johnson Ms. Laura Johnson Ms. Christine Kruse Ms. Melissa Ladner Mr. and Mrs. Roy E. Lassus Jr. Mrs. Mona Leingang Mr. and Mrs. Terry Levasseur Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Liljeberg Sr. Ms. Clare Loughran Mr. and Mrs. Jonathan Martin Ms. Suzie Fowler and Mr. Bobby Matthews Mr. and Mrs. Casey McAllister Mr. and Mrs. Mike McCall Mr. and Mrs. Adam McConnell Mr. and Mrs. David C. Miner Ms. Maureen Missavage Mr. and Mrs. Neil Mock Mr. and Mrs. Frank Morton Ms. Jennifer Moseley Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Musa Mr. and Mrs. Jimy Negrotto Mr. and Mrs. Michael Perez Mr. and Mrs. Ignace A. Perrin III Ms. Connie Falgoust Philburn Mr. and Mrs. Michael Ruiz Ms. Karin Sandstrand and Mr. Bill Timmons Mr. and Mrs. Christopher Savoy Mr. and Mrs. John Segura Mr. and Mrs. Larry Simpson Ms. Pam Skehan Mr. and Mrs. Mitchell Smith
St. George’s Endowment: Securing Our Future We are grateful for the generosity of the following donors who have made a Leadership Gift to the Endowment Fund. Their gifts will provide financial support and stability for the school for generations to come. Gifts below were committed between July 1, 2014-June 30, 2015. Dr. and Mrs. Robert Eichberger Mr. Paul D. Cordes Jr. Mr. and Mrs. R. Jackson Little Gustaf W. McIlhenny Family Foundation Mr. and Mrs. T. Gregory Schafer Mr. and Mrs. F. M. Ball Jr. Cahn Family Foundation
Dr. and Mrs. James Smith Mr. and Mrs. Jonathan Sontag Mr. and Mrs. Robert Steckler Ms. Katie Steinhardt Mr. and Mrs. Paul Teall Mr. and Mrs. Mark Tuminaro Ms. Gwendolyn B. van Benthuysen Mr. Matthew Waldron Mr. and Mrs. Richard E. Wegmann Mr. and Mrs. Martin West Mr. and Mrs. Trey Woods
Ryan and Janssen Casey with their Grandmother, Mary Casey
Jennifer Brammell, Carrie Wachtel and Laurie Leaman
Marie Cahn, Enzo Solitario and Elaine Eichberger
Rylan Claverie with Philip and Laura Claverie
Jane and Conrad Meyer
Honor/Memorial Donors St. George’s gratefully acknowledges those donors who have made a gift in memory of a loved one or in honor of a loved one’s birthday, anniversary or other special occasion. All honor memorial gifts go into the St. George’s Endowment to benefit not only our current students but also future generations. Gifts below were committed between July 1, 2014-June 30, 2015. In memory of Michael R. Boh Mr. Carter Patteson
In honor of Blake Boyd Mrs. Stephanie Boyd
In memory of Walter Joseph Suthon III Mr. and Mrs. M. Beckett Howorth III
In memory of Ian Wolfson Mr. and Mrs. James L. Cahn
In memory of Mark Fell
Mr. and Mrs. Michael Bagot Jr. Mr. and Mrs. James L. Cahn Dr. and Mrs. Robert Eichberger Mr. and Mrs. George M. Gilly Mr. Julian H. Good Jr. Ms. Suzie Fowler and Mr. Bobby Matthews Ms. Connie Falgoust Philburn Ms. Lynn E. Pyke Mr. and Mrs. Stephen Remsberg Mr. and Mrs. Larry Simpson St. George’s Episcopal School St. George’s Episcopal School’s Resource Department
2014- 2015 Special Funds Thanks to the generosity of the St. George’s community, several special funds have been established to pay tribute to loved ones while also supporting important strategic initiatives of the school. These funds provide support for faculty professional development and retention, financial assistance to families, campus preservation and student scholarship awards. The Fund for Faculty Excellence Mr. and Mrs. Burt H. Keenan Target
Val Kehoe Scholarship for Resource Services
Ms. Suzie Fowler and Mr. Bobby Matthews The Stanley W. Ray, Jr. Philanthropic and Civic Trust
Lelong Family Fund Betsey King Award The Betsey King Award was established in 2013 by Mr. and Mrs. Bruce Lelong to recognize an outstanding member of the St. George’s faculty. It also serves to honor founding head of St. George’s, Betsey King, who was a beloved and dedicated teacher, as well as fundraiser and supporter of St. George’s.
Arthur Carroll Waters, III, Spirit Award Fund The Arthur Carroll Waters, III, Spirit Award Fund was created in 2011 in memory of Arthur Waters, a former St. George’s student and “a friend to all.” This award has been established by Peter, Bonnie and Natalie Waters, and their family and friends, to honor Arthur’s legacy. The award recognizes a current St. George’s student who exhibits school pride and good citizenship. The honoree also receives a partial tuition scholarship. Through the generosity of the Waters family and friends, the fund stands at over $223,000.
2015 recipient Katie Williams ’16
St. George’s gratefully acknowledges donors to the Arthur Carroll Waters, III, Spirit Award Fund from July 1, 2014 – June 30, 2015 Mr. and Mrs. William H. Brundige Jr. Mr. and Mrs. Walter Carroll Jr. Mr. and Mrs. G. Anthony Gelderman, III Mr. and Mrs. Michael S. Giovingo Sr. Mr. Thomas M. Gordon Mr. and Mrs. Gerard E. Henry Mr. and Mrs. Burt H. Keenan Mr. and Mrs. L. Moye Sanders Mr. and Mrs. Michael F. Schott
Mr. and Mrs. Larry Simpson Mr. Joseph B. Stahl Mr. and Mrs. Patrick Summerour Mrs. Anne Reily Sutherlin Mr. and Mrs. Peter B. Waters Mr. and Mrs. J. Parham Werlein The Estate of Elizabeth M. White Mr. and Mrs. E. Burton White III
OTHER DESIGNATED GIFTS 2015 RECIPIENT: Middle School Language Arts Teacher Tanya Musa with her husband, Andrew, and son, Jacob.
Mr. and Mrs. James L. Cahn Compliance Solutions Inc. Mr. and Mrs. Gordon C. Dumont Mrs. Margie Fell First Choice Technologies, Inc. Geneva Capital Solutions Jessica Greenberg Hunt Telecommunications LLC Mr. and Mrs. Mark Kas perczyk
Mr. James Lynch Mr. Aaron J. Middleberg Mr. Eli Manning The NFL Foundation Mr. and Mrs. Leon Nowalsky Riverbend Telecom, Inc. Sidney Steabman TMI Corporation
The St. George’s Endowment OUR
The St. George’s Endowment will provide stability in the coming decades and create an opportunity for growth at St. George’s. By supporting the St. George’s Endowment, you will not only be leaving a lasting legacy but Securing Our Future.
Members of the Headmaster’s Circle: Rob and Elaine Eichberger, Ann and Robert Boh, Milly and George Denegre, Ellen and Mac Ball, Bruce and Lynn Lelong.
Please join us in making a lasting gift to St. George’s Episcopal School. There are many reasons to support St. George’s: to express gratitude to dedicated teachers, to give back to the school that was instrumental in building one’s educational foundation, to ensure that others are able to experience a quality education that builds confidence in each student. Whatever the reason for giving, at the heart of each gift is the will to make a difference, to provide the St. George’s community with the means to continue to impact student lives and prepare each student for future success. Your gift today will be essential in Securing Our Future! If you would like more information on how your gift can have a lasting impact, please contact our Advancement Office at 504-891-5509. 2015-2016
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