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Tatnall Fall 2013

Not Your Garden Variety Education A closer look at Tatnall’s environmental science program

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C o n t en t s 1

Foreword from the Head of School

2 Not Your Garden Variety Education 6 Catching Up

Commencement, Class of 2013, May Day and Field Day


Spring 2013 Athletic Highlights


Student Awards

Middle and Upper School Tatnall awards

14 Student Achievements

Regional and national recognitions and awards


Faculty Notes

19 Ancient Art Brought to Life in Rome

By Mary-Beth Howard, Middle School language arts teacher

20 The Trip of a Lifetime

By Joyce Strojny, Middle/Upper School French teacher


New Faculty and Retirements

22 Alumni

Class Notes, Receptions and Annual Golf Classic


In Memoriam

On the Cover: Upper School students Katherine Finio ‘15 and Kassidy McIntosh-Charlton ‘15. Story, page 2.


From the Head of School

Year After Year, Tatnall Professionals Contribute to the World Around Us


he human infant comes into this world with more potential and greater dependency than any other creature on the planet. Over an extended period of time, the task for our children is to learn how to master their

person and their world. The development of this unlimited potential is completely dependent upon the love, guidance and attention of adults. In this sense, every adult that touches the life of a child is a teacher. As such, teachers have an eternal presence throughout the human life journey. Those of us who teach at Tatnall are fortunate. We have the opportunity to repay the debt that we incurred when we were mentored, taught and nurtured by the adults who surrounded us as children. Professional teachers have the opportunity to contribute to the development of many lives over an extended period of time. These years of investment allow them to witness the great transformation from child to young adult. Tatnall is strong today because we are home to many of these professionals who have committed themselves to the positive development of children. These adult lives gain value through the touch of the children, and the children’s lives are richer because of the nurture and support of dedicated adults. In addition to this student-centered blessing, we who work at Tatnall are located on a beautiful campus with outstanding facilities. Most importantly, our experience includes a superb staff, loyal alumni and wonderfully talented students. Every year is critically important in the life of a child. As I progress through my final year at Tatnall, I will continue to focus on the quality of our program and the experience of the students. All of the school’s planning efforts will reflect these objectives. The Tatnall School today is ideally and uniquely positioned to meet the educational needs of the children of the greater Wilmington area. As such, the wider community is made stronger because of our institutional presence and because of the lives that are nurtured here. Sincerely yours,

Eric G. Ruoss Head of School

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From the Head of School

Not Your Garden Variety Education factors, Mrs. Frances D.S. Tatnall


include a wide variety of habitats, fields,

envisioned the school she founded

wetlands and streams, as well as unique

providing students a space that invited them

flora and fauna. Additionally, the Tatnall

to spend time outdoors. William Winder

community has access to much of the

“Chick” Laird Jr., Tatnall’s first board

adjoining 400-acre Downs Conservancy

president, was guided by that vision when

located on the corner of Lancaster Pike and

he assisted in the purchase of Sedgely and

highway 141.

mong its many distinguishing

the surrounding land, the “green oasis”

“Chick’s sister, Alletta Downs, had a

he called it. And the leaders that followed

strong interest in land preservation and put

have each championed a basic tenet of the

all of her property in conservancy,” said

Tatnall philosophy—the school’s campus

Ruoss. “For more than 15 years, Tatnall has

is an integral component—not just the

been utilizing the Downs Conservancy for

location—of a Tatnall education.

educational purposes, further expanding

“The Tatnall property was purchased

the resources we provide our students.

with a purpose, and we need to honor that

Additionally, the conservancy donates a

purpose,” said Eric Ruoss, Tatnall head

generous gift each year to be put towards

of school. “While many may believe our

our environmental science program.”

environmental science program is new, it

The result, he said, is a focus unique

has in fact been in place since the school’s

among schools of Tatnall’s kind. In all

founding. Today, the program so many

grades, Tatnall students apply lessons from

of our faculty, students and alumni have

the classrooms of the school’s buildings to

come to know as the environmental science

their findings in the boundless classroom

program is an organized curriculum that

that surrounds them.

relies on resources Tatnall has always had.”


Tatnall’s approximately 110 acres

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Growing Importance “Our campus enables students to apply what they learn in the classroom to the real world,” said Sharon Kreamer, science department head. “Utilizing the campus is a multidisciplinary practice. It makes the learning real and encourages them to take ownership of the world around them.” As educators place more and more focus on science, technology, engineering and math (commonly referred to as STEM), Tatnall’s environmental science program stands out as an effective tool in that effort to prepare students for the world awaiting them upon graduation. “The school has always been STEM savy, but the importance of using your environmental resources has increased,” said Kreamer. “A lot of the problems in the next century will deal with STEM to some degree, whether it is solving our country’s energy needs or providing clean water. We are preparing our students to be decision makers for the problems their generation will face.”

Tatnall Campus at a Glance Facilities ■■

110-acre environmentally diverse campus


400-acre Downs Conservancy


State-of-the-art science laboratories for every age division


Registered arboretum that features more than 200 trees and the largest Northern Red Oak specimen in the state


Preschool Wildlife Habitat certified by the National Wildlife Federation




Preschool Native Plant Garden certified by the National Wildlife


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Middle School Native Plant Garden certified by the National Wildlife Federation


Lower School Native Plant Garden (in certification process)

forth. We want our students to understand

Environmental Science Clubs

the goal is for students to leave with a

the relationship between all academic


Biotechnology Club

healthy appreciation of their environment.

disciplines, and our program is reflective


Environmental Club

That process begins by taking the students

of this.”


Biomedical Club


Birding Club

Kreamer and Ruoss both agree that

outside to experience nature first-hand.

The program particularly benefits the

Such visits, Ruoss said, serve as ideal

Preschool and Lower School because

Future Initiatives

multi-disciplinary approaches while

they don’t have to transport the younger


providing proper context for the diverse

students off campus in order to get the

Delaware Nature Society staff,

lessons of the program.

hands-on learning experience. Having

Delaware and New Castle County

all the resources on campus allows for

Master Gardeners, University of

includes all of the hard sciences—

spontaneous outings, animal tracking and

Delaware College of Agriculture

chemistry, biology and physics,” Ruoss

plant identification sessions for Tatnall’s

faculty and Hagley Museum staff

said. “The world around us is integrated

youngest students.

“The environmental science program

and complex, not cleanly divided into the categories of math, science, art and so


“I don’t know of any school that serves

Work with local experts including

Student-designed, self-guided nature and walking trails

the range of ages we do, age 3 through


Summer programs

grade 12, all on one campus combined with


Expand ongoing projects including

the environmental science opportunities we

Cornell University Winter Feeder

have,” Ruoss stated.

Project, Stroud Water Research Center Leaf Pack Network stream

Comprehensive Facilities

studies, seining at Cape Henlopen State Park and wetlands/horseshoe crab studies at St. Jones Reserve

In addition to Tatnall’s great outdoors, another key piece of the environmental


Explore conservation easement

science program is the school’s “great

to limit future development on

indoors.” With state-of-the-art laboratories

Tatnall’s grounds

in every division, students have the Fall |



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advantage of collecting data from the field

already labeled approximately 50 percent

Barker, for example, has told colleagues

and then analyzing that data without having

of the non-native trees with small blue

about her students’ experiences—and their

to leave campus.

aluminum tags. Each tree’s species name

contributions to the program as a whole.

“What is very unique from a formal

“Last spring, the seventh grade students

positioning satellites, is being entered into

and Middle School Landscaping Club

external and internal laboratories on the

a growing database that will be available to

installed the Native Plant Garden that is

same site,” Ruoss explained. “Many nature

students, parents, faculty and visitors

now enthusiastically growing outside my

centers and conservancies alike have

soon. Bookman adds that upon the

classroom,” said Barker. “Taking care of it

access to nature, but they don’t have the

project’s completion, the school may apply

and learning about native plants are

laboratories we have. Our students have the

to the Morton Register of Arboreta to

part of the seventh grade environmental

distinct advantage of being able to go out

gain certification.

science curriculum.”

in the field and then test their samples here on campus.” “Rarely do we need to take students off

Tatnall also houses other nationally

Another part of the Middle School

certified habitats. Both the Preschool

environmental science curriculum includes

Wildlife Habitat and the campus’s Native

extensive water sampling. As part of the

campus to observe or study environmental

Plant Gardens are certified by the National

year-long Adopt-a-Spot project, the seventh

features that are not found on campus,”

Wildlife Association.

graders mark off 10 x 10-meter plots across

said Peter Bookman, Upper School science teacher. “As a result, students have immediate access to incredible resources on a daily basis.” Lower School science teacher Greg

The Curriculum The curriculum of the environmental science program has grown throughout the

the campus, including parts of several Tatnall streams. The students then analyze the site during the year to track changes. “We visit the sites every month for the

years, becoming more formally organized

entire school year, documenting changes,

Mentzer added, “When a student watches

and comprehensive. Age-appropriate labs

taking chemical data and looking for

the withered petals of a pollinated flower

in every division, for example, have helped

organisms,” said Barker. “At the end of the

begin to fall and the pistil slowly change

grow a consistent curriculum that includes

year, the student groups assess the health,

into a seed pod or fruit in the laboratory,

experiments and data analysis from

or relative health, of our Tatnall streams and

and then walks outside to one of our fields

Preschool through graduation.

then write a project and report with

or natural areas to watch the same process, the impact of the lesson is much greater.” Tatnall is even looking to develop

“During the process of defining the

the information.”

program, we have eliminated duplication

Even Preschool students are sharing

and filled in the gaps,” said Ruoss. “We

their observations of the environment, said

partnerships with local government and

have created a vertical curriculum,

Nancy Flanagan, Preschool science teacher.

environmental nonprofit organizations that

beginning in Preschool and ending in

“Our curriculum has evolved and

don’t have their own labs. This mutually

grade 12. Our curriculum was a result

grown exponentially, especially since the

beneficial relationship will allow Tatnall to

of organizing and articulating what had

outdoor Certified Wildlife Habitat was

expand and advance the program.

already been in place at Tatnall for years.”

established in 2003. Our students are

Outside of the labs, the school is

A key aspect of the curriculum is

gaining experience observing, documenting

applying today’s technology to further

teacher collaboration. By sitting down

and researching their environment,” said

catalogue its oldest resource. Bookman

and comparing what each division does

Flanagan. “Exposing young children to

estimates the arboretum that is the Tatnall

to incorporate the environment into their

nature provides a firm foundation of science

campus features more than 1,000 trees—

daily lessons, teachers are able to share

skills for life—how to explore, wonder,

including the largest Northern Red Oak

information and develop new ideas on how

question, collect data, share information

specimen in the state—and represents more

to expand the curriculum.

and reflect with others. We combine those

than 100 species. An ongoing project has 4

and location, as determined by global

curricular point of view is we house the

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Middle School science teacher Karen

with other essential skills like reading,

counting and color identification during their time outdoors.”

The Future Like the plants and wildlife at the heart of Tatnall’s outdoor classroom, the school’s environmental science program continues

“Our program has the potential to

and field studies produce students more

Delaware and the region,” said Ruoss. “I

literate in the subject of environmental

envision Tatnall becoming the school of

topics than most.

choice for students in the area with a desire to focus on environmental science.” At the very least, he added, students will leave Tatnall with a sensitivity to, and

to grow.

school’s inclusive approach to classroom

evolve into a tremendous resource for

“The environmental science program isn’t something that just happens once a day in the classroom. It is incorporated in our campus and in everything we do.”

awareness of, environmental issues. The

Green Hands USA Has Tatnall Roots In 2006, Tatnall graduate Catherine Billon

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a few years at a technology start-up, she

’82 co-founded Green Hands USA, one of the

returned to Time Warner Inc. as senior

country’s largest green project activation

vice-president, sales, before starting her

networks. The nonprofit organization provides Small Logo

own company in 2006.

online and offline tools, services and resources

“I always wanted to run my own

for hundreds of local green project partners all across the

business,” said Billon.” I’ve been lucky to

country. Green Hands USA

have friends and family encourage me.

AMERICA VOLUNTEERS “Green Hands USA is Local Action. Global Reaction

a company committed to helping

local communities grow and enhance their own green initiatives,” said Billon. “Our goal is to make it easy to

I’ve also had wonderful mentors, and of course, great teachers at Tatnall.” Billon recognizes that she was

volunteer and do good work in the community. Our motto is

fortunate to have been a student at

Green Hands USA Facts

Local Action, Global Reaction.”

Tatnall and afforded the opportunities


Green Hands USA

Green USA has established program partners in AMERICAHands VOLUNTEERS

associated with the 110-acre campus.

all 50 states, helping individuals and organizations establish

According to Billon, “I always loved the

and facilitate environmental projects. Common projects

campus. I played tennis, swam in the

include litter clean ups, tree planting, river and beach clean

pools, worked on campus during the

ups, community-wide beautification projects and many more.

summers and ate lunch outside with my

Green Hands USA content and software, along with They provide free how-to K-12 teacher materials on their website.

Growing up, Billon was always surrounded by gardening and volunteering, paving the way for her future career. “I’ve always had a sense of growing things, planting things and preserving things,” said Billon. “My parents are immigrants, so that was part of our culture. We always had

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friends when I could. I am honored to be a part of the Tatnall community and my

 otto: Local Action, Global M Reaction Partner programs in all 50 states Trademarked National Green Volunteer Day in 2013 Created company to make it easy to volunteer and do good work in the community

niece Camille Giansiracusa is very happy to be a student there now.” Her advice to Tatnall students is simple; cherish the environment. “With each year it becomes more and more important

people coming from overseas who needed a place to stay or

to cherish the environment,” said Billon. “In Delaware, we

help. Helping is part of my DNA.”

are fortunate to have the beaches, parks and great outdoor

Prior to founding Green Hands USA, her entire career path was in media and technology. Following graduation

access, but it is ours to lose if we aren’t aware.” Over the next five years, Billon has big plans for Green

from Brown University, Billon took a job with National

Hands USA, with the improvement of their mobile presence

Geographic as an assistant publicist for the television division.

at the top of the list. The company also wants to expand

From there, she moved on to Time magazine, in circulation,

into Latin American markets. With a five-year goal to be the

and then the Discovery Channel, where she built and ran

largest green volunteer network in the world, Billon and her

international distribution in the Enterprise Division. Following

dedicated team are always hard at work.

To learn more about Green Hands USA, visit its website at Facebook: Green Hands USA | Twitter: @GreenHandsUSA

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Commencement On June 1, 2013, the 57 seniors of the Tatnall Class of 2013 received their diplomas, ready to embark on the next chapter in their lives. The 82nd commencement ceremony address was given by David Lee Preston ’72, former Distinguished Alumni Award winner and assistant city editor of the


Philadelphia Daily News.







1. Molly Goldberg 2. Molly Atwater 3. David Lee Preston 4. J.J. del Rosario and Meaghan Hanrahan 5. Soon-to-be Tatnall graduates wait to receive their diplomas. 6. Monte Taylor, left, Sterlin Johnson and Donovan May 7. Margaret Bayard, left, and Grace Wagner


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Class of 2013 College Selections Congratulations to members of the Class of 2013 on their acceptance to and plans to attend many of the nation’s top colleges and universities. Samuel Garrett Alexander Stanford University Reagan Iris Anderson Vanderbilt University Molly Kathleen Atwater College of William and Mary Margaret Melissa Bayard Bard College Sarah Anne Bennison University of Miami Carey Daniel Blackwell University of Delaware Dylan Wilson Christman Norwich University Jonathan Avery Coffin University of Arizona Peter E. Coyle Villanova University Alexander Lawrence D’Andrea Drexel University Dillon Ayers Davis Gettysburg College Jose Fernando Jr. Pacheco del Rosario University of Michigan

Kaitlyn Elizabeth Jones University of Virginia

Theresa Alana Patti Loyola University Maryland

Logan Kidwell High Point University

Alexandra Ardis Pettinaro Auburn University

Matthew John Kramkowski Syracuse University

Gabrielle Alexander Pilla Boston University

James Winnington Krapf High Point University

Amanda Rose Ploener Florida Atlantic University

Maya Madeksza Krasker University of Pittsburgh

Abagail Antoinette Rambo Kutztown University of Pennsylvania

Victoria Kruse University of Alabama

Michael Andrew Rath Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

Kristin Elizabeth Lindsay High Point University Sarah Miriam Lydia Longwill Lehigh University Donovan Nathaniel May Villanova University

Nicholas James Rattenni University of Delaware Ana-Sofia Reyes College of the Holy Cross Adam E. Reynolds Lynchburg College

Kathryn Elizabeth Dodds University of Delaware

Amanda Hayes McDowell University of Delaware, Honors Program

Katelyn Marie Dowling University of Delaware

Jessica Reynolds McDowell University of Pennsylvania

Nina Sacre Universite Catholique de Louvain

Amy Elizabeth Gaito Boston College, Honors Program

John Lucas McNamara High Point University

Rebecca Grey Salter University of Virginia

Alexander F. Giacco III Wake Forest University

Katelyn Emmaline Melone University of Maryland, College Park

Ross Christopher Sausa University of Delaware

Molly Jean Goldberg Hofstra University

Ryan C. Messick Southern Methodist University

Sophia Elisabeth Schmidt Williams College

Patrick McCormick Gugerty Ithaca College

Marcia Dawn Miller Hofstra University

Monte Van Taylor II University of Delaware

Meaghan Elizabeth Hanrahan Alvernia University, Honors Program

Scott Edward Miller University of Delaware

Lindsay R. Voltz Lehigh University

Amy Laura Jackson College of Charleston

Ryan Mark Montgomery University of Virginia

Grace Elizabeth Wagner Wellesley College

Sterlin Johnson University of Delaware

Patrick McCormick Nee High Point University

Julie Ann Williams Villanova University

Shaz Mazhar Rishi Franklin and Marshall College

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May Day The annual campus tradition of May Day

returned to Tatnall on May 10 and featured the presentation of the May Court along with the Alumni Faculty Award to Lisa Coldiron, Lower School music teacher. Of course, no May Day is complete without the traditional Maypole Dance and performances by both the Lower School and Preschool. This year, the featured Preschool songs included “Recess Rocks,” “Pizza Love,” “Hurray, I Like It Here” and “Make New Friends.”










1. Lisa Coldiron, left, and Anita Marcial 2. Jack Winchell and Anna Morton 3. Corinne Crowley, left, and Chris Dehney 4. Nicole Crivelli 5. Theresa Patti 6. Claire Biordi and Malik Maddox 7. Lower School students perform during May Day. 8. Mirel Margolin 9. Monica Peters, left, and August Townes


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Field Day Always a much anticipated day for the Lower and Middle School students, the annual end-ofschool Field Day again provided students with the opportunity to get outside and participate in a variety of games and contests across the Tatnall campus. 1





6 1. The Lower School boys take off in races for the finish. 2. Ethan Silver and Anthony Ciconte 3. Margaret “Pepper� McCulloch, left, and Taylor Martin 4. Shannon Neff, left, Camryn Lane, Molly Soja and Elyse Messick 5. Jack Wilkinson, left, and Misha Toomey-Brown 6. The Lower School girls take their turn racing for the finish line. Fall |




Spring 2013

Athletic Highlights GOLF


It was another fantastic season for the Tatnall golf team

The baseball team finished with an even 9-9 record. Senior

as it placed second in the state for the second consecutive

captain Donovan May was named to the Blue Gold Senior

year. When it mattered the most, this team was always able

All-Star game and was named to the all-conference first

to step up and play some of its best golf. In his final round,

team as well. He looks forward to playing next season at

freshman Davis Mitchell came from five strokes back to force

Villanova University. Peyton Keen and Tyler Taschner were

a playoff and ultimately finished second in the state individual

also named first team all-conference, and Drew Kobasa

championship. The Hornets say goodbye to two senior

was named to the second team. Junior Brandon Goodge

captains this year, Peter Coyle and Amanda Ploener. Ploener

completed an impressive and versatile season as he was

is continuing her golf career at Florida Atlantic University.

named to the all-conference first team as a catcher and

TRACK & FIELD Both squads ended the season on a high note, with the teams earning second place in the state championship meet

to the second team as a hurler. With a young team that constantly improved, there is a great deal to be excited about for the upcoming season.

to wrap up one of the program’s most impressive seasons.


Five girls were honored as all-county competitors: Reagan

The team’s performance peaked late in the season as the

Anderson, Caroline Foley, Jill Reinhardt, Lindsay Voltz

squad won its final eight matches in a row to finish the year

and Julie Williams. Additionally, Amy Gaito along with

with an impressive 9-5 record. The team also sent players

Anderson, Reinhardt, Voltz and Williams received all-

Scott Battaglia, Richie Lou, Adam Reynolds, Tyler

state recognition. Stephen Garrett, Alex Giacco, Jack

Richards, Ross Sausa, Tom Smith and Davis Vague to the

Hagood, Henry Paul and Nick Robinson were recognized

state tournament. The team will graduate four of its 16

as all-county performers, with Garrett and Hagood earning

members with the future looking very bright for

all-state recognition as well.

the program.

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Tatnall athletes recorded many individual and team achievements this spring. Here is a recap of the season: GIRLS TENNIS


The team worked hard throughout the year and played

This season provided many young Hornets with their first

at a high level deep into the state tournament. It finished

tastes of varsity action, and they performed exceedingly well.

with a winning record and sent players Kaitlin Fischer,

Playing a top-flight schedule, the team laid the groundwork

Amy Jackson, Abbie Kaiser, Madison Lodge, Laura

for future success and finished with a 6-9 season record. Senior

Peck, Abby Rambo and Grace Wagner to the state

Day was an especially memorable game as the team dominated

tournament. Although its four seniors will be missed

conference rival Sanford with a 9-4 win after recognizing the

next year, the coaching staff has high expectations for

seniors and their families. Senior Jon Coffin was named second

this squad.

team all-conference, while his senior teammates Ryan Messick

GIRLS LACROSSE With a final record of 8-7, the Tatnall Hornets Girls

and Ryan Montgomery were named first team all-conference and third team all-state, respectively.

Lacrosse team finished 10th in the state. The month


of May proved to be a memorable one, with a clutch

The varsity team overcame an injury-plagued campaign and

10-9 win at home against Ursuline Academy followed

battled to a 7-8 season record. Senior Day highlighted the season

by a dominant 20-5 win on the road against Alexis I.

with an 11-0 victory over Christiana after the team honored

du Pont High School later that month. Shay Cannon,

tri-captains Meaghan Hanrahan, Meredith Huffman and

Margaret Crivelli, Jen Davis and Megan Stratman

Sarah Longwill, along with Kate Dowling, Maya Krasker, Kate

were named first team while Dana Holloway, Caroline

Melone, Nina Sacre and manager Jessica McDowell. Tatnall

Nee, Cynthia Sellar and Julie Wilson were all named

put together a well-balanced effort with 10 different players

second team all-conference. Meredith Boardman was

scoring goals in the game. Hanrahan, Huffman and Joy Lee

named honorable mention all-conference. Furthermore,

received first team all-conference honors, while Elise Brown,

Cannon was honored with second team all-state

Emily Juliano, Libby Juliano, Longwill and Sacre made second


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Barnhill Award

Gold Buckle Award

Spring 2013 Student Awards

Student Honors and Recognitions MIDDLE SCHOOL Academics True Grit in English Award: Frances Crivelli, Dianna DeClemente, Jack Sheehy, Quinn Teklits Overall Excellence in English: Taya Derecskey, Melissa Jernakoff, Beatrice Lintner, Anna Morrione, Molly Soja Speech Award: Taya Derecskey, Amanda Ebner, Malcolm Godshall, Claire Gugerty, Grant Hartman, Melissa Jernakoff, Beatrice Lintner, Colin Lynch, Anna Morrione, Lindsey Moyer, Shannon Neff, Christian Ostrowski, Jack Sheehy, Molly Soja, Quinn Teklits Speech Award – Honorable Mention: Caitlyn Brooks, Frances Crivelli, Dianna DeClemente, Ben Ebner, Caroline Foley, Karl Holler, Ainsley Knox, Camryn Lane, Matthew Maloy, Margaret “Pepper” McCulloch, Lillia Schmidt, Enaas Sultan, Louis Zammarchi History Award: Brian Akins, Caitlyn Brooks, Taya Derecskey, Melissa Jernakoff, Ainsley Knox, Camryn Lane, Beatrice Lintner, Elyse Messick, Anna Morrione, Christian Ostrowski, Molly Soja, Enaas Sultan Geometry Award: Louis Zammarchi Algebra Award: Claire Gugerty, Grant Hartman, Karl Holler, Gregory Maccari, Elyse Messick, Lindsey 12 | Tatnall Today

Moyer, Shannon Neff, Jack Sheehy Excellence in Science Award: Brian Akins, Taya Derecskey, Melissa Jernakoff, Camryn Lane, Beatrice Lintner, Anna Morrione, Lindsey Moyer, Christian Ostrowski, Molly Soja, Louis Zammarchi Most Improved Scientist: Caitlyn Brooks, Frances Crivelli, Dianna DeClemente, Ainsley Knox, Matt Maloy, Jack Sheehy Eighth Grade Latin Award: Jeremy Sontchi Eighth Grade French Award: Taya Derecskey, Melissa Jernakoff, Beatrice Lintner, Anna Morrione Eighth Grade Spanish Award: Brian Akins, Robert Dehney

Athletics Athletic Participation Award: Alex Browning, Frances Crivelli, Dianna DeClemente, Robert Dehney, Isabel Edstrom, Malcolm Godshall, Claire Gugerty, Grant Hartman, Karl Holler, Camryn Lane, Justin Leary, Lexie Ledyard, Colin Lynch, Katie Mariner, Taylor Martin, Jacob Meissner, Elyse Messick, Lindsey Moyer, Shannon Neff, Jackson Nestor, Samuel Ragland, Sulaiman Saunders, Lillia Schmidt, Jack Sheehy, Molly Soja, Quinn Teklits, Louis Zammarchi

Varsity Participation Award: Nic Cutrona, Caroline Foley, Karl Holler, Katie Mariner, Christian Ostrowski, Jeremy Sontchi, Quinn Teklits

Arts Seventh Grade Outstanding Chorister: Danielle Cuoco, Brooke Dennison, Conner Malley, Edward Saad Seventh Grade Choral Spirit Award: Kevin Jasani, Laura Taschner Seventh Grade Most Improved Chorister: Jack Tigani

Butler, Maddie Hoban, Silvija Meixner Eighth Grade Excellence in Music: Taya Derecskey, Bobby Jeffers, Melissa Jernakoff, Justin Leary, Christian Ostrowski Middle School Band Award: Alex Richmond Eighth Grade Art Award: Taya Derecskey, Isabel Edstrom, Claire Gugerty, Melissa Jernakoff, Ainsley Knox, Camryn Lane, Beatrice Lintner, Anna Morrione, Shannon Neff, Lillia Schmidt, Molly Soja


Eighth Grade Choral Spirit Award: Kendal Crowley, Robert Dehney, Molly Soja

Gold Buckle Award: Matthew Maloy, Lillia Schmidt

Eighth Grade Most Improved Chorister: Malcolm Godshall

Barnhill Award: Malcolm Godshall, Molly Soja

Eighth Grade Outstanding Chorister: Brian Akins, Ainsley Knox Valor Award (Strings): Lucy Keenan Excellence in Music Award (Strings): Camryn Lane, Beatrice Lintner Seventh Grade Excellence in Music (Band): Leslie

Kurcon Award: Isabel Edstrom, Jeremy Sontchi Fifth Grade Citizenship Award: Grace McKelvey, Colman Mitchell Sixth Grade Citizenship Award: Allie Finio, Cole Hiller Seventh Grade Citizenship Award: Maddie Hoban, Conner Malley, Jack Tigani

Middle School Citizenship Award winners

Eighth Grade Citizenship Award: Taya Derecskey, Ben Ebner, Margaret “Pepper” McCulloch, Jack Sheehy


Spanish Award: Reagan Anderson, Lindsay Voltz Latin Award: Sophia Schmidt, Grace Wagner Computer Award: Michael Rath

Senior Outstanding Athletes: Reagan Anderson, Donovan May

Outstanding Choristers: Sarah Bennison, Gabrielle Pilla, Sophia Schmidt

Scholar Athletes: Ryan Montgomery, Rebecca Salter

Most Improved Choristers: Yifan Ma, Nicholas Robinson

Kohler Cup: Luke McNamara

Choral Spirit Award: Melanie Altemus, Savannah Harrow

Bausch & Lomb Award: Julie Wilson

High Achievement Award: Kaitlyn Jones

RPI Award: David Ostrowski


Dartmouth Book Award: Dana Holloway

Chemistry Award: Kaitlin Fischer

Brown Book Award: Jennifer Davis

Physics Award: Molly Atwater, Sophia Schmidt

Innovation in Art and Design Award: Margaret Bayard, Munachi Osegbu

Randolph Macon Book Award: Madison Lodge

Mrs. Robert N. Downs III Environmental Science Award: Talia Kramer

Williams Book Award: Richard Lou

Bryn Mawr Award: Kaitlin Fischer University of Pennsylvania History Book Award: Julie Wilson Frederick Douglass Award: Ryan Wolfe Middlebury Book Award: David Ostrowski University of Richmond Award: Tyler Maron Battle Hamilton Book Award: Aliya Siddiqui Wellesley College Book Award: Amanda Hurd Anne Bryan Halabi English Award for Excellence in Writing: J.J. del Rosario, Jr., Sophia Schmidt Frances Tatnall Ball History Award: Molly Atwater Harold R. Livingston History Award: Jessica McDowell John Watchorn Mathematics Award: Carey Blackwell

Linda D. Margulis Life Science Award: Sarah Longwill Trainer Scholar: Stephen Kramer Karen Williams Scholar: Emilie Ginn Misses Hebb Scholar: Simone Williams

Junior Excellence in Art Award: Marianna Barbieri, Ian Edstrom, Nicole Foley

RISD Book Award: Sophia Schmidt Most Dedicated Artist Award: Katelyn Dowling

Stephen Watchorn Scholar: Taylor Reed

John Philip Sousa Award: Ryan Montgomery

Rosemary Crawford Scholar: Talia Kramer

Outstanding Music Achievement Award: Miranda Grenville

Athletics 12 Season Athletes: Reagan Anderson, Amy Gaito, Katelyn Melone, Ryan Montgomery, Theresa Patti, Sofia Reyes, Rebecca Salter, Lindsay Voltz, Julie Williams

Kaufmann Mathematics Award: Molly Atwater Dennis Hauck Award: Kaitlyn Jones

Wooden Spoon Award

Senior Excellence in Art Award: Grace Wagner

Henry Lea Tatnall Scholar: Malik Maddox

Class of 1996 Prize: Kathryn Dodds

Drama Award: Katelyn Dowling, Patrick “Mac” Gugerty, Amanda Ploener

Pursuit of Artistic Excellence: Meredith Huffman

Director’s Award (Instrumental): Molly Atwater, Ryan Messick

Frances D. S. Tatnall Scholar: Erika Rumbold

Student Director and Leadership Music Award: Grace Wagner

Pursuit of Musical Excellence: Jason Kramer, Thomas Smith, Julie Wilson Louis Armstrong Award: David Ostrowski Directors Award (Strings): Samuel Alexander Pursuit of Musical Excellence: Ross Sausa

Wooden Spoon Award

Additional Wooden Spoon Awards: Ryan Montgomery, Sophia Schmidt, The Triangle Pin: Patrick “Mac” Gugerty The Tatnall Service Award: Meaghan Hanrahan, Jessica McDowell The Teddy Sezna Award: Patrick “Mac” Gugerty Cum Laude Initiation – From the Class of 2013: Samuel Alexander, Reagan Anderson, Sarah Longwill, Theresa Patti, Rebecca Salter From the Class of 2014: Jennifer Davis, Dana Holloway, Richard Lou, David Ostrowski, Julie Wilson

Growth and Commitment Award: Alexander D’Andrea French Award: Molly Atwater

Faculty: Josh Gates Triangle Pin Award

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Spring 2013

Student Honors and Recognitions

Left: Latin Day participants Above: Karl Holler, left, Jeremy Sontchi, Ben von Duyke and Robert Jeffers compete in a chariot race.

Jessica McDowell ’13, Grace

In April, Tatnall Latin students

Wagner ’13 and Simone Williams

attended Delaware Latin Day at The

‘15 were selected for the National

Independence School, where they

Scholastic Press Association’s

claimed medals in every event. Seniors

Elizabeth’s High School and several

Journalism Honor Roll for their work

Grace Wagner and Sophia Schmidt

other school and youth service

on the Tatnall Triangle yearbook. The

were recognized for their classically-


NSPA Honor Roll program recognizes

themed artwork, and freshmen David

students who have excelled as

Kaucic, Michael Flanagan and Charles

journalists and scholars, have served

Streitwieser won the costume contest

on staff for a minimum of one year and

for their depiction of famous statues

have a minimum grade point average

from antiquity. Senior Jonathan Coffin

of 3.75.

won four athletic contest medals, and Christina Morgan ’15 won the “Stygian

Katelyn Dowling ‘13, Nicole Foley ‘14, Meredith Huffman ‘14, Niha Khatri ‘15, Aubrey Kingston ‘15, Abby Riegel ‘14, J.J. del Rosario ‘13, and Sophia Schmidt ‘13 won awards in the Delaware Foundation for the

Stomp.” Middle school student Karl

Visual Arts “Excellence in Drawing”

earned honors on the National

Holler won two athletic events, while

state-wide competition. All of the

Latin Exam:

Claire Jones claimed the pottery

winning submissions were scratchboard

Summa Cum Laude – Gold Medal


drawings and were displayed at the

Sixteen Upper School students


Miranda Grenville ’15, Latin II


David Kaucic ’16, Latin I

Maxima Cum Laude – Silver Medal

Hagley Museum in March. Tatnall’s Jefferson Awards team members were honored in Wilmington

Claire Biordi ’16 was accepted into


Sam Alexander ’13, Latin I

City Council Chambers on Thursday,

the prestigious Governors School for


Meredith Cohen ’15, Latin I

May 23, for their achievements in the

Excellence for Fine Art. While each


Scott Miller ’13, Latin I

National Youth Service Challenge. They

school in the state selects a candidate


Michaella Moore ’16, Latin II

were presented with a prestigious

from its sophomore class, only 15 of


Sophia Schmidt ’13, Latin V

Jefferson Award along with groups

the candidates are accepted into the

from Thomas McKean High School, St.

elite program. This year’s two-week

Magna Cum Laude ■■

Alexandra Carter ’15, Latin I


Jonathan Coffin ’13, Latin I


Kassidy McIntosh-Charlton ’15, Latin I


Christina Morgan ’15, Latin I


Grace Wagner ’13, Latin V


Jacob Weyer ’15, Latin III

Cum Laude ■■

Margaret Crivelli ’15, Latin I


Amanda Meixner ’16, Latin II


Kelsey Martin ’15, Latin III

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Jefferson Awards team – Megan Hanrahan, left, Ana-Sofia Reyes and Wilmington City Council President Theo Gregory

Left: Drawing by Meredith Huffman Right: Drawing by Niha Khatri

program was held at the University

Grace Wagner ’13 was selected for

also ranked in the top 10 in Delaware

of Delaware and marked the second

recognition and a scholarship from the

and nationally – Malcolm Godshall,

consecutive year Tatnall’s fine art

Delaware Art Education Association

Camryn Lane, Alexandra Ledyard,

candidate was accepted.

for her fine art portfolio and award-

Colin Lynch, Christian Ostrowski,

winning entries in the 2012 Regional

Molly Soja and Enaas Sultan .

Junior Ian Edstrom’s narrative

Scholastic Art competition. French 2 students Mirthe Berends

self-portrait piece was selected for The Rehoboth Art League and Survivors of

Sophia Schmidt ’13 was awarded

’16, Amanda Hurd ’14, Joy Lee ’16,

Abuse in Recovery (SOAR) collaborative

a college scholarship from the

Victoria McDonald ’17 and Emily Rose

exhibition. His work was on display for

Delaware Foundation for the Visual

’16 all ranked in the top five in both

the public in April.

Arts. Her drawing “Mushroom” will

the state of Delaware and the nation

be reproduced in the 2014 DFVA

for the 2013 National French Contest.

Excellence in Drawing calendar.

Bennett Atwater ’16, Meredith

Munachi Osegbu ’14 was chosen

Boardman ’16, Emilie Ginn ’16, James

as the American Visions winner for the state of Delaware in the 2012

Seventh graders Bill Carroll and

Lamiet ’16, and Lexy Maron ’16 all

National Scholastic Art Awards for his

Caroline James ranked first and

ranked in the top 10 both in the state

photograph “Time Warp.” Five Gold Key

second in the state of Delaware for

and nationally.

award-winning students are nominated

the 2013 National French Contest.

as American Visions nominees, and

Their outstanding performance also

one is chosen from each state in the

earned them each a national ranking,

Montgomery ’13 and Molly Atwater

country. Munachi was honored at

with Carroll ranking fourth and James

’13 ranked in the top 10 in both the

Carnegie Hall on June 1, 2013, and his

sixth. Seven other seventh graders

state of Delaware and the nation for

photography will tour the United States

ranked in the top 10 – Sophie Brown,

the 2013 National French Contest.

for two years as part of the ART.WRITE.

Brooke Dennison, Lucy Keenan, Anna

Sarah Longwill ’13, Jessica McDowell

NOW exhibition.

McKelvey, Silvija Meixner, Samantha

’13 and J.J. del Rosario ’13 all ranked

Steblai and Kayla Woods.

in the top 10 for the state.

French 5 students Ryan

Three Tatnall students won Scholastic Art & Writing Awards during the spring.

Eighth graders Melissa Jernakoff

J.J. del Rosario ’13 was awarded

and Beatrice Lintner ranked first in the

a national Gold Medal and $10,000

state of Delaware for the 2013 National

scholarship for his “A Lyric A Day”

French Contest, while Taya Derecskey

graphic design series. Grace Wagner

and Anna Morrione each ranked

’13 and Jerry Xu ’15 each won a Silver

second. Their performances earned

Medal for their drawings. Wagner and

them national recognition as well, with

Upper School art teacher Stephanie

Jernakoff and Lintner ranking second

Silverman attended the award ceremony

and Derecskey and Morrione third in

at Carnegie Hall in New York City.

the country. Seven other eighth graders

Drawing by Sophia Schmidt Fall |


Head of School Eric Ruoss Announces Final Year at Tatnall

Welcome our New Board of Trustees Members ■■

Caroline Tatnall Ketcham ’58


Elizabeth D. Maron


Cindy Pettinaro Wilkinson ’88


Terri Young

2013-2014 Board of Trustees Mrs. Kathryn M. Fischer – President Mrs. Caroline Brown Lintner ’83 – Vice President Mrs. Carolyn J. Walker – Secretary Mr. Thomas P. Ferry – Treasurer Mr. Peter W. Atwater Ms. Kristin E. Finio Ms. Cynthia A. Hewitt ’69 Mr. S. Mark Hurd Mrs. Caroline Tatnall Ketcham ’58 Mrs. Elizabeth D. Maron Mr. Stephen D. Marvin ’88 Mr. Frank J. McKelvey III Mrs. Wendy A. Owen Ms. Mary Lu Currin Pamm ’78 Mr. Thomas C. Shea, Jr. Mr. J. Vincent Watchorn III ’87 Mrs. Cindy Pettinaro Wilkinson ’88 Mr. David T. Woods Ms. Terri Young 16 | Tatnall Today

The Tatnall School has announced that Dr. Eric G. Ruoss, head of school for 17 years, has decided to retire at the close of the 2013-2014 school year. Ruoss – the longest serving head of school since school founder Frances Dorr Swift Tatnall – and members of the school’s board of trustees said the 43year veteran educator and administrator’s retirement will coincide with the start of the significant, multiyear strategic planning process announced by the board earlier this year. “This appropriate and important strategic planning process will unfold over several years, and the success of this effort requires the presence of consistent leadership throughout and beyond that time,” Ruoss wrote in his letter to the Tatnall community announcing his retirement plans. Tatnall Board of Trustees President Kathryn Fischer commented, “I know I speak on behalf of the Board of Trustees and the entire Tatnall community when I express our deep and heartfelt gratitude to Eric for his years of tireless service to the Tatnall family,” she added.

Head of School Search Committee, Firm Announced In September, it was announced that Board of Trustee members Caroline Brown Lintner ’83 and Steve Marvin ’88 will serve as chairs of the search for Tatnall’s new head of school. Search committee members are Caroline Brown Lintner, chair (alumna, trustee and current parent); Steve Marvin, co-chair (alumnus, trustee and current parent); Kathy Fischer (trustee, current and alumni parent); Tom Ferry (trustee and alumni parent); Frank McKelvey (trustee and current parent); Wendy Owen (trustee and current parent); Mary Lu Currin Pamm (alumna, trustee and alumni parent) and Tom Shea (trustee and alumni parent). Additionally, Educators’ Collaborative was hired to assist with the search process. Since the firm’s founding in 1971, it has conducted more than 500 head searches helping independent schools find their next leaders.

Sarah Baylin Extends Tenure Upon the request of the Board of Trustees, Sarah Baylin has agreed to remain in her role as Head of Upper School through the 2014-2015 school year. Baylin, who started her Tatnall career as an English teacher in 1979, assumed her current position in July 1995.

For Tatnall Tea the Learning N Upper School art teacher Stephanie Silverman attended a Harvard Graduate School of

Stephanie Silverman,

Education seminar left, and Yo Yo Ma in August entitled The Arts and

Passion-Driven Learning. The session was presented in collaboration with The Silk Road Project Inc., founded by acclaimed cellist Yo Yo Ma, and explored how learning takes place in and through the arts as well as how the arts deepen learning experiences across multiple disciplines. Upper School history teacher Bill Schluter attended a Gilder Lehrman Institute Seminar on the Civil Rights Movement at Cambridge University (Clare College) under the direction of Tony Badger, one of the pre-eminent scholars on the topic. Twenty-five American secondary-level teachers participated in the seminar from July 21 to 26. “As a teacher of both the 11th grade AP and survey courses in U.S. History at Tatnall, I found the seminar to be extremely beneficial,” he said. In July, Upper School college counselor Leigh Morgan traveled with eight other Delaware counselors from Sanford, Tower Hill, Archmere, Padua, St. Marks and St. Thomas More to visit schools in Rhode Island and Connecticut. Driving the Tatnall van, she spearheaded a whirlwind tour that included eight college stops. On the first day, Morgan and her fellow counselors


achers, Never Stops


visited Brown University, Rhode Island School of Design, Providence College and the University of Rhode Island. Day two stops included Connecticut College, Quinnipiac University and Yale University, followed by Fairfield University on day three. Extended Day Director Mark Davis competed in the National Senior Games Tennis Tournament, men’s age group 5559, in Cleveland, Ohio, from July 20 to 23. He and his double’s partner, Bruce Burcat, finished in fourth place after losing in the semifinals to the tournament’s eventual winning team. Davis and his partner won the Delaware Senior Olympic Games to qualify for the National Games. Additionally, his 4.5-level United States Tennis Association (USTA) team won their league and represented Delaware in sectional play in Lancaster, Penn., this fall. Lower School Librarian and reading teacher Heather Brooks attended the Tatnall students Taya Derecskey, left, Caitlyn Brooks and teacher Heather Brooks

online technology conference EdmodoCon

2013, where she learned about ways to incorporate Web 2.0 sites into her reading and library curriculum. She also attended the National Book Festival in Washington, D.C., in September. Debbie Richards, academic technology coordinator and Lower School computer teacher, along with Penny Roderick-Williams, Upper School science teacher, and Lisa Kane,

CollegeTour: Leigh Morgan, fourth from left

attended the Partner4CS Summer

St. Michel and St. Malo. The students

Professional Development Workshop

then lived with families in Rennes for

from June 24 to 28. The week-long

five days. During the family stays, the

workshop was held at the University

students were immersed in both the

of Delaware for teachers to develop

French language and culture. The group

and promote the development and

traveled with three other schools from

instruction of computational thinking at

Wisconsin, Minnesota and California.

the elementary, middle and high school levels.

In June, Spanish and French teacher Charlene

Michele Ciconte, Lower School

Lambert traveled

teacher, attended the “Sound Day”

with 14 students to

reading workshop instructed by the

Quito, Ecuador, and

Reading Assist Institute. The workshop

the Galapagos Islands

focused on decoding blends and short

to learn the language

vowels, using sorts to teach syllable

and culture and about

types and decoding multi-syllable

the unique species and


history of the Galapagos

Nick Teklits, left, Charlene Lambert, Peyton Keen and Javier Memba

Islands. In Quito, the group visited Foreign Language Department Chair

Otavalo, one of the world’s largest

Melva Smith, along with class of 2015

open markets, an orphanage and La

members Rachel Brodt, Meredith

Mitad del Mundo, where the equator

Cohen, Kassidy McIntosh-Charlton and

crosses through Ecuador. With multiple

Laura Peck, traveled to northern France

stops in the Galapagos Islands, the

in June to improve their language skills

students swam with sea lions, kayaked,

and sightsee. The group stayed in Paris

snorkeled with sharks and learned

for three days before traveling to the

about the origins of the islands.

Loire Valley, Normandy beaches, Mont Left: Rachel Brodt, left, Kassidy McIntosh-Charlton, Meredith Cohen, and Laura Peck at Montmartre overlooking Paris. Right: Melva Smith, right, and French hostess Francoise

Middle School guidance counselor, Fall |




Q&A with Linda Graham Linda Graham, head librarian, was selected as one of 25 educators from across the country to attend the Gilder Lehrman 9/11 and Memory Seminar held at the 9/11 Memorial Offices in New York City from July 8 to 12. Preparation for the seminar began with pre-assigned reading materials, including The 9/11 Commission Report and various excerpts from books published by those individuals who would be speaking at the conference.

National September 11 Memorial & Museum

Q: What other noteworthy speakers did you hear from? A: The memorialization process was discussed at length by experts in the field, including James Young, director of the Institute for Holocaust, Genocide and Memory Studies at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, and Edward Linenthal, Indiana University

Q: What were some highlights of the seminar?

professor of American history and editor of the Journal of

A: There were a host of scholarly speakers we heard from

American History.

throughout the week, including speakers from the 9/11 Memorial and counterterrorism specialists. The seminar was led by Yale professor

Q: How will you apply what you learned back in library?

David Blight, who primarily studies the Civil War and how it has

A: The two main ideas I will bring back to Tatnall include the

been remembered through the course of history. The counterterrorism

importance of using primary sources to study history and the value

specialists provided a detailed history of the events leading up to 9/11

of volunteerism. We have always used primary sources in the

and the changes that have been made within the government since the

library by encouraging students to examine artifacts to create their

attacks. Chief Curator and Director of the Collections of the National

own analysis of history. The value of primary sources has never

September 11 Memorial & Museum Jan Ramirez not only shared

been more important than it is today. Second, the overwhelming

many artifacts and stories with our group, but also led a tour of the

response of Americans to volunteer immediately following 9/11 is a

Memorial Museum that is currently under construction.

testament to the human spirit of triumph over tragedy.

Q&A with Josh Gates Upper School science teacher Josh Gates kept busy over the summer months by attending Physics Teacher Camp at St. Andrew’s School in Middletown and the American Association of Physics Teachers National Meeting in Portland, Ore.

Q: Explain the American Association of Physics Teachers National Meeting. A: The meeting took place July 13 to 17 in Portland, Ore. Hundreds of high school and college physics educators gathered to listen to speakers and attend workshops. Q: What was your involvement level at the meeting? A: Along with a professor from Hamline University, I gave a four-hour workshop to 20 teachers about the philosophy behind, and successful implementation of, standards-based grading. I was

Q: What is a Physics Teacher Camp?

an invited panelist for a two-hour discussion with one hundred

A: The Physics Teacher Camp is a meeting that takes place over the

other physics teachers on the topic of implementing standards-

course of four days where dozens of physics teachers from across

based grading. Additionally, I gave a contributed talk where I

the country get together to work, share ideas and collaborate in

demonstrated and distributed two pieces of software, one that

ways we don’t have time to do during the academic year.

creates assessments from a custom problem database and one to

Q: What specifically did you work on during the camp?

draw custom stick figures for diagrams.

A: This year I was involved in work around standards-based

Q: What did you learn over the summer that you will bring back to the classroom?

grading, transitioning students from fixed to growth mindsets, the

A: I heard several excellent talks about modeling instruction,

revising of automatic assessment-generating software and updating

pedagogical approaches for teaching quantum mechanics,

standards for the AP Physics course.

technology tools and practices and many other topics.

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Ancient Art Brought to Life in Rome By Mary-Beth Howard, Middle School language arts teacher Storytelling is alive and well in Europe! I want to sincerely thank Tatnall for enabling me to attend the Federation of European Storytellers (FEST) conference in Rome, Italy. FEST is a relatively young organization, and this was its fourth annual gathering. Federation members must be from Europe and are required to host a significant

Mary-Beth Howard, left, and storytelling partner Shelley Gnade

festival in their home countries. This year’s FEST in Rome had 90 attendees comprised of members

simultaneously translated. We also conducted a workshop that

and non-members alike. My storytelling partner, Shelley Gnade,

was very well received and proved to be a rich and meaningful

and I were two of only three Americans to receive an invitation.

experience for us all.

Many young Europeans are involved with this ancient art and

It was amazing and thrilling to meet storytellers from multiple

are dedicated to preserving the oral traditions representative of their

areas of Europe with such a high level of performance ability. I

cultures. FEST members aim to use stories as pathways to peace

was humbled, inspired and encouraged by meeting these warm

and bridge-building between peoples. The primary goals include

and friendly accomplished tellers. Participating in FEST and

networking, sharing ideas and seeking ways to elevate the profile of

Raccontamiunistoria has given me a new perspective, a worldwide

storytelling. Many of the tellers I met expressed a keen interest in

view of how I would like to continue to connect with the world and

visiting and storytelling in the United States. I believe this would be

the ability to bring the stories of many lands into the classroom and

an excellent means to enrich, broaden and educate.

the community.

Immediately following FEST was a second storytelling festival, Raccontamiunistoria, in which we were also invited to

Again, I offer sincere thanks for this generous support from Tatnall.

participate. We had our first ever experience of telling while being

Fall |




The Trip of a Lifetime Joyce Strojny, Middle/Upper School French Teacher My husband and I knew that we

rides took us down back roads and through

researching for our trip discovered that

wanted to take a special trip this summer,

villages that tourists rarely see. The routes

Rochebrune was now a thriving village of

and we decided to look into a biking tour of

were filled with spectacular views of farms,

45 inhabitants. John and I decided to rent

southern France. It seemed to be the perfect

mountains, gorges, olive groves, vineyards,

a car and visit the quaint town. After 44

solution; John is a biking enthusiast, and I

sunflower fields and cherry and peach

years, I finally had a very touching walk

have longed to explore Provence, France,

orchards. We lunched in village squares on

down memory lane.

ever since I spent time there in high school.

sandwiches bought at the local boulangerie,

We settled upon a six-day biking trip

or our guides prepared a picnic spread of

Romaine, where coincidentally the 15th

beginning and ending in Avignon, France.

local products such as quiche, pâté, cheese

stage of the Tour de France was passing

Not having biked since my college

We next moved on to Vaison-la-

and pastries. We stopped occasionally to

through on July 14, Bastille Day. John and I

days, I realized I had some work to do.

take pictures, visit interesting sites and

are avid fans and couldn’t believe our luck.

I acquired a bike in March and began

towns and always to check our directions!

John used a business connection to have us

training. In July, I was greatly relieved

On day five, the strong riders were offered

picked up on the Tour route by a Garmin-

when I met the other 11 members of our

the chance to climb Mont Ventoux, a 2,000

team car a few hours ahead of the riders

group of all ages and ability levels. We

meter mountain with steep winding roads

and driven to the top of the Mont Ventoux

instantly knew we would fit in.

to the top. John and two others successfully

where the stage finished. The one-hour

completed the climb, which he called

ride up the mountain was fascinating as we

“harder than any marathon.”

were driving through crowds who had been

Our three young, energetic guides met us at the Avignon train station and immediately bused us out to the country

At the end of our tour, we agreed

camping along the roadside for days in

to a charming inn where we enjoyed an

that it was the perfect way to see such a

anticipation of the Tour. We were dropped

outdoor lunch of ratatouille, cheese, salad,

beautiful area and experience it firsthand.

off at a VIP area near the finish line, where

fruit, bread and, of course, wine. After

But it was time to move on!

we were able to watch the riders pass just a

lunch, our bikes were awaiting us, each

As an exchange student to France

few feet away.

one adjusted to our height and weight. We

in high school, I had lived with a French

embarked upon our first ride, a “short” 18.5

family near Paris and spent July of 1969

one of the most memorable we have ever

miles with a rather nasty uphill climb to the

in a tiny, one-street medieval village deep

taken. I personally fulfilled several long-

hilltop town of Les Baux. The scenery was

in the mountains of Provence. For one

standing dreams and was very happy that

breathtaking, and I was quite pleased that I

month every summer, my French Papa

my husband was equally excited about our

was able to complete the ride and still able

would spend his days rebuilding the house

adventures. A Faculty Grant from Tatnall

to enjoy walking around the quaint town.

that once stood there, while I spent long

helped to fund our trip, and I am very

days enjoying the Provençal sunshine and

grateful that our school is so supportive of

we began biking around 9 a.m., covering

scenery. I always hoped I would return

our faculty’s personal growth in this way.

a few more miles and hills each day. Our

to Rochebrune someday, and while I was

Every day for five days thereafter,

n of Hilltop tow


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Our trip this summer was certainly

To ur de Franc


New Hires & Retirements

Tatnall Welcomes Nine New Faculty and Staff Members for 2013-2014 School Year Kay-Ann Boswell – Kay-Ann Boswell,

University and worked as a research

Mary O’Connell – New Upper School

Tatnall’s new Middle School math

fellow at Drexel University as a

math teacher Mary O’Connell, joins the

teacher, comes to us from Chicago

graduate student in biology, where she

Tatnall community from Concord High

Public Schools. Prior to teaching, she

completed course work and conducted

School. She has a bachelor’s degree

was a public accountant. Boswell


in secondary math from Marshall

has a master’s degree in education from Quincy University, achieving certification in both high school and middle school math. She holds a master’s degree in taxation from Georgetown University and a bachelor’s degree in accounting from Pace University in New York.

Krystle Harris – As the new administrative assistant to the Preschool Division Head Aimee Neff,

University in addition to a master’s degree in secondary math from West Chester University.

Krystle Harris will also support the

Megan Weiss – Middle and Upper

Extended Day and Summer Programs.

School art teacher Megan Weiss brings

She was instrumental in making the

teaching experience from Fern Hill

2013 Summer Program a success.

Elementary School, the Chester County

Harris joins Tatnall from the Hockessin

Art Association and Young Artists

Kayleen Carpenter – Tatnall’s new

Athletic Club, where she worked as

Workshop at Moore College. Weiss is

Middle School physical education

program and events coordinator. She

experienced in creating cross curricular

teacher Kayleen Carpenter has

was also the head coach for soccer

and developmentally appropriate art

experience teaching health and physical

and basketball at The Independence

lessons for her students. She has a

education in schools across Delaware,

School. Harris has a bachelor’s degree

bachelor’s degree in fine arts from the

Maryland and Pennsylvania. She has

in business management from

Tyler School of Art at Temple University

a bachelor’s degree in health and

Wilmington University.

and earned a Pennsylvania K-12 State

physical education from the University of Delaware. She will also work as an assistant coach for the varsity boy and girls soccer programs.

Taleah Kennedy – Taleah Kennedy, Tatnall cheerleading coach for the

Teaching Certificate from Moore College of Art and Design.

past two years, will teach seventh and eighth grade Spanish. Kennedy has a

Thank you for your service!

Julia Downs – As the new Upper

bachelor’s degree in economics and

Tatnall bid farewell and thank you to the

School math and science teacher,

Spanish from Swarthmore College.

following staff and faculty who announced

Julia Downs comes to Tatnall from Savannah Country Day School. She has a bachelor’s degree in biochemistry from Agnes Scott College and a master’s degree from Mississippi State University.

their retirement in June 2013. Marcia Merena-Conkey – Joining as the new Middle School language arts


teacher, Marcia Merena-Conkey comes to Tatnall from Tower Hill School. In


addition to teaching language arts, she has extensive coaching experience and a

Janae Dupree – New Middle School

bachelor’s degree in early childhood and

science teacher Janae Dupree comes to

elementary education from Wilmington

us from Delaware College Preparatory

University. She will also serve as the

Academy and Thomas Edison Charter

head Middle School girls field hockey

School. Dupree holds a bachelor’s

coach and assist Coach McConnel with

degree in biology from Delaware State

Middle School girls lacrosse.




Pamela Cerchio, Middle School 41 years of service  ichael F. Morgan, Communications M 16 years of service  rew D. Yeager, Middle School D 12 years of service Romi Spisak, Lower School 9 years of service Elizabeth Hommes, Upper School 8 years of service

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News from Tatnall Alumni ’56 Suzanne (Collins) Beauregard writes,

of financial services, insurance,

Carnegie Hall, the Lincoln Center for

“I went to Germany for three and a half

education, consumer-packaged

the Performing Arts and other arts

weeks to visit my oldest daughter and

goods and healthcare companies.

presenters. Her most recent scholarly

family. We climbed lots of hills to see

After attending Purdue (aerospace

publication explores the AIDS crisis and

castles, fortresses and the Nuremburg

engineering), Boston University

the work of mourning in a symphony by

Zoo. Next year, we plan to travel to

(psychology), The Rhode Island School

American composer John Corigliano.

the U.K. to visit my younger daughter.

of Design (architecture and fine arts)

Over the pond every year – it’s fun but

and Stanford (marketing management),


I lived and worked in the Chicago area


for more than 30 years. I now reside

Martha (Lazarus) Saxenmeyer moved

and 13-year-old daughter, Maddi. Our

to Lutz, Fla., in April, 2013, less than

oldest daughter, Taylor, works full time

one year after she retired. Lutz is

as an account manager at Leo Burnett

part of the Tampa Bay area, but more

in Chicago.”

importantly is only 10 minutes away from Saxenmeyer’s daughter and two


grandchildren. Although the summers

Three-sport star Feffie Barnhill was

are hot, she is happy to report she will

inducted into the Delaware Sports

not miss winters in New York State.

Museum Hall of Fame in May 2013

Saxenmeyer and her four dogs are

during its 38th annual banquet. She

adjusting nicely to their new home and

is currently the president of the

life of retirement.

Federation of International Lacrosse,

in Northbrook, Ill., with my wife, Terri,

which was recently accepted into Susan (Schell) Symons found it quite

SportAccord and the International

daunting to turn 70 years old this year;

World Games Association. She is

however, she is thankful to have the

hopeful the next step is the Olympic

energy for long-distance walks, be


grandmother to five grandchildren, volunteer for a variety of activities

Sarah Sullivan’s

and enjoy the culture of Washington,

first novel for

D.C. She credits Tatnall for so much,

young readers,

including her lifelong love of learning

All That’s Missing,

and reading and for being able to recall

was published by

answers on Jeopardy each night.

Candlewick Press


on Oct. 8, 2013.

Tom Stat writes, “I have recently


joined Maddock Douglas, an innovation

Elizabeth Bergman is currently a

consultancy, as senior vice president

lecturer in history and American studies

of innovation. Maddock Douglas

at Princeton University, where her

provides innovation, culture and

husband is a professor of musicology.

organization consulting to a variety

Elizabeth writes frequently for

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’91 Timothy Weymouth recently decided to end his long commute to Philadelphia every day, took a fabulous one-year sabbatical and has joined the science faculty at a certain local rival whose school colors are green and white.

’93 Tim Huang won the Jerry Harrington Award this year for his work on his musical, Costs of Living, from the BMI Musical Theatre Workshop. In June, the Dramatist Guild of America sent him to the Rhinebeck Writers Retreat as part of his year-long fellowship to continue work on his new piece, Peter and the Wall. Additionally, The Directory of Contemporary Musical Theatre Writers’ annual list of Top 25 Songs included Huang’s song “Never Knew.”

’01 Devon (Grenda) Carley and her husband, Darrell, welcomed a new baby girl named Addison Grace to the family on Aug. 12, 2013. Big brother Preston and the entire family couldn’t be more excited about the new addition. Tessa La Neve recently worked at the Eugene O’Neill Theater Center as a dramaturg in the National Playwrights Conference. She also completed the difficult project of publishing

’07 Nick Jennison spent the beginning of the year aboard another cruise ship working backstage in the main theatre lounge doing automation and Tessa La Neve ’01

rigging. During a two-month break in May, he spent seven

more than 60 short plays written by

weeks in Roatan, Honduras,

playwrights at her school. In the fall, La

at a dive shop earning his

Neve will teach the dramatic structure

PADI divemaster certification.

again in Fordham University’s Graduate

Currently back aboard

Playwriting Program with a syllabus

cruise ships, Jennison headed south

Alexandra Saad graduated magna

originally blessed by the estimable

in September to Australia and New

cum laude from Loyola University

Bruce Chipman and Rosemary


Maryland, earning a physics degree



Amanda Reese ’08

’08 In August, Amanda Reese was the

Jarred Phillips married Rebecca

first Delawarean to graduate from the

Corlett on Aug. 24, 2013.

University of Delaware and Thomas


Jefferson University’s 3+2 Master in

Lauren (Eisenbrey) McCall writes,

May, she was inducted into Jefferson’s

“My husband, Alex, and I had twins in

Chapter of the Alpha Eta Society, an

February—Graham and Julia. Everyone

honor society for the allied health

is happy and healthy!”

profession that promotes and

Occupational Therapy program. In

recognizes significant scholarship, leadership and contribution to the health profession. When she completes

with a music concentration. She was also a member of Sigma Pi Sigma, a national honors physics society, and the recipient of the Physics Department Medal. Since graduation, Saad has been busy pursuing her singer/songwriter career in Nashville, Tenn. She is constantly writing and performing, while developing her skills in sound engineering as an intern at OmniSound Studios. With her many talents, Saad hopes to establish a successful musical career.

school, Reese plans to study for


her boards and accept a job as an

Gregory Stellon, Susquehanna

occupational therapist in Delaware.

University baseball senior, writes, “In

’09 Justin Perillo, University of Maine senior tight end, has been named to the 2013 preseason First Team All-Colonial Athletic Association. He

January 2013, I traveled to Chili with the baseball team. We participated in several service projects, coached young baseball players and played the Chilean Selection Team.”


has also been named a preseason


Beyond Sports Network Second Team

Chantille Kennedy is currently serving

Hannah Chipman produced a film

All-American and is on the College

as secretary of the first National

titled “The Trestle at Pope Lick Creek,”

Football Performance Awards Football

Association for the Advancement of

which was accepted at the Cannes

Championship Subdivision Tight End

Colored People (NAACP) Chapter at

International Film Festival.

Watch List.

Bryn Mawr College. Fall |




24th Annual Tatnall Golf Classic The 24th Annual Tatnall Golf Classic raised more than $41,000 to benefit Tatnall’s financial aid program. Sponsored by The Tatnall School Alumni Association, the event took place on May 30, 2013, at Hartefeld National Golf Club and provided the perfect outing for alumni and guests alike to play for a great cause. 1





1. Jason Homer, left, Jeff Ciconte ’95, John Centrella ’91, Jon Wolfe ‘94, Cindy Pettinaro Wilkinson ’88 and Steve Wilkinson 2. Ari Abel ’89, left, Jamie Danner ’86, Adam Doherty ’86, Fred Palfrey, Margaret Selsor ’08 and Stephen Selsor ’03 3. Mary Lu Currin Pamm ’78, left, Kristine Qualls and Linda Farquhar 4. Jamie Jenny, left, Jon Wolfe ’94, Louis Capano ’94 and Joe Fragomele 5. Alums take a break from the action for a group shot.

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Alumni Reunion: New York City In April, more than 35 Tatnall alumni and current teachers came together in the Big Apple to attend the annual New York City Tatnall Alumni Chapter Reunion. The event was held at The Thompson Hotel. Each year, the New York City Alumni Chapter event continues to grow, bringing together generations of Tatnall alums.





1. Krissi Kallstrom ’03, left, Fred Palfrey and Natalie Dougherty ’03 2. Front row: Marta Ficke Fleming ’99, left, Anita Marcial and Erik Warner ’93 Back row: Tim Huang ’93, Peter Roybal ’92 and Dan Witham ’97 3. Father and Son–Bill Schluter, left, and Reid Schluter ’05 4. Stephen Selsor ’03, left, Mary Lu Currin Pamm ’78, Christopher Pamm ’06 and Hayden Stewart ’03

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Alumni Reunion: Washington, D.C. The Tatnall School held a reception for alums in Washington, D.C., that was hosted by Anne MacGaffin Sargent ’62 and her husband, Christopher, on May 9, 2013. More than 25 alumni and current Tatnall teachers took the time to reconnect at the event. 1





1. Ashley Deadwyler-Jones ’94, left, Peter MacGaffin ’68 and Kendall Andrews ’86 2. Mike Echols ‘83, left, and Fred Palfrey, 3. Susan Schell Symons ’61 and John Symons 4. Lauren Idstein Hardy ’91 and Kevin Hardy ’92 5. Event hosts Anne MacGaffin Sargent ’62 and Christopher Sargent

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Remembering Alumni and Former Faculty Rosemary Sannini Crawford Longtime Tatnall teacher Rosemary Crawford lost her battle with cancer on Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2013, while at home in Wilmington. She had taught English at Tatnall for 30 years and was Upper School English department chair at the time of her death. As one of the most dedicated teachers to come through Tatnall, Crawford was a beloved figure on campus who never hesitated to give extra time to her students. She also had a passion for theater and directed numerous shows during her tenure. Her obituary in the News Journal reads, “Rosemary had a keen and curious mind, and she fostered that same curiosity in her students, friends and family. She loved travel, particularly to Italy, and she shared this love with her family and students.” The outpouring of sympathy, remembrances and gifts to memorialize Crawford were unprecedented at Tatnall. Led by gifts from her family–including husband Charlie, sons Andrew ’02 and Daniel ’06, parents Ed and Mary Sanini, brother Ed Sanini and his wife Coni Frezzo–as well as the 1916 Foundation and hundreds of other admirers and friends, a stand-alone endowed fund was established in her memory. A Rosemary Crawford scholar will be identified each spring by the Upper School humanities faculty. The recipient will be a rising junior who shares Crawford’s passion for academic achievement, writing and the performing arts. Additionally, he or she will display Crawford’s curious and inquisitive spirit that was loved by all. Chris F. Huntington M.D. ’80 Chris Huntington, a member of the Tatnall Class of ’80, passed away on March 8, 2013. A graduate of the University of Pennsylvania in 1985 and Jefferson Medical College in 1990, Huntington founded the Musculoskeletal Institute in Providence, RI. During his career, he helped design and patent instruments for minimally invasive spinal surgery, improving the lives of thousands of patients throughout his accomplished career. His obituary, which appeared in the News Journal, reads in part, “A scientist’s mind, an artist’s eye, and an explorer’s soul. And, as family and friends will attest, a servant’s heart. Always welcoming and generous, Chris was deeply loved by friends as he shared everything he knew, did or earned.” He is survived by his daughter Anne Barrat Huntington, and son Samuel Danvers Huntington. Donations can be sent to the Huntington Family Memorial Fund in care of St. David’s Episcopal Church in his honor.

Rosemary Crawford with her family

Sean Zacharkiw ’99 Sean Zacharkiw, a member of the Tatnall Class of ’99, died at home on December 19, 2012. He is survived by his father Steve and brother Stephan ’95. Anne Page Maloney ’74 Anne Page Maloney, a member of the Tatnall Class of ’74, died of natural causes on Saturday, May 25, 2013. She is survived by her husband Mike and six children. David Naylor ’73 On Monday, February 22, 2013, David Naylor, Tatnall Class of ’73, died of natural causes in West Palm Beach. Naylor battled several health challenges in life, beginning at the age of 45 when he was diagnosed with Waldenstrom’s macroglobulinemia, a rare cancer that affects the blood cells. He attended Smith College, Amherst, Cornell and the University of Queensland in Australia, focusing his studies in architecture. Naylor was a man of many trades who possessed a natural talent for photography and writing. This love led to the publication of several books on the topic of architecture in the United States. Naylor is survived by his stepmother, Sylvia Naylor, and siblings Jane Cashell, David Cashell and Judy Cashell. His niece Charlotte Cashell-Varga has posted a blog about his life and invites anyone who wishes to share their memories of Naylor to visit Fall |



Connected Class 1950 1951 1952 1953 1954 1955 1956 1957 1958 1959 1960 1961 1962 1963 1964 1965 1966 1967 1968 1969 1970 1971 1972 1973 1974 1975 1976 1977 1978 1979 1980 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990

Class Agent (needed) Mrs. Amy Porter Peoples Mrs. Nancy Herndon Clapp Mrs. E. Suzanne Johnson Veasey Ms. Anne Tatnall Gross Ms. Anne Tatnall Gross Ms. Anne Tatnall Gross (needed) Mrs. Caroline Tatnall Ketcham Ms. Carolyn H. Vernon Mrs. Judith King Axarlis Mrs. Terry Caffrey Arney Mrs. Susan Webster Suplee Mrs. Susan Schell Symons Mrs. Dorothy Kimmel Newlin Mrs. Sara T. Garrison Mrs. Susan Bakalar Lubin Mrs. Judith Field Tigani Mr. Steven L. Lincoln Vicki Cooper Barrett (needed) Mrs. Kay Sierer Hill Ms. Alice F. Deese Ms. Patricia A. Bissell Mrs. Patricia King Frick Mrs. Janet Lynch Kane Mrs. Linda Archangelo Sygowski Mrs. Margaret Hughes Kelly (needed) (needed) Mr. Preston Ayars Mr. William M. Kaiser Mr. David P. Racca Ms. Elizabeth A. Kaiser Ms. Paula Grant Mrs. Rebecca King Rogers Mrs. Hester Kingsbury Sutton Mr. Christopher J. Rath Mrs. Lisa Bixby McGillivray Mr. Barton D. Reese Mr. Randall M. Attix Mr. Keith G. Nilsen Mrs. Sabrina Hamman Davies Mr. Matthew R. Stover Dr. Neil S. Woloshin Mrs. Lecia Inden McDermott Mrs. Tracy Pettinaro Crowley Mrs. Lisa Prettyman Prusinski Mr. R. Scott Bell Ms. Krista J. Pilot Mrs. Kristen Fasig Wolff Mrs. Ellen Riblett Bailer Mrs. Tracy Friswell Jacobs Ms. Jennifer M. Alford

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Class Agents Home Phone

Cell Phone

(302) 732-3939 (302) 762-2894 (302) 652-8094 (302) 425-0331 (302) 425-0331 (302) 425-0331 (410) 820-0324 (302) 984-2376 (610) 388-1395 (610) 525-0830 (610) 525-7377 (301) 656-3245 (302) 655-2339 302-764-6210 908-522-9110 (302) 654-7157 (410) 714-4411 (610) 733-0344 (610) 585-6411 (610) 608-4545 (301) 760-0531

(410) 289-8894 (302) 731-4490 (302) 654-3080 (941) 776-0421 (610) 388-1550 (302) 652-2589 (302) 654-1939 (302) 778-5281

(302) 655-7534 (610) 444-2903 (302) 478-5603 (302) 998-6781 (302) 655-3924 (610) 388-5891 (302) 765-2032 (302) 368-7005 (302) 762-5664 (302) 571-9390 (302) 654-3084 (610) 388-6363 (508) 785-8082 (610) 925-4948 (302) 777-1010 (302) 655-6439 (302) 999-1991 (302) 292-2008 (703) 866-2503

(302) 421-9047 (302) 544-4458


(302) 494-5244 (302) 983-9063

(302) 584-2559

(302) 379-2595 (302) 750-7878 (302) 229-2645 (302) 530-6957 (610) 724-4128 (302) 373-6629 (302) 723-1803 (302) 530-0636 (302) 740-5111

(302) 897-3751 (302) 983-0343 (302) 218-4416

(917) 528-0230 (646) 765-8491 (302) 290-5539 (302) 690-2001



Class Agents Class 1991 1992


1994 1995



1998 1999 2000

2001 2002

2003 2004

2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010

2011 2012 2013

Class Agent Mrs. Devon Dugdale Hathaway

Home Phone (410) 372-0206

Cell Phone (443) 801-4323


Mrs. Susanne Richardson Salve Ms. Skye S.J. DeLano Ms. E. Ellen Hatton Mrs. Sherry Wood Proctor Mrs. Randi Ball Centrella Mrs. Dulany Reeves Dent Mrs. Irene Laird Jennings Mr. J. Scott Beale Ms. Beth C. Feldpush Ms. Theresa M. Frezzo Mrs. Victoria Pettinaro Martelli Mrs. Carli Snyder Younce Mr. Stephan D. Zacharkiw

(610) 998-1205 (415) 525-4041

(484) 880-0139 (415) 948-9676

(410) 357-8312 (302) 778-4410 (410) 759-7447 (610) 925-1557 (202) 669-4497 (202) 518-5254

(410) 960-1574 (302) 983-8609 (410) 336-2954 (610) 470-8099 (202) 269-0403

Mr. Kiadii Harmon Ms. Laetitia D. Morgan Ms. Lisa Purzycki Moody Mr. Brian J. Carney Mrs. Michele Centrella Harra Mrs. Abigail Williams Schneider Mrs. Abigail Riley Mrozinski Ms. Natalie C. Atkinson Ms. Lauren M. Hill Patrick Mr. David D. Preston Ms. Margaret D. Shea Ms. Melissa R. Wier Mrs. Emilie Moeckel Bolduc Mr. Adam C. Warner Ms. Jaclyn A. Ciconte Mr. Matthew R. Kohler Ms. Amanda Jacobs Mr. John R. Charles Ms. Melissa Bryant Ms. Alison L. Boliek Mr. Erick H. Katzenstein Mr. Christopher L. Sparks Mrs. Lauren Eisenbrey McCall Ms. Jenna B. Spivak Mr. Ryan B. Miller Mr. Eshawn R. Rawlley Ms. Elizabeth C. Grant Ms. Laura E. Stimson Ms. Bethany Saad Ms. Margaret Selsor Ms. Megan I. Fischer Mr. Philip E. Drexler Ms. Corinne B. Hangacsi Ms. Carey A. Kaiser Mr. Jim Grant (needed) Ms. Molly Atwater Mr. Alexander Giacco Mr. Patrick (Mac) Gugerty Ms. Kristin Lindsay

(302) 691-5966 stephan.d.zacharkiw@

(610) 293-6961

(302) 489-0151 (302) 656-5161 (302) 824-6077 (302) 691-3192 (302) 765-2790

(212) 489-1516

(302) 998-5115 (302) 691-3063

(302) 998-1277 (302) 428-0305 (302) 652-0833 (703) 994-1873 (302) 239-4865 (302) 652-0706 (302) 656-3984

(610) 274-1686 (302) 425-3739 (302) 234-1147 (610) 444-2903

(312) 933-8168 (302) 233-4668 (302) 377-3611 (443) 956-2336 (302) 547-8181 (302) 388-1667 (347) 880-0187 (302) 540-1294 (302) 540-7381 (302) 559-8946 (302) 540-1156 (302) 521-7658 (302) 584-7732 (302) 898-1738 (302) 598-3246 (302) 547-3919 (302) 983-2171 (302) 379-0155 (302) 563-4285 (302) 743-0102 (610) 742-2088 (302) 983-0681 (302) 584-2523 (302) 373-1234 (302) 593-5205 (302) 530-2439 (302) 593-4814 (302) 463-7399 (302) 588-0189 (302) 559-6150 (302) 753-1230 (610) 299-8478 (302) 388-5242 (302) 494-0630 (302) 888-6687 (302) 668-5836 (302) 750-8547 (302) 750-0285 (302) 521-2708 Fall |


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Mark Your Calendars… October 18:. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Founder’s Day Grandparents & Special Friends Day October 19:. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Homecoming November 7-9:. . . . . . . . . . . . . Playbill November 26:. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8th Grade Play November 27-December 2:. Thanksgiving Break – early dismissal on 11/27 December 6:. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Barnes & Noble Book Fair Middle School Choral Concert December 12:. . . . . . . . . . . . . . Upper School Choral Concert December 17:. . . . . . . . . . . . . . Middle School Instrumental Concert December 19:. . . . . . . . . . . . . . Upper School Instrumental Concert December 20-January 6: . . . Holiday Recess – early dismissal on 12/20

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