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Notes from Amsterdam Avenue

Fourth grade teacher Ben Jacoff and his wife welcomed baby Alice Rebecca Jacoff (1) in September 2018. ¶ Upper School Spanish teacher and 5th grade Dean Delilah Lora and her husband Arez welcomed baby Leah Kristine in January 2019. ¶ Communications Coordinator Colin Murray and his wife Suzanne welcomed daughter Margot Catherine Murray in February 2019. ¶ Former teacher (and frequent substitute teacher) Howard Nusbaum proudly shares a photo of his brand-new grandson, Graham (2), born in March to his son Jeffrey Nusbaum ’00 and his wife, Carly. ¶ In other news: Music teacher Arden Delacey is a member of The Centre Symphony Orchestra, where she plays the trombone. The Centre Symphony Orchestra (CSO), founded in 1960 and celebrating over 50 years of service to New Yorkers, is one of the City’s oldest and most esteemed community-based orchestras. She is also a trombonist of the 92nd St Y Orchestra, an ensemble that is celebrating over 100 years of performing. She is also a member of the Doctors Orchestral Society of New York, an ensemble founded in 1938 by physicians interested in performing symphonic music. “Guess what,” she says, “Their motto is, ‘Music Heals.’” ¶ Meglena Zapreva was invited by Fulbright to lead a series of seminars in Bulgaria over the course of the year on interactive cross-curricular learning in museums and school-museum partnerships.

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FAC U LT Y N E W S + N OT E S B U N D L E O F J OY E D I T I O N

Dedicated Cathedral School volunteers Hannah Stebbins P ’18, ’23 and her mother, Pam

All in the Family Cathedral parents are known for their community involvement, and it’s a true family affair for Hannah and Pam Stebbins. Hannah’s son Luke graduated last year, and her son Theo is currently in the 4th grade. Over her ten years at Cathedral, she has been a PA rep and has volunteered at every major Cathedral event imaginable, from Spring Fair to the Absalom Jones Benefit for Financial Aid. Her mother Pam has graciously served for the past two years as Grandparent Chair for the school’s Annual Fund. How did you find Cathedral? Hannah: I came about 12 years ago to the spring open house and was blown away. There was a panel of 8th graders, and I thought if my child could be that confident, articulate,

kind and cheerful, this was the right place. Pam: Since I have two grandchildren at Cathedral, I’ve been to a lot of assemblies, evensongs, and Grandparents Days. There’s a wonderful spirit about it. How did you become involved in the school? H: I think right away. I know Cathedral lends itself to that really well. Whether it’s field trips, athletics, or parent events, it’s really easy to get involved. I started as a tour guide early on, which is a really great way to get to know the school. P: Evgeniya in the Advancement Office reached out to me to be Annual Fund Chair for the grandparents. We had met before, and she knew I would go to school events or come to pick up Luke and Theo.

Cathedral

S P R I N G 2019

Profile for The Cathedral School of St. John the Divine

Cathedral Magazine (Spring 2019)