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1960's and 70's Class Notes

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Leslie Pizer Schwaderer '74 writes:

My husband and I celebrated retirement with a 3 month trip from Alaska through Canada and the US to Prince Edward Island, 15,000 miles from start to finish. We ended back in Alaska in August having experienced many delights in both countries. And best of all, after sharing a motorhome all summer we still love each other! (Fall 2017)

Marianne Smith '79 writes... I am still living in North Carolina. Aside from my work, my husband and I stay pretty busy. We love to travel and went to Europe last fall. We took a 10-day Mediterranean cruise and added five extra days to explore Italy. It was wonderful to see the country my grandfather was born in! For those of you who remember my parents' farm, we sold it in January of 2016. My mother now lives in an assisted living facility in Skillman, and she is thriving there. She turned 90 in December! My oldest son, Christopher, is a Software Engineer working for a start-up in San Francisco. He loves the weather out there; I worry about earthquakes. My other son, Max, has just moved to Massachusetts. He's more of a free-spirit and is finding his way in the world. He was born and raised in the south, so it remains to be seen if he'll make it through a northern winter without moving back home. If anyone is traveling through North Carolina, please stop in. I would love to see y'all!

A note from Stacie Paulsen Chandler '76:
I hope you will all share this study abroad opportunity with those who might enjoy it. It's perfect for high school seniors and college students, but we also welcome adults who are passionate about photography, travel, or music.
I am a former journalist and currently a student advisor at Penn State University in University Park. My husband, Curt Chandler,is an award-winning photojournalist who was the Director of Photography and Editor for Online Innovation at the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. He now teaches Multimedia Journalism in Penn State’s College of Communications.
In June 2017 we will be on the faculty of a four-week study abroad that offers participants a one-of-a-kind experience, with a focus on Norway’s music and culture. Students will spend their days learning about Norwegian culture, language, and music and their nights experiencing it firsthand.
The program, run by ieiMedia, a is open to both undergraduate and graduate students, as well as post-graduate interns, non-traditional students, recent college professionals, and experienced travelers looking for a unique experience. Students will receive 3 credits from our partner institution, the University of Jamestown.
The faculty includes veteran journalists with years of experience in photography, multimedia, writing, editing, and broadcast who are now seasoned educators with exceptional credentials. We are passionate about the necessity for students to gain a global perspective gained through personal cross-cultural experiences. Please visit us at for additional details.

It was shared that the daughter of Sarah Conley Reese '73, Caroline Reese, has released an album and is on tour! Check her out at:

1980's Class Notes

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Dani Dabrowski Villegas '86 recently started a position as an adjunct instructor at the New Jersey Institute of Technology. She's teaching a graduate level course about social media for their Masters of Professional and Technical Communication degree program. (Fall 2017)

Beth Marks '84 is having a great time working at Stuart as the Director of the Stuart Fund (thanks for all your support!), and is happy to share that her daughter Penelope is loving Stuart too! She is currently in 8th grade and excited for the Upper School next year! I've been in touch with Anne Fendrich Stevens '84, who is doing great, living in Michigan, and has 6 children! (Spring 2017)

1990's Class Notes

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Mari Keeler Cornwell '96 writes: Hello friends! We've moved out of Brooklyn to upstate NY! New Paltz, NY is a gorgeous town 2 hours north of the city. Lots of woods & country roads. Reminds me of Princeton! Ava is thriving & we're trying to keep up with a toddler. Love watching the ladies in my class starting families or gaining grown on their successful careers. Very inspiring and motivating. Wouldn't expect less from Stuart Alums. Hope everyone is happy & healthy. Love, Mari (Fall 2017)

Justine Schiro '92 writes: It was so great to catch up with Claire, Rachel and Tara to celebrate our (gulp) 25 year reunion and see how Stuart has grown and changed. Funny we still look 17! We hope to get together again soon and with members of our class who weren't able to join the official reunion I am still living in NYC with my husband and 2 daughters, Elisabeth and Annabel. We are thrilled our older daughter Elisabeth will be continuing the Sacred Heart tradition as she is starting kindergarten this year at Convent of the Sacred Heart in NYC. She loves her new uniform and can't wait to start. Annabel will be starting at 2/3 Program in Preschool! (Fall 2017)

Sarah Byers '95 and Jim Gramling welcomed their baby girl, Elizabeth Anne, on July 15, 2016. Little Elizabeth also has very happy grandparents in Norma and Lance Byers!

Lili Lantin Wierbonics '93 wrote to share of the exciting year the Lantins had! She writes: We celebrated my parents' 50th wedding anniversary by renewing their vows at St. Paul's followed by a reception at the Princeton Hyatt. My sister's (Mary Lantin Casparis '90) children, Stage and Lantin Casparis, along with my children, Rowan and Willow Wierbonics were the ring bearers and flower girl. It was a fun night and we were happy that Regina Guerrero Leopold '93 and her husband David joined us in the celebration!

Sara Burchell Kestner '96 wrote: It was so much fun to be supporting Stuart at the "Speakeasy" fundraising event last month - and with so many fellow alumnae!

2000's Class Notes

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Aishwarya Rajagopalan '09 is a fourth year medical student. She was married June 1st in India, with Georgia Pierce '09 serving as a bridesmaid. (Fall 2017)

Elizabeth Borah '08 writes: After four years in Boston working in various cultural jobs (and taking photos of squirrels), I've moved to Morgantown, West Virginia! Will hopefully be working at the nearby hospital or university, and pursuing my art projects on the side. Keeping my SCDS spirit alive in the wild and wonderful state. (Fall 2017)

Mary Kate Dahlberg Williams '06 shares that her second book has been published - a collection of short stories - is now available. The Games You Cannot Win: A Collection of Short Stories can be found on Amazon at

2010's Class Notes

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Stephanie Champi ’12 shares: As a first year teacher in Boston, it was great to come back to Stuart recently to ask for guidance from Alicia Testa about how to improve my Algebra 1 classes. Ms. Testa’s Algebra 1 class was the first time that I loved math and one of the main reasons why I wanted to teach middle school math. While I was there, she even gave me some of her old textbooks and workbooks that I now frequently use to supplement my students classwork. I am so excited to be back at Stuart in April to introduce one of the keynote speakers at the #leadlikeagirl conference! It's going to be an amazing conference, planned for girls by girls, to promote leadership, entrepreneurship, and STEM, which I hope will help me to empower my own female students to persist in STEM beyond my classroom!

Natalie Pontillo '10 shares that she is now the owner/operator of Hasty Acres Farm in Kingston, New Jersey. The 37 acre horse farm has been a staple of the Kingston community for over 45 years. The Farm offers english riding instruction for all kinds of students; welcoming both advanced and beginner students. Check out the website:!