Stoneleigh-Burnham School officially installed Stephanie S. Luebbers as Head of School in a formal ceremony on Oct. 13 in Emerson Hall. Trustee Allison Porter ’89, immediate past board chair, served as master of ceremonies, and Board Chair Lynn Schultz Kehoe ’77 shared remarks at this special occasion.

Audrey Koester, retired head librarian at The Albany Academies, and Stephanie Luebbers.

Stephanie was introduced by her longtime friend and former colleague Audrey Koester, retired head librarian at The Albany Academies. In her remarks at the ceremony, Stephanie shared her journey to SBS and her vision for the school and its community.

The ceremony also included several other special speakers. Students, staff, and faculty each chose speakers to represent them at the Installation Ceremony. Jax Morgan ’19, president of the Student Council, Samantha Sattin Torres ’08, Development and Alumnae Relations Associate, and Miriam Przybyla-Baum P ’20, ’22, French teacher, chair of the Languages Department, and co-coordinator of the International Baccalaureate Diploma Program, each delivered remarks. Visit the school blog, “View from the Nest,” to read remarks by Jax, Miriam, and Sam. Check the blog in the near future for transcripts of additional speeches from the ceremony. The Octet and the Wind Quartet performed, and the ceremony ended with a cheer by the senior class and the unveiling of a banner displaying a photo of Stephanie with members of the Class of 2019.

For scenes from the Installation Ceremony, including a video, please click here. Thank you to everyone who made this occasion so special.


L-R: Lynn Schultz Kehoe ’77, Miriam Przybyla-Baum, Audrey Koester, Stephanie Luebbers, Sam Torres, Jax Morgan, and Allison Porter ’89.