Reunion 2021 Gala and Silent Auction was a success thanks to you!

Thank you for celebrating this year with alumnae from around the world. 

We are happy to report that the School received total gifts of $137,209 to help talented and deserving students — thanks to you.

The Stoneleigh-Burnham Alumnae Board and Alumnae Relations Office have already begun planning Reunion 2022!

Mark your Calendar.
SBS Reunion 2022
June 10 – 12
We look forward to welcoming you to campus next June!

Join the Stoneleigh-Burnham Connect Community

Our alumnae, both near and far, are the strength of SBS. Stoneleigh-Burnham Connect offers alumnae-to-alumnae networking, alumnae-to-student mentoring, affinity groups, events, and an alumnae directory.  Stoneleigh-Burnham Connect ensures that a connection with SBS doesn’t end at graduation.

Stoneleigh-Burnham Connect is a private, secure, and engaged social network. 

Please visit sbsconnect.org to sign up, sign in, and stay in touch. 

Questions? Email sbsconnect@sbschool.org or call Kathleen Tuck Fontaine ’83 at 413.465.1662

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Submit a Class Note

Alumnae use this form to submit class notes and photographs for publication in our alumnae magazine, The Bulletin.
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Alumnae Contact Info Update

Alumnae will use this form to update their contact information on file with the school.

Alumnae, Parents, and Friends of the School are welcome!

During this time of social distancing, we’re reimagining our alumnae gatherings. We look forward to spending time with you at one – or more – of our upcoming Virtual Events. Watch the website and alumnae social media for additions to the schedule as well as details about each event.

RSVP to any of the events by emailing alumnae@sbschool.org.

Links to join in a virtual event will be emailed to attendees in advance.

Interested in hosting a Virtual Event? Contact Kathleen Tuck Fontaine ’83 at alumnae@sbschool.org.

Upcoming Events

May 20, 2021: SBS Webinar hosted by Stephanie Luebbers
Join Head of School Stephanie Luebbers with faculty Hannah Richards, Visual Arts Department Chair, for an interactive Sip & Paint.
7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Eastern Time  

May 30 – June 5, 2021: Reunion Week
Featuring a variety of virtual events and auction preview. Watch Stoneleigh-Burnham Connect and alumnae social media for details.

June 5, 2021: Virtual Reunion Gala and Online Silent Auction
Celebrating the reunion classes ending in ’0, ’5, ’1, ’6
7:00 p.m.  — 8:00 p.m. Eastern Time
Registration is Open! Click here to register.

Past Events

February 23, 2021: SBS Webinar hosted by Stephanie Luebbers
Join Head of School Stephanie Luebbers with faculty Greg Snedeker, D.M.A. to learn about Teaching Music through Distance Learning.
7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Eastern Time  

November 10, 2020: SBS Webinar hosted by Stephanie Luebbers with IB Co-coordinator Miriam Przybyla-Baum
Learn about the International Baccalaureate at SBS During Distance Learning.
7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Eastern Time

October 27, 2020: SBS Webinar hosted by Stephanie Luebbers with Stable Manager Kay Ward and Assistant Stable Manager Kristen Hart
Our Equestrian Staff are Bringing the Barn to you!
7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Eastern Time  

October 7, 2020: SBS Empower Hour hosted by the Alumnae Board
Join current and past members of the Alumnae Board as well as SBS faculty and staff.
Learn how your involvement as a volunteer can make a difference for students and your School.
8:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. Eastern Time  

September 17, 2020: SBS Webinar hosted by Stephanie Luebbers
Join Head of School Stephanie Luebbers to learn about MORE at SBS
Hear how SBS is providing our students with an excellent educational experience – remotely.
7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Eastern Time

June 20, 2020: Alumnae Gathering hosted by Kate Strousse ’13, Alumnae Board President
11:00a.m. EST
Join Kate from her kitchen in Vermont for Sunday Brunch. A favorite recipe will be shared in advance with attendees so we can cook together over coffee, tea, or mimosas!

June 11, 2020: SBS Webinar hosted by Stephanie Luebbers
Join Head of School Stephanie Luebbers with IB Co-coordinator Miriam Przybyla-Baum
7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Eastern Time  

June 6, 2020: Virtual Mega Reunion and Fundraising Challenge
Join alumnae from around the world on June 6 for a virtual celebration
4:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. Eastern Time
View Nikki’s Thank You to donors who supported the Senior Class Mother’s Day Daffodil Fundraiser

May 21, 2020: SBS Webinar hosted by Stephanie Luebbers
Rescheduled to June 11, 2020

May 7, 2020: SBS Webinar hosted by Stephanie Luebbers
Watch the May 7 SBS Webinar
Join Head of School Stephanie Luebbers with Visual Arts Department Chair Sara Brown Gibbons ’98
Draw & Sip: Focus on the Visual Arts and Distance Learning
7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Eastern Time

May 3, 2020: DC area Alumnae Virtual Event Hosted by Denise Bruner, MD ’70
Join SBS Trustee Denise Bruner, MD ’70 from her home in Arlington, VA
2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Eastern Time

April 23, 2020: SBS Webinar hosted by Stephanie Luebbers
Watch the April 23, 2020 SBS Webinar
Join Head of School Stephanie Luebbers with History Department Chair Karen Pleasant
Learn about the history students work involving video journals as historical records of their experiences during Covid-19.
7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Eastern Time

April 19, 2020:  Massachusetts Alumnae Virtual Event Hosted by Kelsa Fuller Zereski ’88
Join Leadership Council member Kelsa Fuller Zereski ’88 from her Triple Crown Tack Shop in West Boylston, MA
3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Eastern Time

April 15, 2020: SBS Webinar hosted by Stephanie Luebbers
Watch the April 15, 2020 SBS Webinar
Join Head of School Stephanie Luebbers with Dean of Faculty Shawn Durrett, and Alumnae Board President Kate Strousse ’13
Learn more about how Stoneleigh-Burnham is meeting its mission to educate girls during this time.
7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Eastern Time

April 7, 2020:  Colorado Alumnae Virtual Event Hosted by Tamar Cooke Luck ’90
Join Leadership Council member Tamar Cooke Luck ’90 from her home in Colorado Springs, CO
5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. Mountain Time

Stoneleigh-Burnham’s alumnae magazine is published two times each year. We encourage alumnae to submit class notes through their Class Agent or directly to us by clicking here.

Current Issue: Fall 2021

Please note that some articles were omitted or condensed to fit the bulletin. Check back soon to read all articles in their entirety.

Read and enjoy past issues of The Bulletin.

Stoneleigh-Burnham School Alumnae Board

Stoneleigh-Burnham School is committed to inspire girls to pursue meaningful lives based on honor, respect and intellectual curiosity, to discover her best self and be secure in the knowledge that her voice will be heard and has produced a legacy of alumnae of the Elmhurst School, Stoneleigh School for Girls, Stoneleigh-Prospect Hill School, Capen School, Mary A. Burnham School and Stoneleigh-Burnham Schools. We, the alumnae, are the beneficiaries of the School and the stewards of this legacy. We join the School to foster and forge a lifelong exchange between the School and its alumnae, and thus duly constitute this Alumnae Board.

Name and Purpose

The name of this organization shall be the Stoneleigh-Burnham Alumnae Board.

The purpose of this organization shall be to promote the interest and welfare of Stoneleigh-Burnham School and to bring the alumnae into contact with each other and with the School through the auspices of the Alumnae Board and the adjacent committee.

President: Kate Strousse ’13
Vice President: Jillian Seigel ’14

The Alumnae Office is ever grateful to have such a terrific group helping the school to raise awareness of the importance of alumnae engagement.

Interested in the Alumnae Board or another volunteer opportunity? Please submit a Volunteer Interest Statement. Questions? Contact the Alumnae Office Liaison: Kathleen Tuck Fontaine ’83, 413-774-2711 x317 or email alumnae@sbschool.org.

Experts, advocates, award-winners — Stoneleigh-Burnham women.

A Stoneleigh-Burnham alumna applies her voice with confidence throughout her life, her profession, and her community. There is no limit to where a Stoneleigh-Burnham education can take you.

  • Susan Mabel Hood Emerson (Mrs. George Waldo Emerson) 1897B, head of five preparatory schools, two of which she founded and three of which she saved.
  • Joan Hutton Landis ’47S, Poet, published in the Transatlantic Review, the New York Times, Parnassus, Poetry in Review, The Gettysburg Review, Salmagundi, Spoon River, and Poetry. Former chair, Liberal Arts Department at Curtis Institute of Music.
  • Adelaide Warner Minott ’50S, former President of VT Girls and Women in Sport and National President of State Presidents in NAGWS, activist on Title IX, the Education Amendments Act of 1972
  • Elinor Johnstone Ferdon ’54B, past National President of the Girl Scouts of the USA, the largest organization for girls in the world.
  • Judith Howard Whitney-Terry ’56B, Peace Corps volunteer; Former Member, Board of Directors of the National Peace Corps Association; local and international volunteer.
  • Susan Lawson Farmer ’60S, first woman to be elected secretary of state in Rhode Island and the first female Rhode Islander ever to hold statewide general office.
  • Jacquie Dorrance ’64S, Board Member Emerita, Arizona Ballet, Arizona State University as Honorary Chair of the President’s Club.
  • Mary Alice Dorrance Malone ’68S, Owner Iron Spring Farm, horse breeding and sales.
  • Victoria (Tori) Askerberg ’69, Captain of the University of Georgia women’s golf team, the first women to play golf at the once all-male Augusta Golf Course following Title IX.
  • Barbara Mayo Llewellyn ’69, Owner Barbara Llewellyn Catering.
  • Dr. Mary Maloney ’69, Renowned Mohs Surgeon, Chief of Dermatology Department, UMass Medical School.
  • Sally Leach Mixsell ’69, Educator, administrator, consultant, and Head of Stoneleigh-Burnham School 2008 – 2018.
  • Karen Van Lengen ’69, FAIA; Kenan Professor of Architecture and former Dean of the School of Architecture, University of Virginia.
  • Carol Somerville ’69, former Manager of The Blair House, guest house for the President of the United States.
  • Dr. Denise Bruner ’70, First female Fellow of the American Society of Bariatric Physicians (ASBP), speaker, noted television and radio guest.
  • Nancy Reardon Sayer ’70, Former Chief Human Resources & Communications Officer, Campbell Soup Co.
  • Gela Nash Taylor ’71, Co-Founder, Juicy Couture; Co-Founder Pam & Gela.
  • Margaret Altmiller McIntosh ’72, Paralympic Equestrian; Member Team USA, 2016 Rio Paralympics.
  • Pamela Gladboys Layton ’75, President and Executive Chairman, Bioarray Genetics.
  • Lynn Schultz Kehoe ’77, Founder/Owner ShiftUp, LLC; Former Principal, Sentia Advisors.
  • Holley Chant ’81, Executive Director of Corporate Sustainability and Commissioning, KEO International Consultants.
  • Fairouz El-Baz ’87, Award Winning Executive Documentary Producer; Senior Vice President of Scripted Development & Special Projects, The Company.
  • Travis Stewart ’88, Co-Owner, The Dravis Agency, leading literary agency, bringing books such as The Hunger Games to film.
  • Allison Porter ’89, President and Owner, Avalon Consulting Group.
  • Alex Warriner ’90, Barn Manager for Professional Show Jumper Kent Farrington.
  • Sonya Lamonakis ’93, #1 Ranked Female Heavyweight Boxer 2018.
  • Vicky Castegren ’94, Owner, Hyperion Stud, LLC, breeder of World and Olympic level horses.
  • Carissa Tudryn Weber ’96, Systems Engineer, NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory.
  • Ramses Lonlack ’08, Member, Cameroon Women’s National Basketball Team.
  • Chinwe Okorie ’13, Mississippi State Women’s Basketball Team Member, 2017 NCAA Division I Championship Game Runner-Up.