Fall 2021

Portrait of the Teacher as an Artist

Behind every visual arts educator at Sidwell Friends is a body of work that proves art is not just taught, it is practiced.

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A Worldwide Web

Because humanity doesn't stop at the border, many Sidwell Friends alumni have devoted their careers to finding solutions for a chaotic international landscape.

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Fresh Ink: Fall Books
By Sacha Zimmerman

Sidwell Friends authors offer a bounty for your reading pleasure and holiday gift lists this season—mystery, stories, scandal, scholarship, entrepreneurialism, cuisine, science, introspection, and even a couple of choice children’s books.

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Your Life Is Worth Living
By Sacha Zimmerman

The journey Kathryn Greenberg ’95 took led her to be an advocate for others. Now she spends every day helping people who experience trauma and addiction find their purpose.

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Call Me, Maybe?
By Loren Ito Hardenbergh

Parents bombarding the Sidwell Friends switchboards dates back to the beginning of the last century. But pay phones on campus quickly surged before becoming obsolete at the beginning of this century. Now, phones—and phone numbers—are as pervasive as people, and the District’s 202 has a new cachet.

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Network Dynamics
By Sacha Zimmerman

Director of Alumni Engagement Anna Wyeth has worked at Sidwell Friends for nine years. This magazine interviews a lot of alumni, and something we’ve heard over and over is how involved and capable Wyeth is. Below, we find out why.

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On Campus News

In Memoriam: Officer Andre Newman

Please join us in thanking the Newman family for Andre’s remarkable service and in holding them in the Light. Officer Newman invested himself fully in the Sidwell Friends community and will be deeply missed.

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Stories Everywhere

The award-winning author Matt de la Peña visited with each School division and the community at large to talk about finding himself in books, the freedom of low expectations, and how writers are made, not born.

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Ghost in the Machine

Ken Hakuta P ’98, ’00, and ’02 takes the Sidwell Friends community along for a tour of the new Nam June Paik retrospective at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art.

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Sidwell Friends Alumni Magazine is published three times a year for the community. It features School news, stories, profiles, and alumni Class Notes.

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