Retired and Former Employees

Welcome, retired and former faculty and staff!

We hope you will keep in touch online and return to campus for events and volunteer opportunities.

Recent Tributes


Ashley Doherty

Assistant Director of Alumni Class and Affinity Programs

Recent Photos


In Memoriam

Get Involved

To learn more about the ways in which retired and former employees can volunteer on and off campus, email or call 202-537-8148.

Retired and Former Faculty and Staff Organizing Committee

The Retired and Former Faculty and Staff Organizing Committee works independently and with the School to provide opportunities for retired and former faculty and staff to stay connected with each other and the Sidwell Friends community. Additionally, the committee compiles tributes written by colleagues in recognition of each retiree’s contributions to the School community. Membership is open to all Sidwell Friends retirees and former faculty and staff members who join by sharing their contact information with the committee when they leave the School. If you have not yet joined this group and would like to be invited to its annual luncheon and book club and to receive information directly from the group, please contact the assistant director of class and affinity programs, who will connect you with the committee members.


Carol Borut
Ele Carpenter (emeritus)

Jane Hartquist
Peggy Kane

Next-to-New Sale

Our annual secondhand sale to raise funds for scholarships requires the help of hundreds of volunteers! Please let us know if you're willing to lend a hand!


Annual Fund

Please let us know if you would like to assist in raising funds for student financial aid and faculty professional development.


Dia Ruocco

Director of Development, Annual Giving and Leadership

Upcoming Events

WeWork Penn Quarter, 777 6th Street NW, Washington DC

Register here and join co-hosts Merav Yuravlivker '04 (CEO and Co-Founder, Data Society) and Tom Davidson '89 (CEO and Co-Founder, EverFi) for a special Dinner by Design gathering of DC-area alumni. This conversation will focus on variety of ways entrepreneurship, digital learning, data science and analysis intersect.

Sfoligna Downtown, 1099 New York Avenue NW, Washington DC

Register here and join co-hosts Eric Adler '82, Laura McGiffert Slover '86, Nasser Muhammad '05 and Anna Salzberg '05, for a special Dinner by Design gathering of DC-area alumni working in the field of education.

Upper School Library

Register here to join us at Art Among Friends highlighting Sidwell Friends alumni who are working in and creating visual arts in Washington and around the country! A light lunch will be provided, while you have a chance to meet the different artists in person! Presented by the DC Regional Alumni Club.

Bernstein Drawing Room, Zartman House, Wisconsin Avenue Campus

RSVP here to join our conversation with Joan Paddock Maxwell, author of Soul Support: Spiritual Encounters at Life's End, who will share her remarkable experiences as an interfaith hospital chaplain serving dying patients. Joan will offer information, inspiration and practical ways to help overcome our fears and provide comfort to dying loved ones. Hosted on campus by Amy Lear White, Trustee and Parent of Alumni '04 and '06.

Robert L. Smith Meeting Room
Independent School Choral Festival- Small Vocal Ensemble Night
Sidwell hosts a joint concert of small vocal ensemble groups (i.e. Chamber Chorus) from area independent schools.

ISCF-Small Vocals Ensembles Night - 8pm - ALL A448S CENTER (Tentative)

When: Wednesday, April 3, 2019 at 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM.

Location: 459,450,457, 449,447,448,469,490,QMA Rubenstein Gallery,484,, Meeting House,367
Kogod Cradle, Arena Stage

Register here and join us at the Kogod Cradle Theater at Arena Stage March 10 for this world premier of JQA (7:30pm) with SFS alumnus Joshua David Robinson '03 in his debut at Arena Stage. Enjoy a pre-show talk by Steve Steinbach at 6:45.

Sidwell Social

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