Carole DeVito is pictured here with Head of School Jeremy Gregersen, admiring the new plaque outside the newly-named Carole DeVito Classroom in Leggett Hall.
Three recently-retired D-E faculty members — who together represent more than 130 years of teaching tenure — were officially recognized during Reunion 2023 with classrooms named for them. Betsey Carson (History Department), Carole DeVito (History Department), and Doris Tannenbaum (Mathematics Department) were each praised, thanked, and honored for their significant contributions to our community, as part of a Room Dedication Ceremony and classroom ribbon-cutting events. Following welcome remarks from Head of School Jeremy Gregersen, individual accolades were then provided by Peter Bograd, Liz Traub, and Jack Armitage, honoring Betsey, Carole and Doris respectively.
Schenck Auditorium was filled with an audience of colleagues as well as current and former students, family members and friends, many of whom nodded and chuckled as the distinctive (and memorable) teaching style of each honoree was shared. The traits of warmth, humility, creativity and compassion were named regularly as ‘common’ for all three. Following the ceremony, the audience moved ‘en masse’ to commemorate Betsey, Carole and Doris officially cutting the ribbons to their newly-named classrooms in Leggett Hall and the Middle School Building. Framed plaques inside each classroom, containing quotes from fellow teachers about each teacher, were also unveiled and enjoyed. Congratulations and thank you to Betsey Carson, Carole DeVito, and Doris Tannenbaum for their myriad contributions to our community.
Betsey Carson (center) is shown here with her faculty member and colleague, Liz Traub, and Jeremy Gregersen, Head of School, shortly after being honored by Liz for her decades-long friendship and mentoring.
Doris Tannenbaum is pictured here with Head of School Jeremy Gregersen, readying the “big blue scissors” to officially cut the ribbon to the newly-named Doris Tannenbaum Classroom in the Middle School.