Alumni Stories

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  • Kaila Elsayegh, Class of 2019

    “As I am about to enter the Upper School at Marlborough, I reflect upon the years leading up to this point and I can’t help but smile at the great fondness I have for my time at Village School. The foundation that Village has built for me has allowed me to flourish and grow into the person I have become, strong and independent with fiercely loyal roots grounding me always.
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  • Jameson Brau, Class of 2013

    Jameson Brau (’13) currently attends UCSB and has been working at Northrup Grumman on NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope. In addition, while in school at UCSB he works part time for the Santa Barbara based start up company Umbra which designs, builds, and operates satellites for high resolution Earth observation, communication, and signal monitoring.
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  • Lucas Gelfond, Class of 2013

    Lucas Gelfond (’13) is a student at Brown University, studying computer science and writing. Lucas is creating quite the name for himself with published articles in Logic Magazine and Vice.
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  • Claire Nordstrom, Class of 2009

    On December 2, 2021, Danny Kramer caught up with the uber-talented and charismatic Claire Nordstrom ’09. Claire was performing at the Draycott and took the time to fill us in what she is up to now, and her future plans.
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  • Johnny Hooper, Class of 2009

    Johnny Hooper ’09 is a four-time All-American and played water polo at Harvard-Westlake and Cal. He went on to play on the USA’s Men’s Water Polo Team in the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo.
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  • Jeff Gilder, Class 2002

    Jeff Gilder graduated from Village in 2002. He received his Bachelor of Arts degree from UCSB with a concentration in Psychology and a minor in Education. He received his Masters of Education and teaching credential from UCSB’s Gevirtz Graduate School of Education. He is currently the Director of Alumni Relations at Windward School.
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