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Class of 1997, Jason Caldwell

Class of 1997, Jason Caldwell

Oliver Steinman, Staff Writer

May 29, 2019

When Director of Admissions Jason Caldwell ‘97 P’28 was in high school, he recognized the disparities in the education system comparing his educational experience with that of his peers in his old neighborhood in the Soundview section of the Bronx. “At its best education is the great equalizer; it can raise...

Class of 1979, Dr. Susan Delanty

Class of 1979, Dr. Susan Delanty

Abby Beckler, Staff Writer

May 29, 2019

As a student, one of science teacher and Dean of Students Dr. Susan Delanty’s ’79 favorite qualities of the school was the strong relationships she shared with teachers. “I felt that [my teachers] were on my side and wanted me to learn,” she said. “They all seemed to love teaching their s...

Class of 2004, Chris Garrison

Class of 2004, Chris Garrison

Katya Tolunksy, Staff Writer

May 29, 2019

As a student, school registrar Chris Garrison ‘04 never imagined he would return to the school to work. “It was a weird path that I took to get here,” he said. “None of it was planned.” In college, Garrison developed a new appreciation for the school after realizing how rare it is to have...

Class of 2009, Chris Nelson

Class of 2009, Chris Nelson

Sam Chiang, Staff Writer

May 29, 2019

When Ultimate Frisbee Coach Chris Nelson ‘09 was a student at the school, frisbee was more than just a sport for him; it was a reprieve from the school’s rigorous curriculum and intense pressure, he said. “Having previously attended P.S.6, switching to [Horace Mann] was a transformative point in...

Class of 2014, Shyenne Parris

Class of 2014, Shyenne Parris

Emma Colacino, Staff Writer

May 29, 2019

Shyenne Parris ‘14, rejoined the school as an admissions associate and co-facilitator of BLEx, a black affinity group, on campus. She said that her experience as a student at the school has inspired her dedication towards creating safe and diverse communities for students within the community. One ar...

Class of 1984, Deborah Kassel

Class of 1984, Deborah Kassel

Liliana Greyf, Staff Writer

May 29, 2019

Although Dr. Deborah Kassel is an English teacher, she still remembers the difference between meiosis and mitosis. This is a fact she credits to her time as a student at the school. “I’ve been in school for a long time, from college to masters’ degrees in journalism and cinema studies, to getti...

A professor’s path: Dr. Wallenfang

Liliana Greyf, Staff Writer

May 20, 2019

In second grade, after attending a job fair, Dean of Faculty and Biology teacher Dr. Matthew Wallenfang decided that teaching was his passion. “My mom used to say that I have always loved to explain things to people, so I think that it is something that came almost instinctively to me,” Wallenfang...

A professor’s path: Dr. Ladd

Yesh Nikam, Contributing Writer

May 20, 2019

Very rarely is a high school student fortunate enough have a teacher who brings experience not only from overseas, but also from higher educational institutions. Dr. Cornelie Ladd brings both to her classics classes here at Horace Mann. Ladd was first introduced to the classics as a child, when she studied Latin ...

A professor’s path: Dr. Hubschman

Emily Shi, Staff Writer

May 20, 2019

“I’ve always felt drawn to teaching others, regardless of the institution,” Upper Division Math teacher Dr. Linda Hubschman said. When Hubschman was in high school, she taught flute lessons to younger students. It was those lessons that drew her to teaching, she said. After receiving her PhD i...

Meme groups HM students love: Sad Bois Class of 2023

Talia Winiarsky, Staff Writer

May 20, 2019

In the wake of disappointment, students who were did not get into their early decision college found solace in each other…and in memes. The Facebook group, dubbed “Sad Bois 2023,” was created by Josh Benson (12) with the purpose of providing support to those who had not been accepted to their ...

Meme groups HM students love: Dogspotting

Claire Goldberg, Staff Writer

May 20, 2019

Members of the Facebook group Dogspotting are pawsitively in for a treat. Every day, 1.3 million members of the Facebook group Dogspotting post, like, and share pictures and videos of adorable dog “spottings”. The criteria for a post consists of an image or video of an dog unknown to the photogra...

Meme groups HM students love: Kosher memes for good Jewish teens

Claire Goldberg, Staff Writer

May 20, 2019

Eliza Bender (11), Gloria Khafif (12), and Jude Herwitz (11) partnered together to cook up a new meme page, Kosher style. Kosher Memes for Good Jewish Teens is a Facebook group originally created as a joke three years ago by a group of HM students to form a community of “wholesome memes for Jewis...

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