Please join us this November for our 2017 Women's Network Weekend. This year's conference will celebrate our alumni working in education. Our keynote speakers are Emer O'Dwyer ’92 and Chloe Taft Kang ’01, and the weekend will also feature an alumnae panel and workshops led by both men and women alumni. We hope you will be able to return to St. Andrew's for this weekend of inspiration and connection with our current students, alumni, parents, and faculty.

If you plan to attend, let us know you're coming (RSVP is not required to attend). A block of rooms is available at the Hampton Inn in Middletown; call 302-378-5656 and reference "SAS Women's Network" when making your reservation.

Questions? Please contact Director of Events Kathy Mitchell at

Schedule of Events


12:45 p.m.—Chloe Taft Kang ’01, keynote speaker, duPont Memorial Chapel, Founders Hall

6:45 p.m.—Dinner with Class of 2018 & Alumni Participants, Old Gym

8:00 p.m.—Emer O'Dwyer '92, keynote speaker, Engelhard Hall, O’Brien Arts Center

9:30 p.m.—Reception for Alumni, Parents & Faculty, Tad and Elizabeth’s Home


8:00 a.m—Continental Breakfast, O’Brien Arts Center

8:30 a.m.—Alumnae Panel, Engelhard Hall, O’Brien Arts Center

10:15 a.m.—Workshops Led by Alumni, Campus Locations TBA

11:45 a.m.—Lunch, Dining Hall, Founders Hall

2:00 p.m.—Cannon Game, Varsity Football Field

Keynote Speakers

Emer O'Dwyer ’92
BA, Harvard University, 1997
PhD, History & East Asian Languages, Harvard University, 2007

Emer O’Dwyer ’92 is Associate Professor of History and East Asian Studies at Oberlin College. An historian of twentieth century Japan, O’Dwyer is the author of Significant Soil: Settler Colonialism and Japan’s Urban Empire in Manchuria (Harvard University Asia Center Press, 2015). She is at work on a second book project on popular political activism in Japan’s first postwar decade.

Chloe Taft Kang ’01
BA, Williams College, 2005
PhD, American Studies, Yale University, 2014

Chloe is the author of From Steel to Slots: Casino Capitalism in the Postindustrial City (Harvard University Press, 2016), a historical and ethnographic look at economic change in a former steel town now host to an industrial-themed casino. Her writing has appeared in the Journal of Planning History, The American Scholar, Next City, and Rust Belt Chicago: An Anthology (Belt Publishing, 2017), among other venues. She serves as a lecturer in U.S. history at Lake Forest College, where she has taught the undergraduate history seminar Inequality and Reform: U.S. 1865-1920. Previously, Chloe worked as a journalist in Washington, D.C. and taught urban studies as a Mellon Postdoctoral Associate in the Integrated Humanities at Yale. Chloe lives in Chicago with her husband Jason and son Miles.

Workshop Leaders

Andy Hamlin ’71
Ashton Richards ’78
Louisa (Hemphill) Zendt ’78
Kathy (DeMarco) Van Cleve ’84
Pier Kooistra ’85
Stacey Duprey ’85
Andrew Meyer ’86
Chris Odden ’86
Julio Tuma ’87
Alec McCandless ’89
Chauncy (Gardner) Pogue ’89
Jennifer (Beams) Sheppard ’89
Liza (Wallace) Becker ’90
Niki Smith ’90
Alexandra von Raab ’91
Hardy Gieske ’92
Joy McGrath '92
Emer O'Dwyer ’92
Lori Unruh Snyder ’92
Tucker Foehl ’93
Tammy Small ’93
Katie Forrestal ’94
Andrew Mahlstedt ’94
Andrew Sykes ’95
Will Porter '96
Jessica Reid ’96
Harvey Johnson ’97
Ben Kennedy ’97
Carly Schneider ’98
Dave Sykes ’99
Emily Pfeiffer-Russell ’00
Kodi Shay ’00
Matt Wolinski ’00
Chloe Taft Kang ’01
Robbie Pennoyer ’01
Ashley Gosnell ’02
Anna Hickman ’02
Searcy (Milam) Morgan ’02
Giselle Furlonge ’03
Frances Ramirez ’03
Richard DeSalvo ’04
Cuth Hutton ’04
Matthew Roach ’04
Sam Baroody ’05
Janine Cuervo
Jennifer Cuervo ’06
Joy Doyle ’06
Nicola D. Fleischer ’07
Kate Hardwick ’07
Kathryn Orfuss ’07
Hadley Roach ’07
Grace H. Gahagan ’10
Leda Strong ’10
Forrest Brown '11
Libby Lakeman ’12
Annie McClements ’12

Sample Workshops

What Will It Mean to Be Human in the Face of Emerging Biotechnologies?
Julio Tuma ’87

Challenges and Opportunities in Higher Education
Joy McGrath ’92

Creating an Edible Schoolyard Program
Emily Pfeiffer-Russell ’00

Developing an Advisory Program:
Introducing New Programs in Diverse Urban Environments

Janine and Jennifer Cuervo ’06

Beyond the Acceptance Letter: A Healthy, Growth-Positive Admissions Process
Stacey Duprey ’85, Matt Wolinski ’00, Louisa Zendt ’78

Learning by Listening: Doing Oral History and Ethnography
Chloe Taft Kang ’01

Engaging Pop Culture in the Classroom: Chance the Rapper, Lemonade, and Rick and Morty
Matthew Roach ’04

Finding Purpose as an Elementary School Counselor
Liza Wallace Becker ’90

Finding Work That Matters: Education as Activism
Kate Hardwick ’07 and Nicola Fleischer ’07

A Career In Education Today… and Tomorrow
Chauncy Gardner Pogue ’89

Pre-K in Public Schools: The Research, the Challenges and News from the Field
Anna Hickman ’02

Promoting Wholeness in the Classroom
Forrest Brown ’11

What Is Our Responsibility for Student Engagement with the Wider World?
Andrew Sykes ’95 and Dave Sykes ’99

Identity & Our Role in the Paradox of Education in a Broken Society
Grace Gahagan ’10

Innovative Schools, Audacious Classrooms: The Power of Creativity, Inclusivity, and Vulnerability in Education
Tucker Foehl '93

From Chapel Talks to China: Adventures in International Education
Ashley Gosnell ’02

Creating Opportunities for Authentic Student Agency on School Campuses
Benjamin Kennedy ’97

The St. Andrew's Women's Network was founded in 2010 with a goal of connecting, celebrating, and harnessing the power of the School's alumnae through events held both on and off campus. Since its inception, Women's Network events have expanded in size and scope, and have become central to our mission to provide community, inspiration, and mentorship for all members of our community. We hope you will be able to return to St. Andrew's for this weekend of inspiration and connection with our current students, alumni, parents, and faculty.