Far Brook Alumni

Welcome Alumni!

You are important members of our community, connected to the School by our revered Traditions, deep friendships with peers and faculty, and by memories of Far Brook’s unique hands-on, experiential, and arts-infused learning. We’ve enjoyed seeing you on our recent Zoom Alumni events and look forward to when we can see you back on campus.

We would love to hear from you! Please update your current email address and other contact information so we can let you know of upcoming alumni events.

ALUMNI EVENTS

September 2021

Fri Sep 24

8:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Alumni & Community Wine Event

Join us for our 1st virtual wine event this year themed, “Fall Favorites”

email alumni@farbrook.org for more information

October 2021

Thu Oct 21

7:00 PM – 8:30 PM
Alumni Meet & Greet (21 & up)

This is an off-campus event for Alumni who are 21 years old and over. The location is TBD. Please email alumni@farbrook.org for more information.

ALUMNI FACEBOOK

REPORTS MAGAZINE – DIGITAL

Reports Digital Editions: Spring & Summer 2020

REPORTS MAGAZINE – PRINT EDITIONS

Alumni Features – Instagram

Meet Lily Mynott '13 (Millburn High School '17, Franklin & Marshall College '21). Lily was recently honored as the Female Athlete of the Year at Franklin & Marshall College. First introduced to field hockey as a Far Brook Fifth Grader,  Lily recalls, "I'll confess that my Fifth-Grade self was initially reluctant to play field hockey, but with the supportive environment at Far Brook and the encouragement of my coach Nancy Muniz, I came to love the game. I learned to harness my competitive drive, find my role as a teammate, and discover my love for learning new things. I have such gratitude and appreciation for the incredible foundation that Far Brook provided me." #FarBrookSchool #ProgressiveEducation #SchoolAsItShouldBe #ChildhoodHappensOnce #FarBrookAlumni #WeLoveFarBrookAlumni #ItAllBeganAtFarBrook #Gratitude #Athletes #FieldHockey
Meet sisters Noelle and Alexis Broussard, Class of 2012. 

Noelle (Kent Place '16, University of Michigan '20) studied Film and Television at Michigan and went on to work at MSNBC as an Anchor Production Assistant. Now a Content Coordinator at BET Networks in Manhattan, she helps greenlight new shows and movies. “Far Brook sparked my love for storytelling,” she says. “My fifth grade teacher had us write many fictional short stories and read to us all the time. I fell in love with the idea of hopping out of your life and into someone else's, living their story. Now I get to create and see those stories come to life on the screen for a living”. 

Alexis (Kent Place ‘16, University of Pennsylvania ‘20) is a Research Coordinator in a developmental neuroscience lab at Yale, preparing to pursue a doctorate in clinical psychology. “The most self-actualizing of many lessons I learned at Far Brook was the importance of embracing individuality and uniqueness. Far Brook granted us the space to feel appreciated and be our most authentic selves; individuals were valued for the distinctive personality and diverse experiences they brought to the classroom.”
 #FarBrookSchool #ProgressiveEducation #SchoolAsItShouldBe #ChildhoodHappensOnce #FarBrookAlumni #Storytelling #AuthenticSelf #WeLoveFarBrookAlumni  #ItAllBeganAtFarBrook
#NoPlaceLikeFarBrook
Meet Georges Mombrun, Class of 2004 (Rutgers University Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy '12,  Rutgers University School of Social Work '15). Georges - a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and a Licensed Clinical Alcohol and Drug Counselor - oversees and manages the day-to-day operations of multiple residential treatment programs for Integrity House. Georges is also an active resident in the Essex County area and is involved in several efforts and initiatives aimed at social justice and empowerment.
 
“My time at Far Brook was life changing. I joined the community as an incoming Seventh Grader who had not been part of the Lower/Middle school experience. Nonetheless, in a matter of 2 years I was exposed to a variety of new and unique aspects of what to me was a brand new culture. The sense of solidarity, the all-encompassing curriculum, and the bonds that I built over that time period have been embedded in every facet of who I am today. There's truly no place like it!” #ItAllBeganAtFarBrook #FarBrookSchool #ProgressiveEducation #SchoolAsItShouldBe #HelpingOthers #Caring #WeLoveOurAlumni #Solidarity  #LifeChanging #NoPlaceLikeFarBrook
Meet Shekida Smith-Sandy, Class of 2001 (Kent Place School '05, Princeton University '09, University of Miami '11, University of Miami Law School '15). Shekida is currently a corporate attorney who specializes in investment management and derivatives regulatory and transactional work at a private law firm in Washington, DC. Before attending law school, Shekida taught first grade as part of Teach for America and received her M.S.Ed in Education and Social Change from the University of Miami Graduate School of Education.  While she no longer works in education, Shekida applies the lessons she learned in Miami to her pro bono work on special education and family law cases. 

In Shekida's words, “Far Brook’s approach to learning taught me methods to analyze, digest information, and a process to lead to the correct answer, all of which I use every day in my work now.”

#ItAllBeganAtFarBrook #FarBrookSchool #FarBrookAlumni #FarBrookJourney #ProgressiveEducation #WeLoveFarBrookAlumni #CriticalThinking #LearningAProcess #AnalyticalThinking

Far Brook Photos Through the Years

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