A Catholic, independent, college preparatory school for girls, Grades 1-12, with a co-educational Early Childhood Program, infant through Kindergarten age.


Welcome back to the Blue & Gold!

This year, we are proud to welcome our classes of 1948, 1953, 1958, 1963, 1968, 1973, 1978, 1983, 1988, 1993, 1998, 2003, 2008, and 2013 back to Stone Ridge to celebrate.

Thursday, April 26

Stone Ridge Legacy Reception
6:30 – 8:30 pm
Hamilton House

The Legacy Reception celebrates alumnae sharing a family connection to other alumna, including mothers, daughters, sisters, aunts, cousins, and grandmothers. They are invited to celebrate intergenerational connections and memories of their alma mater. The Legacy Reception is open to all legacy alumnae, not just those alumnae celebrating a special reunion year. Register here.

Friday, April 27Class of 1967

Class of 1968 50th Reunion Luncheon and Tour
11:00 am
Hamilton House

The Class of 1968 is invited to join Catherine Ronan Karrels ‘86, Head of School to celebrate their 50th Reunion. Invitation mailed separately. Alumnae of the Classes of 1948, 1953, 1958 and 1963 are also invited to the luncheon to celebrate the Class of 1968.

The School has not planned any on-campus activities for Friday evening. Reunion Recruiters will organize class gatherings off-campus.



Saturday, April 28

Gators Go Back to Class
10:00 – 11:00 am

Come back to campus and relive your days in the classroom.

  • A family-friendly ceramics class with Upper School ceramics teacher Tom Doyle. Tom was featured in the November/December 2016 issue of Bethesda Magazine as "Ones to Watch: Leading Young Professionals."
  • A family-friendly collage project with Upper School art teacher Emma Cowan. Emma was also featured in the November/December 2016 issue of Bethesda Magazine as “Ones to Watch: Leading Young Professionals”.

5:30 pm
Hamilton House Chapel
Children are welcome

Reunion Celebration and Class Pictures
6:30 pm
Gym Pavilion
Come back to campus to Reconnect, Rediscover, and Reunite for a festive evening including, cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, and dinner with your classmates
Cocktail attire.
Guests are welcome.

If you have any questions or would like to help recruit your classmates to attend, please contact:

Michael Anne Cullen '95
Director of Alumnae Relations
301.657.4322 ext. 1712

Reunion Registration

2018 Outstanding Alumnae

Madeleine Sophie Ortman

Madeleine Sophie Ortman '63, a witness to the impact of Catholic education, has fully embraced the mission of Sacred Heart in her life’s work. Her mother attended the Convent of the Sacred Heart in New York City, and Madeleine graduated from Stone Ridge in 1963, followed by Barat College of the Sacred Heart where she earned a degree in Sociology. She also holds a Master’s in Education Administration from the Catholic University of America. She was the Executive Director of the Network of Sacred Heart Schools from 2003-2013, and had previously worked for Independent School Management for over eight years. She also served as the Assistant Principal at Our Lady of Good Counsel School and Palotti High School.

For the 10 years that Madeleine served as Executive Director of the Network of Sacred Heart Schools, she made significant contributions. She initiated the 22 schools of the Network to move forward as a group; she worked tirelessly with individuals who needed her expert assistance, flying to any school in the country at a moment’s notice to help a Head of School or a Board with any challenge; and she served as the face of Sacred Heart education to the broader world of Catholic and independent schools by attending national meetings of the National Association of Independent Schools and the Directors of Catholic Education. She enhanced the reputation of Sacred Heart schools among educators. Her legacy of devotion to Sacred Heart education will live on through all the lives she touched.

Madeleine is enjoying retirement serving as an active volunteer with Meals on Wheels and Delaware Hospice.

Betsy Hoy Shiverick

Betsy Hoy Shiverick '78 graduated from Stone Ridge in 1978 and Mount Holyoke College in 1982. With a BA in History, she went to New York City to work on Wall Street as a currency trader for the next 21 years. In 2003, she retired, went to design school, and has been involved in various restoration and design projects ever since. She recently produced a documentary based on the photojournalistic career of her father, Tom Hoy. She also set up The Thomas L. Hoy Photography Award at Stone Ridge with her mother, Barbara, and sister, Christine Hoy Gosnell ‘79, to honor his love and support of photography. This award is given to a student who displays outstanding dedication and effort during her study of photography. Additionally, she and her sister started an endowed fund, The Thomas and Barbara Hoy Fund, for faculty development at Stone Ridge.

Betsy has also been an active member of the Stone Ridge community, serving on the Board of Trustees, and more recently, helping to launch and chair the newly founded Head of School Advisory Committee. Betsy and her husband, Paul, have been instrumental in the philanthropic work of Stone Ridge, providing tremendous guidance, leadership, and financial support in the early phases of the Cor Unum, One Heart campaign—aiming to build the “heart” of campus with a new Campus Quad and Student Life Center.

Betsy continues to make significant contributions to her community by serving on the board of the Fresh Air Fund, NYC and of the Preservation Foundation of Palm Beach, FL. She is a commissioner on the Architectural Commission of Palm Beach. Betsy and Paul have four grown children and reside in Palm Beach, FL and in Southport, CT.

Charlotte Vitak

Charlotte Vitak '13 has taken her love for building community and is making a difference on college campuses and in businesses across the nation. She graduated from Stone Ridge in 2013, followed by the University of San Diego in 2017. It was during her sophomore year when she started the “My Story” program. My Story is a three-part storytelling program that delivers a direct and tangible experience with empathy, diversity, community building.

As Charlotte was going through her first year of college, she explained that she noticed many groups of students were separated from each other by labels. They all had a similar goal of improving the diversity and inclusivity of the campus, but no one was talking to each other: Men didn’t feel invited to Women’s Center events, white students didn’t feel invited to the Black Student Union events, Asian students didn’t feel invited to Chicano events, and the list goes on.

My Story raises up a diverse range of voices and stories to be heard. At one event, they had a Religious Studies professor, a cafeteria employee, and a student all share the same stage. This brought all of these corners of campus into the same room to listen to each other’s stories, breaking down the labels that typically divide us. My Story offers a platform to speak, a place to listen.

Reunion Weekend 2018 Awards

Outstanding Alumnae Awards
The Outstanding Alumna Award recognizes three alumnae who have made significant contributions to their community and/or profession. Each of this year’s Outstanding Alumna recipients have demonstrated dedication to the Goals of Sacred Heart education, commitment to excellence in their life’s work, a loyalty to Christian values, and selflessness in service to others.

During the Reunion Celebration on Saturday evening, Stone Ridge will recognize a Golden Outstanding Alumna (50 or more years since they graduated), Outstanding Alumna (11-49 years since they graduated), and a Young Outstanding Alumna (10 years or less since they graduated).

GO Gator Award
The GO Gator Award is awarded to the Reunion Class with the highest attendance at Reunion Weekend 2017. The GO Gator Award class winner will receive champagne throughout the Reunion Celebration.

Farthest Traveled
During the Reunion Celebration on Saturday evening, Stone Ridge will recognize the alumna who has traveled the farthest to celebrate her special milestone Reunion.

2018 Reunion Recruiters

A special thanks to our 2018 Reunion Recruiters for their tireless efforts, finding alumnae, connecting alumnae to each other, and organizing class gathering.

Elizabeth Langdon Teasdale ‘58
Martha Hogentogler Nolan ‘63
Louise Czajkowski Canter ‘68
Elisabeth Kirby Greissing ‘68
Virginia Kolius Mortara ‘68
Kathy Daniel ‘73
Katherine Johnston Hutto ‘73
Joan Gillespie Swift ‘78
Deirdre Koppel Cohen ‘83
Crescence Kilcoyne DeRose ‘83
Tracy Kalil Ferridge ‘83
Stephanie Farr Lennon ‘83
Rachel Buchanan O’Hare ‘83
Amy O’Neill Richard ‘83
Christina Fry Giulieri ‘88
Mary Hanlon ‘88
Elizabeth Mertinko Kramer ‘88
Linda McCabe-Pietrucha ‘88
Caroline McInerney Williams ‘88
Lisa Arnaiz Boots ‘93
Ilona Kopits ‘93
Amy Mehlbaum ‘93
Tonija Hope Navas ‘93
Lindsay Hellender Rengel ‘93
Michelle Wiss ‘93
Cristina Curcio Brandaleone ‘98
Allison Cohen ‘98
Jessica Dzyak ‘98
Lauren Jamieson Jolly ‘98
Laly Novey Murphy ‘98
Caitlin Myler Taylor ‘98
Daphne Kiplinger ‘03
Bahareh Sarrami ‘03
Mary McGuinness Saxon ‘03
Danielle Vreeland ‘03
Elizabeth Goeke ‘08
Robyn Schwartzman ‘08
Carolyn Sloan ‘08
Caroline Spruill ‘08
Lauren Stentz ‘08
Seton Brems ‘13
Marissa Mizroch ‘13

2018 Alumnae Ambassadors

We would also like to thank the 2018 Alumnae Ambassadors for their efforts encouraging classmates to support The Stone Ridge Fund through the Blue Gold Challenge.

Elizabeth Langdon Teasdale '58
Martha Hogentogler Nolan '63
Catherine Howell Riordan '68
Marina McCarthy '68
Joan Swift '78
Caroline McInerney Williams '88
Maya S. Mathew '93
Amy N. Mehlbaum '93
Tonija Hope Navas '93
Meagan Barry Gallagher '03
Brigid S. Myler '03
Emily Bates Sullivan '03
Elizabeth E. Goeke '08
Robyn N. Schwartzman '08
Bridgid E. Carey '13
Aissa A. Claveria '13

Reunion 2017
Reunion 2017