I want to wish everyone a Happy New Year and share some incredible news. Assistant Head of School and Head of Upper School Rosemarie Beres will be retiring at the end of this academic year, her 40th at EFS. Rosemarie, or RB as she is better known to our community, is an institution. She began her career at EFS in 1977 as Director of the Learning Lab, a program she created. She added the titles of Director of Studies, Curriculum Coordinator, and finally Assistant Head, a position she has held for the last 35 years. RB has served ten different heads of school in her time at EFS, all of them well.
While we are excited for her as she begins a new chapter in her life and appreciative beyond words for all of her contributions to the EFS community in her 40 years here, we will also be left with a huge hole to fill. Personally, I cannot think of anyone better to help guide me through my first three years at EFS. She has been an invaluable resource and personal support for me and many others—faculty, students, and parents—and we are forever indebted to her.
We are currently making plans to celebrate RB at the conclusion of the school year for her accomplishments and service to EFS. Save the date, Sunday, June 11. The entire community is invited to this celebration. More details will be given in the coming weeks. For now, please join me in offering our congratulations and thanks to our beloved RB.
Andrew D. Deyell
Head of School