Alumnae News

List of 5 news stories.

  • Lauren Romo '15 and other alums supervised on-campus classes and activities

    ‘Once a Mayfielder, always a Mayfielder’: How Mayfield Senior School alums helped reopen our campus

    No one on the Mayfield administrative team can remember how, or exactly when, the decision was made to invite alums back to assist in the reopening of campus for hybrid learning. But once the idea was proposed, the decision was unanimous. As teachers and students moved back to campus, there would be more technology needs to be met in the classroom for those still learning or teaching from home. For health and safety reasons, it would be necessary to supervise all the students during their free periods in ways never required before. As Head of School Kate Morin explains, “We needed more eyes and more boots on the ground.”
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  • Liesl Pike Moldow ’83 (center) with Kate Morin and Angela Howell '76

    Liesl Pike Moldow '83, Co-Founder of SafeSpace, will speak at the Class of 2021's commencement about ‘giving teens the mic’

    When Liesl Pike Moldow ’83 got the invitation from Head of School Kate Morin to speak at Mayfield Senior School’s 2021 graduation, Liesl admitted to being “flabbergasted” by the request—but she also couldn’t hide her delight. Later, she hopped on a Zoom call with several members of Mayfield’s Class of 2021, where she quickly fell into reminiscing about the time she spent on the Bellefontaine campus as a Mayfield student herself. She exhibits a genuine ease in talking with this age group, partially because she has children around this age, but also because the non-profit she co-founded, SafeSpace, serves this age bracket as well.
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  • Heidi McNiff Johnson ’84: Storytelling as a ‘a filter for goodness’

    A decade of sharing inspiring “Actions Not Words” stories 

    For the past 10 years, Heidi McNiff Johnson ’84 has been sharing stories—and inspiration—through her Charity Matters blog, which spotlights “extraordinary humans who are using their lives to serve others.” Since 2011, Heidi has profiled dozens of people she calls “nonprofit heroes”— the founders of organizations that are working to find solutions to all kinds of issues, from heart disease and homelessness to literacy and online bullying. 
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  • Alum Council members find fulfillment—and friendship

    by Alexandra Badie ’14, Alum Council Communications Co-Chair

    Giving back is its own reward, but new friends are a bonus

    We all know how hard it can be to make friends as adults. We have our regular pals and routines, and we don’t have those built-in opportunities we had when we were younger and everyone was at similar life stages. This past year, the pandemic has highlighted the importance of having a supportive group of family and friends to stave off isolation and loneliness. Here, some Mayfield graduates share how the often unexpected friendships they’ve made through serving on the Alum Council have been a hidden—and very welcome!—bonus of giving back to their alma mater. 
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  • Food for thought: Q&A with Jenn Harris ’03, Senior Food Columnist at the L.A. Times 

    by Leah Weidman '11, Alum Council Communications Co-Chair

    Mayfield on her mind?
    Journalist and foodie Jenn Harris ’03 recently posted a story about Mayfield—the one in Orange County with the famous cauliflower shawarma, that is. We were intrigued by this not-so-subtle link to her alma mater, so we decided to catch up with Jenn and talk about her journey as a writer and digital content producer.
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Established in 1931, Mayfield Senior School in Pasadena, CA is a Catholic, independent, college preparatory school for young women grades 9-12. Noted for its rigorous academic program, which includes 28 Advanced Placement and Honors courses, Mayfield’s curriculum is underscored by a philosophy of educating the “whole child,” which also encourages commitment to and excellence in the arts, athletics, community service and spiritual growth. The nurturing environment at Mayfield Senior School allows each student to flourish in an atmosphere of personal attention.