10 Questions with Upper School Head Joseph Walters ’95

Posted by Pine Crest School on November 5, 2020 at 4:39 PM

Pine Crest Head of Upper School Joseph (“Joey”) Walters ’95 wears many hats: he is an alumnus, the proud parent of two Panthers, Leah ’24 and Nathan ’31, an educator, and a member of the senior administration team.

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Topics: Upper School, Alumni, Faculty, 2020, The Magazine

Triple Threat: The Abeles Siblings

Posted by Pine Crest School on November 5, 2020 at 4:13 PM

By Emily Roy ’20

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Topics: Alumni, Fine Arts, Music, 2020, The Magazine

Empowering Young Dancers: Emily Bufferd ’07

Posted by Pine Crest School on November 5, 2020 at 10:10 AM

Emily Bufferd ’07 has been dancing since she was a toddler.

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Topics: Alumni, Fine Arts, Dance, 2020, The Magazine

Ten Questions with Tara McGinn ’88: Alumna, Parent, Volunteer

Posted by Pine Crest School on November 5, 2020 at 9:36 AM

Tara (Monteleone) McGinn is a Pine Crest School alumna from the Class of 1988 and parent to three Panthers: Megan ’20, Ashlyn ’22, and Caitlin ’25.

Beginning her Pine Crest career as a freshman in the Upper School, she returned when her oldest daughter was ready for pre-kindergarten.

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Topics: Alumni, Admission, Pine Crest School, 2020, The Magazine

What to Expect During the Pine Crest School Virtual Admission Process

Posted by Pine Crest School on October 26, 2020 at 4:34 PM

Admission season for independent schools is well underway. While families look forward to campus tours and face-to-face interviews during a school search, COVID-19 health and safety modifications require these activities to look a little different this year.

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Topics: Lower School, Upper School, Admission, Middle School, 2020

Supporting Pine Crest Over Three Generations: Steve Hudson ’87 and Holly Bodenweber ’88

Posted by Pine Crest School on October 22, 2020 at 3:10 PM

The Hudson and Bodenweber families have deep roots at Pine Crest School. The parents of third generation legacy students, alumni Steve Hudson ’87 and sister Holly (Hudson) Bodenweber ’88 are the nephew and niece of the late H. Wayne Huizenga ’55.

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Topics: Alumni, 2020, The Magazine

Serving Our Country For Peace And Security: Captain Michael Zequiera ’08

Posted by Pine Crest School on October 19, 2020 at 4:31 PM

Captain Michael Zequiera ’08 is a decorated Battalion Intelligence Officer for the United States Army.


Serving several tours from East Europe to Afghanistan, Michael’s career today is not exactly what he thought he would be doing.

After graduating from Pine Crest, Michael attended Anderson University in South Carolina where he earned a Bachelor of Science in Finance and Economics in 2011.

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Topics: Alumni, 2020, The Magazine

On Self-Discovery and Women Empowerment: The Kuel Life of Jack Perez ’82

Posted by Pine Crest School on October 19, 2020 at 4:26 PM

It is never too late to find your passion. Just ask former “hummingbird” Jacqueline, or Jack, Perez ’82.

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Topics: Alumni, 2020, The Magazine

Leveraging Social Enterprise to Improve Lives in Developing Countries

Posted by Pine Crest School on October 19, 2020 at 4:16 PM

During her time in Upper School, Pine Crest alumna Hanna Colin ’10 was passionate about social advocacy, serving as a member of student government and volunteering across Broward County.

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Topics: Alumni, 2020, The Magazine

Strength Training Ushers in a New Era of Pine Crest Athletics

Posted by Pine Crest School on September 23, 2020 at 12:17 PM

By: Grace Pettee ’20

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Topics: Upper School, Athletics, Middle School, 2020

Responding to COVID-19 through Legislation: Megan Zavertnik ’06

Posted by Pine Crest School on September 23, 2020 at 10:35 AM

Megan (Howard) Zavertnik ’06 did not intend to become a national security advisor. As a Chinese language major while studying at the University of Florida, Megan planned to live and work in China after graduation. That changed after an internship with the House of Representatives Committee on Armed Services before her senior year.

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Topics: Alumni, 2020, COVID-19

Jonathan Dobrinsky ’03: Emergency Medicine During COVID-19

Posted by Pine Crest School on September 22, 2020 at 1:00 PM

Jonathan Dobrinsky ’03 works tirelessly on the front line of the fight against COVID-19.

Following his parents’ footsteps into medicine—Dr. Dobrinsky’s father was a cardiologist and his mother is a nurse—he did not initially study to be a doctor.

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Topics: Alumni, 2020, COVID-19

Ten Questions with Washington Post Correspondent Kevin Sieff ’03

Posted by Pine Crest School on September 16, 2020 at 3:02 PM

by Spencer Davimos ’22

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Topics: Alumni, 2020, The Magazine

Serving as a Medical Resident During COVID-19: Dr. Andrew Logan ’10

Posted by Pine Crest School on September 10, 2020 at 12:58 PM

In his medical residency at the Largo Medical Center in Tampa, FL, Dr. Andrew Logan ’10 works around the clock to assist COVID-19 patients.

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Topics: Alumni, 2020, COVID-19

Kate Dobbie ’00: Using Recreation As Therapy

Posted by Pine Crest School on September 4, 2020 at 4:33 PM

After graduating from Pine Crest School as part of the Class of 2000, and then Davidson College, Kate (Weihe) Dobbie and a group of friends who had grown up skiing decided to move to Sun Valley, Idaho.

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Topics: Alumni, 2020, The Magazine

Brett Weiss ’15: Inspired to Action

Posted by Pine Crest School on September 4, 2020 at 4:08 PM

Brett Weiss ’15 has always been interested in emergency medicine.

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Topics: Alumni, 2020, The Magazine

Bringing Together a Love of Sports Journalism and Music: Hayden Grove ’11

Posted by Pine Crest School on September 4, 2020 at 2:41 PM

Ohio has always been a second home for alumnus Hayden Grove ’11. After graduating from Pine Crest with a love for journalism, music, and sports, Hayden’s passion for sports brought him to The Ohio State University to complete his undergraduate studies.

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Topics: Athletics, Alumni, Fine Arts, 2020, The Magazine

10 Questions with Richard Palmaccio ’08H

Posted by Pine Crest School on August 31, 2020 at 1:15 PM

Beloved mathematics instructor Richard Palmaccio ’08H taught at Pine Crest for 28 years. Now entering his 52nd year as a teacher, Mr. Palmaccio shows no signs of slowing down.

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Topics: Alumni, Faculty, The Magazine

Pine Crest School Welcomes New Faculty for the 2020-21 School Year

Posted by Pine Crest School on August 21, 2020 at 3:56 PM

 

It has long been said that adversity does not change who we are — it reveals who we are. This year, our lives have been disrupted in countless ways by economic instability, social unrest and the COVID-19 global pandemic.

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Topics: Faculty, Academics

Joe Kelley: Retiring After 22 Years of Service to Pine Crest School

Posted by Pine Crest School on August 14, 2020 at 10:07 AM

Longtime educator Joe Kelley has retired after 43 years of teaching, 22 of which he spent at Pine Crest School.

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Topics: Innovation, Faculty, Science, STEM, 2020