JTD Alumni

Once a Greyhound, always a Greyhound.
Our vibrant alumni community spans the United States and beyond. With our regularly scheduled programming, Greyhounds stay connected long after graduation. And, while we're social distancing, we also have a vibrant online presence on Facebook , Instagram , and LinkedIn .

Let us know what’s new with you! Please email any news you would like to share. We love to hear about marriages, births, jobs, travels, and more. Let us know what you are up to by emailing Alumni Manager Carolyn Crosson.
From the Alumni Chair

Dear JTD Alumni,

As always, 2024 is off to a busy start at John Thomas Dye with much to look forward to in the months ahead.

In February, we held our annual Alumni Donor Reception. Thank you to everyone in the JTD community who came and made the night so memorable. It was wonderful to see generations of alumni and teachers come together and share our favorite JTD memories. And a special thank you to Rose Helm who again led us in a mini Candle Lighting to end the evening. It truly was a special night and is fast becoming one of my favorite events of the year. For those of you that couldn’t make it, we look forward to seeing you next year.

I am especially excited for our spring alumni meeting on Thursday, April 11. We put together a fabulous panel of alumni from the last 50 years who will reminisce about their time at JTD through the decades. For non-local alumni, the spring meeting will be held on zoom (please use the link in the newsletter to RSVP).

And, of course, May brings with it the fun and excitement of The JTD Fair! This year’s theme is Ahoy JTD! We will be hosting a brunch from 10:15-11:15am on the Michaud Academic Center Roof. Families are welcome and there will be activities for the little ones. Please remember to RSVP. While you’re enjoying The Fair, don’t forget to stop by the Alumni Soda Booth!

I hope to see you at one (or all!) of our upcoming alumni events. It is thanks to all of you, your involvement, and your love for JTD that our community continues to thrive. If it’s been a while, drop a line, we’d love to hear what you are up to.

In Love, Beauty, and Truth,

Mary Corman '97
Alumni Chair

In the Spotlight

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  • Class of 1983 Celebrates 40 Year Reunion

    By Jane Mass '83
    The Class of 1983 gathered in October to celebrate their 40 year reunion. They met on campus for a tour followed by an intimate dinner at Jane (Feldstein) Mass’ home. Four of their teachers, including Joanne Scheding, Judy Mansfield, Bruce Roat, and Rachel Nardo, joined and reminisced well into the night. Derek Brown had created a video of well wishes from most of the classmates and several of their teachers so even those that couldn’t be there in person were able to be a part of the evening. Conversations reminded the classmates that they had created a time capsule as they prepared to graduate.
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  • Alumni Spotlight: Nicole Adamson Duda '99

    By Lauren Goulston '94
    Nicole Adamson Duda, '99 credits JTD with cultivating her executive skills and confidence throughout her professional career. “Even in the early years at JTD, there was an emphasis on rigorous study skills and presentation. While only a small part of the curriculum, these skills gave me such confidence as a student by empowering me with the ability to not only learn information but also retain it, organize it, and think critically about it.” She credits these skills with providing the foundation for her to pursue a career working with tech startups, building Facebook's Privacy Program as part of a 3-person swat team in 2011 before pursuing a law degree from Stanford Law School. Now, she leads the corporate legal function at Notion, the $10B connected workspace start-up.
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  • Alumni Spotlight: Michael Karsh '04

    By Lauren Goulston '94
    It was a risk, he knew, and a life-changing one at that: quitting his day job at a New York music publishing and talent management company, buying a van, and hitting the road with his college bandmates to pursue a dream that had been gestating since his childhood. Recently, I spoke with Michael Karsh '04, a member of the band Lawrence, during their 65-show tour alongside the Jonas Brothers. I learned about Karsh's decades-long musical journey that traces back to his days as a JTD student.
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Ways to Volunteer

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  • Volunteer!

    There are many ways for alumni to volunteer at JTD: speak with current students at Career Day, help us find lost Greyhound alumni, or identify students in photos in the archives.

    Interested in giving back to JTD? Please contact Carolyn Crosson, Special Events and Alumni Manager.
  • Host an Alumni Event

    Are you interested in hosting an alumni event (happy hour, book club, etc.) in your city? Please contact Carolyn Crosson if you are interested in organizing an event for JTD alumni.

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DYE-Hards are alumni who maintain a strong relationship with the School community.
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The John Thomas Dye School

11414 Chalon Road
Los Angeles, CA 90049
Phone: (310) 476-2811
The John Thomas Dye School admits students of any race, color, religion, sexual orientation, or national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the School. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sexual orientation, or national and ethnic origin in the administration of its educational policies, admission policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic or other school-administered programs.

Located In Los Angeles, CA, John Thomas Dye is an independent school for grades K-6. Students benefit from a challenging academic program, fine arts, competitive athletics, and a wide selection of extracurricular activities.