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 Class Ambassador Chair
I just want to take a moment to thank you all for your continued dedication to our beloved school.
Each and every Alumni is special to us. We are so lucky to be such a connected multi-generational group of Greyhounds. The shared pillars of childhood brought us together and the enduring values and traditions have kept us bonded all these years.

It has been such a privilege to serve this magnificent community as Class Ambassador Chair since 2018. While I’ll be transitioning out of this role, I will still remain an active member of Alumni group and look forward to seeing you all at our meetings and events.

Moving into the upcoming school year, there will be some exciting new Leadership positions available to JTD Alumni. In addition, there will be increased DYE-Hard engagement opportunities both on-campus and off. We’d love to hear from you if you have any ideas on activations or if you’d like to volunteer.

Want to do something for our school today? Please consider submitting a Class Note, updating your contact information, or making a donation to our Annual Fund.

We hope to feel connected to you always.

Warmly,
Lucy Blodgett Fisher '99
Class Ambassador Chair

In the Spotlight

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  • Greyhound Spotlight: Judy Hirsch

    By Lucy Fisher
    As we shared last Spring, Judy Hirsch, our beloved Director of Admissions, is retiring after nearly thirty years of service to The John Thomas Dye School. Judy has dedicated so much of her life to our community, and we are incredibly grateful for the time she has shared with us all. I recently had a chance to chat with her and reflect on her time here at JTD. 

    How has admissions changed during your tenure at JTD? 
     
    When I first started, we had a preschool that consisted of twelve students, most of them siblings. That meant about one hundred more applications for approximately one spot for a new student/family in the preschool class. I was sending ninety-nine out of one hundred non-accept decisions. Besides that, what do you know about a two and a half year old? Can they make themselves understood and can they go to the bathroom by themselves? I was interviewing all by myself for years until I was lucky enough five years ago to hire Olivia Mora as my Associate Director. She’s lovely and has been a terrific addition to our JTD Admissions Team. 
     
    Do you have a favorite JTD memory? 
     
    Probably, the year I did the Fair and was Old Dan Tucker in our skit where I got to hit Mr. Michaud over the head with a breakaway bottle! 
     
    What is your favorite JTD tradition? 
     
    This is a tie between the Fair and Candlelighting. I think I have every Fair t-shirt from the past forty years, including the one I did! It’s such fun and so full of happy energy. I’ve cooked hamburgers, made s’mores, and this year I’ll be making shakes in the Alumni Drink Booth, so come and see me!  Candlelighting is remarkable. Each year, I look at the faces of each child at JTD, lit by that little red “birthday” candle in that marshmallow and think of all the children that have experienced JTD over the years, all the good times and difficult ones, and wish each of our students everything good. It’s such a beautiful moment and…then I get to eat the marshmallow!
     
    What will you miss most about JTD? 
     
    Watching our students grow up from four and a half when I meet them, to twelve years and beyond. I’m so grateful to have been part of their lives.
     
    What are you most proud of in your time here at JTD? 

    Over the years I’ve been Director of Admissions we have become a wonderfully diverse community; ethnically, geographically, culturally, and economically. I’m also very proud of the fact that even if a family doesn’t receive an accept decision for their child, they have been treated with respect and compassion. It’s lovely to run into families that ended up at another school that will still say “hi” to me! 
     
    Do you have any advice for future Greyhounds and their families? 
     
    Enjoy the years you have at JTD. They go very, very quickly!
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  • JTD alumna receives the 2021 Krevans Award in Pediatrics

    By Kate Merritt
    JTD alumna Dr. Tiana Woolridge '05 was recently honored with the 2021 Krevans Award in Pediatrics at Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital. The Krevans Award, named for the fifth chancellor of UCSF, is given annually to one intern in each specialty at ZSFG in recognition of "excellence in patient care, as exemplified by clinical competence, professional conduct, compassion for patients and outstanding interaction with all levels of staff, including peers."
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  • JTD Alumna named to White House Role

    By Kate Merritt
    On Wednesday, January 20, JTD alumna Sabrina Singh '99 assumed the role of White House Deputy Press Secretary in President Joe Biden's administration. Congratulations Sabrina!
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Ways to Volunteer

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  • Become a Class Ambassador

    The main role of a class ambassador is to keep your classmates connected to JTD and to one another while maintaining a strong relationship with the School community. Scroll down to read the responsibilities of an ambassador and find the one for your class.

    If you are interested in becoming a class ambassador for your graduating class, 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.

Become an Alumni Class Ambassador

Class Ambassadors keep classmates connected to JTD and maintain a strong relationship with the School community.
Update Your Contact Information
Do you receive emails and/or mailings from JTD? No? Please contact Alumni Manager Carolyn Crosson to update your information so we can ensure you receive your class emails, The Greyhound, and information about upcoming alumni events.

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.