2021 Virtual Alumni Reunion
Dear Branson Alumni,
This past year has been one of great change. Thank you for trusting us with your personal stories and thoughtful questions as we navigated these times together in community. In gratitude for your candor, we wanted to provide you with an evening to learn more about our school and its operations today.
We invite you to join us for:
- Virtual Alumni Open House - Thursday, May 6, 5-7 pm PT.
- Virtual Class Reunions for class years that end in 0,1,5 or 6 - Friday, May 7, 5-7 pm PT.
May 6, 5-7 pm PT
5:00 pm Welcome
Rebecca Houser, Director of Alumni Relations
Claudia Lewis, Chair, Board of Trustees
5:15 pm Keynote Address: Branson the next 100 Years
Chris Mazzola, Head of School
5:30-7 pm Breakout Sessions
You will select three session to attend. Each session will be recorded and you can view it after the event.
Branson Financial Health
The 100-year-old independent day school is a rarity in this day and age. Come learn more about our financial health and measures we will take to thrive in the second century.
David Hanson, Chief Financial and Operating Officer
A Commitment to Diversity, Equity & Inclusion
Come meet JuanCarlos and learn more about his role as a partner in helping Branson to institutionalize the concept "Diversity as Excellence" within the very fabric of this community.
Dr. JuanCarlos Arauz, Director of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
Academics at Branson - Reimagining Excellence in Teaching and Learning
Let’s take a closer look at Branson’s academic program to learn more about the thought behind the course offerings, pedagogical practices, school calendar, and how departments work together to ensure relevance in the classroom.
Jeff Symonds, Director of Teaching and Learning; Chance Sims, Director of Studies
Branson athletics has competed in the Marin County Athletic League since 2000. Come to learn more about how a school of our size prepares for competition against schools three times our size with integrity, courage, and spirit. Additional topics include the sports we offer, our partnership with the College of Marin, and recruitment for college - how this fits into our approach to athletics.
Veronica Bosque and Rich Mazzola, Directors of Athletics
Come to learn more about the Branson Arts course offerings and share with the Arts department how you use what you learned here at Branson and your experiences after graduation.
Eric Oldmixon, Chair, Visual and Performing Arts and Art Teacher; Maura Vaughn, Director of Theater
College Admissions - Finding the Right “Fit”
Come meet Matt Lane, our Director of College Counseling to learn more about Branson’s philosophy when it comes to college placement, where our students attend college, and how our team of counselors partner with students to ensure they find the best fit.
Matt Lane, Director of College Counseling
High School Admissions Today - An Overview
In 2021 families now have more high school options than in years past, and Branson has more applicants than we do space. Come learn more about the Bay Area landscape for education, how Branson positions itself in this space, and the thoughtful work that takes place to build a class.
Nathalio Gray, Director of Admissions
Branson Student Life - A Glimpse into 2020 and Beyond
In this rapidly changing world, how do we best support our students' mental and emotional health? Come learn more about the roles our Class Deans, Advisors and faculty all play to build a culture of care and community.
Sabrina Wilson, Dean of Student Life
100 Years of Branson
Did you miss our speaker series event last May? Come hear an overview of the 100 years of Branson complete with rare images and stories as collected and preserved by Lori Deibel.
Lori Deibel, Librarian and Archivist