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Celebrating Peter A. Barrett’s Tenure at St. Patrick’s


A Service in Celebration

Thursday, April 28, 2022

Washington National Cathedral

5:30 PM (5:15 PM Music Prelude)

Join us for a joyful service in celebration of the years of
dedicated teaching, leadership and service
of  Peter A. Barrett, Head of School Emeritus,
St. Patrick’s Episcopal Day School




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A Lasting Legacy

Celebrating Peter A. Barrett

Thursday, May 19, 2022

St. Patrick’s Episcopal Day School
Gymnasium & Performance Center

6:00 PM 

We welcome our adult community and friends of the school to
join us for this fundraising gala event 
in support of
the Sustaining Excellence Fund established in Peter's honor

ticketed event - sponsorships are available


Purchase Tickets and Sponsorships

Honoring Peter’s Legacy


Sustaining Excellence: The Peter A. Barrett Fund for Access and Inclusion

 An endowed fund was established by the Board of Trustees in 2021 to honor Peter A. Barrett’s 28 years as Head of School and his lasting legacy of placing students at the heart of teaching and learning at St. Patrick’s. Peter’s mission-focused emphasis on the importance of a diverse and inclusive school community guided the creation of this Fund to provide financial aid to students and strengthen the long-term financial sustainability of the Day School. The Fund honors Peter, who served as Head of School from 1994 to 2022, and his conviction that enrolling students from a broad range of socioeconomic circumstances helps ensure the excellence of a St. Patrick’s education for all students.

 For more information or to make a gift in honor of Peter, please contact Suzanne Burrows, Assistant Head of School for Development,
at 202-342-7005 or

Peter A. Barrett Celebration Committee

Co-Chair:  Blair Giannini

Co-Chair: Jill Wiley White

Committee Members: 

Lee Arrowood, Nancy Balboa, Kit Ballenger, Judy Bishop, Nita Blundon, Katherine Bradley, Peter Burnes, Brooke Carnot, Teresa Clare, April McClain-Delaney and John Delaney, Michael DeSantis, Sara Dickson, Tiane Doman, Kim Dreux Sullivan, Nicole Fischer, Tama Francis, Melanie Gilbert, Yardly and Burton Gray, Mae Grennan, Mary Haft, Joyce Hunter, Carolyn Johnson, Michelle Joubran, Elizabeth Keffer, Jane Korhonen, Tom and Kathi Loughlin, Katherine Lucas, Kelly Lugar, Ned and Betsy Mandel, Carolyn Mansfield, Kelly and Kevin McShane, Roz Moore, Manar Morales, Ed and Virginia Murphy, Dee Dee Myers, Carmen Perkins, Randy Phelps, Keith Powell, Alison Reynolds, Patrick Steel, Aleta Williams, Margot Wilson, Tammy Wincup, Merel Young

A Letter to the Chair of the Board of Trustees

For more than a quarter of a century, I have had the best job in Washington. Since 1994, I have had the privilege of sharing work that I love with an amazing group of young people, their wonderfully supportive families, and a faculty and staff that couldn’t be more talented or dedicated to their craft.

Read Full Story about A Letter to the Chair of the Board of Trustees
An Announcement from the Chair of the Board of Trustees on the Retirement of Head of School Peter A. Barrett

First, I want to thank Peter for his letter, indicating that he has decided to retire from St. Patrick’s at the end of the 2021-2022 school year.  As current Chair of the Board of Trustees, I am one of 11 people to have worked closely with Peter in that role and have a front-row seat to his thoughtful leadership. Peter’s name has become synonymous with St. Patrick’s Episcopal Day School across his 27 years of service. I look forward to many moments celebrating Peter’s distinguished tenure during the next year and a half, but please allow this letter to serve as a first step in that process. 

Read Full Story about An Announcement from the Chair of the Board of Trustees on the Retirement of Head of School Peter A. Barrett

Leadership Donors* 

to Sustaining Excellence: The Peter A. Barrett Fund
for Access and Inclusion

(in alphabetical order)
*as of 6/13/22

Mia and Timothy Bass
Katherine Brittain Bradley and David Bradley
Teresa and Peter Clare
Michelle and David Joubran
Jane and Esko Korhonen

Katherine and Brian Lucas
Page and Howard Smith
St. Patrick's Episcopal Day School

Sponsors & Donors*

*as of 6/13/22

$20,000 Level
includes Carpool Club sponsors and donors to Sustaining Excellence

April McClain-Delaney and John Delaney
Mae and Anderson Grennan
Mary and Robert Haft
Betsy and Ned Mandel
Margret Nedelkoff and James Neuhauser
Lee Satterfield and Patrick Steel
Elise and Derek Whang
Alice and Bruce Whelihan
Tammy and Todd Wincup

 $10,000 Level
includes Snow Globe Club sponsors and donors to Sustaining Excellence

Sandra Joo and Reid Figel
Blair and Gene Giannini
Rebecca and Jeffrey Kim
Gardiner and Nicholas Lapham
Debra Lehman-Smith and David Smith
Jill Wiley White and Burton White
Margot D. Wilson
Merel and Kenny Young

 $7,500 Level
includes Cheeseburger for Lunch Club sponsors and donors to Sustaining Excellence

Victoria Clarke and Brian Graham

$5,000 Level
includes Peanut M&Ms for Snack Club sponsors and donors to Sustaining Excellence

Diana and Michael Allen
Nancy and George Balboa
Brook Selassie and Yodit Belew
Judy Heisley Bishop and Leland Bishop
Catherine and David Bohigian
James D'Orta and Jed Ross
Yardly and Burton Gray
Elizabeth Baker Keffer
Shannon Powell McCarter and Robert McCarter
Kathryn and JB Meek
Anna and Stuart Melvin
Sharon Marcil and Tom Monahan
Pamela Daley and Randy Phelps
Dee Dee Myers and Todd Purdum
Alison and Kevin Reynolds
Elizabeth and David Roberts
Katherine Turner and Theodore Schroeder
Nancy Van Duyne

$2,500 Level
includes Propeller Hat Club sponsors and donors to Sustaining Excellence

Kit and Matt Ballenger
Dr. Montague Blundon III and Mrs. Nita D. Blundon
Elizabeth and Paul Bonner
Mary Calomiris and David Kang
Ann Adams and Hendrik Koppen
Kathi and Thomas Loughlin
Carolyn and Anthony Mansfield
Laura Schifter and Matthew Scriven
Marie Lee and Minjae Song
Ellen and Steven Teplitz
Laura and Joseph Terry
Nancy and Joseph White

$1,000 Level

includes No Costumes Club sponsors and donors to Sustaining Excellence

John Barabino
Kathryn and William Barnard
Adelaide Shafer Barrett and John Barrett
Michael DeSantis and Patrick Baugh
Matt Alion and Matt Blocher
Haise and Kevin Borgmann
Suzanne and Bob Burrows
Brooke Stroud Carnot '81 and Stephane Carnot
Samantha and Michael Chappell
Hillary and Andrew Chassin
Hee Un Baeg and Min Koo Choi
Lacey Clark
Marie-Louise and Simon Davidson
Elizabeth and Octavio Delasobera
Elizabeth and Montgomery Engel
Nicole and Jeffrey Fischer
Anne and Paul Gambal
Julia and Bob Ghafouri
Kim and Tom Gibson
Xiomara Hall
Shayna Hammond
Ms. D. Barlas and Dr. Aydin Hayri
Julia Pulzone Marshall and Michael Marshall
Roz and Leonard Moore
Bill and Melissa Moye
Elizabeth Tanzi and Peter Pinto
Marianne and Keith Powell
Julie and Andy Ray
Christine and David Siegel
Elizabeth and Douglas Smith
Lindsay Dietel Spector ex. '84 and Dan Spector
Patricia and William Stevenson
Erin Sweeney
Melodie and Gordon Thomas
Cheryl and William Timmons
Kirstie and James Tucker
Laura and Peter Unger
Elizabeth and John Wells
Cynthia and Luke Wimer
Jennifer and Dudley Winthrop
Miren Beitia and Carlos Zarabozo