Wilhelm Scholê International Alumni



Marilyn Wilhelm with Distinguished Alumni who received the Cosmopolis Award - May 11, 2010, Houston, Texas
(Photo credit: Jenny Antill)

 

     

“The Reward of Learning is Happiness.”

  

Come Be a Part of Wilhelm Scholê History!

   

Help us post our alumni on this page. Submit your resume, a current headshot, and a favorite photograph of you while attending Wilhelm Scholê. Include a brief essay about special memories of your time in school. You can also submit recent achievements, awards, and recognition along with photographs..
   
Submit your information and photos to
alumni@wilhelmschole.org

     

 

     

To find WSI Alumni, click on the names below:

Anyika Jordan-Allen 

Culver Van Der Jagt

Grant Van Der Jagt

Greg Morrison

Benjamin Morrison

Anna Marie Jones

Craig Corcoran

Catherine Harren Barufaldi

Clifford Gordon

Eric Lindsay

Todd Thurber

Elizabeth Thurber Kimes

Jennifer Dora Skopel

 

John Dora

Regina Jacks Lindsey

Levon Vartanian

Marygrace Huber

Tatjana T. Walker, RD. CDE

Vikram Vijayvergiya

Jefferson Todd Frazier

   

 


Anyika Jordan-Allen


The Wilhelm School was one of the best experiences of my life.  I say this because the curriculum and the teachers had a powerful impact on the way I live my life and approach life’s challenges.

WSI Alumnus and Award-Winning Educator, New York City Public Schools, Anyika Allen Jordan with her first-grade students on the Brooklyn Bridge ( Spring 2012 ).  Click here to see a picture of Anyika with her students.

The school gave me an appreciation  . . . more

Elementary School Teacher
New York City Department of Education, P.S. 89 The Liberty School
 

Teacher, Elementary Education (Second Grade)

NYC Dept. of Education, P.S. 045 Horace Greene  . . . more

 

Culver Van Der Jagt

The long-term effect of Wilhelm Scholê on my two boys, by Kay C. and Peter Van Der Jagt.
 
My two sons, Culver and Grant, began school at Wilhelm Scholê in Houston in the third and second grades respectively, after experiencing bad results in a neighborhood public . . . more

Attorney
Van Der Jagt Law Firm

   

Previously an Attorney for Gutterman Griffiths, PC.
 
Intern: for US Ambassador to United Nations to UN, Dr. Jean Kirkpatrick
 
Colorado Real Estate Broker  . . .more

 

Grant Van Der Jagt
 

My two sons, Culver and Grant, began school at Wilhelm Scholê in Houston in the third and second grades respectively, after experiencing bad results in a neighborhood public school.  Their training at Wilhelm Scholê was beyond reading, writing, and arithmetic. It was apparent from the start that they had a new desire for knowledge . . . more 

Attorney/Business Developer
Van Der Jagt Law Firm
 

2010, acted as the firm’s real estate lawyer.
Law Partner since 2010
 
Van Der Jagt Realty
Created and implemented a real estate business investment & property management . . . more
 

 

Greg Morrison 

 

I transitioned from public school to the Wilhelm Scholê in the third grade, and within a semester I went from a mediocre C student to an A student. I believe this improvement was due entirely to the remarkable teachers and amazing teaching philosophy. We read Dickens in English, and I was given an introduction to algebra years before it is traditionally taught.  Even with these . . . more

Professor
Harvard University, School of Engineering and Applied Sciences
 

Postdoctoral Researcher, School of Engineering and Applied Sciences. Advisor: Prof. L. Mahadevan
 
Research Assistant for Prof. D. Thirumalai, University of Maryland . . . more

 

Benjamin Morrison 







Senior Associate
Transactions and Restructuring Group
KPMG, LLP

Performed financial due diligence on over 40 merger and acquisition transactions including Plains Exploration and Production Company's $3.42 billion acquisition of Pogo Producing Co. and . . . more

 

Anna Marie Jones





Shareholder and Principal
Patriot Wealth Management, Inc., a Registered Investment Advisor

Anna has over 16 years of experience in the financial planning and investment management industry. Anna's focus has been on providing comprehensive . . . more

 

 
 

 

Catherine Harren Barufaldi 








Chief Operating Officer
Explore Schools, Inc.
 

Set organizational strategy with regard to staff recruitment, selection, and retention. Manage school support team, consisting of Director of Finance, Director of Special Projects, and Director of Operations Support, to ensure service contract requirements are being met. Oversee the business operations . . . more

 

Clifford Gordon






 

 

Cole Hartman 







Senior Vice President Marketing
Inter/Media Group of Companies
 

After earning his Psychology degree, Cole Hartman wanted to become a veterinarian with the long term goal of breaking the language barrier between cetaceans and humans. He applied to ten vet clinics, and one advertising company. The ad people called first, and serendipity struck. Cole has spent . . . more

 

Craig Corcoran
  

The Wilhelm Scholê has had an enduring impact upon my life. The universal message of the golden rule taught there has been central to my personal sense of morality and philosophical outlook. The emphasis on compassion for others and overcoming selfish desires for the good of humankind has led me to have a fulfilling . . . more

NASA Research Intern
USRP
 

Implemented particle filter methods for interpreting haptic sensor data from Robonaut.
 
Intern at Oceaneering Space Systems, Robotics and Automation - Developed state-estimation algorithms for dexterous tasks with a humanoid robot . . . more

 

Todd Thurber

    






Transportation Manager of Projects
Jacobs Engineering Group, Inc.
 

As Manager of Projects, and managing all financial aspects of eight project managers and projects totaling millions in revenue. Projects ranging from environmental to transit to highway to program management. Coordinating with several managers of engineering for technical aspects of projects  . . . more

 

Elizabeth Thurber Kimes
 

I became a student of Marilyn's in the early 1970's when she ran the Chimney Rock Hall School, and moved with her when she founded the Wilhelm Scholê. Although I left when I was 9, I have many happy memories of my time there, and truly appreciate Marilyn's approach to learning. However, I have recently teased her by  . . . more

Administrative Assistant
Holy Cross Chapel: Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston
 

Assisted bookkeeper with various duties including keeping track of Capital Campaign donations, year-end tax receipts, daily collections & donations. Sacristan and accompanying liturgical duties. Maintained in-house graphic design projects and monthly . . . more

 

Eric Lindsay 

The Wilhelm Scholê will always hold a special place in my memory and heart. I recall many afternoons of carefree learning and exploration of all the things that make our lives worthwhile. During my years at the school, I was able to cultivate a strong thirst for knowledge, an appreciation for diversity of thought . . . more

Medical Reviewer
Matthews Law Firm
 

Assisted MD-JD lawyers with case review and client identification for patients qualifying for injury by pharmaceutical use.

Teacher with Spidersmart Learning Center. Taught in after-school tutoring center for . . . more

 

 
 

 

John Dora

    

One of my best memories of the Scholê is of Ms. Viais, our math teacher. She made the class both interesting and fun. Because of her, I had a strong foundation that has been invaluable. I also remember learning about different artist, their lives, and their works. We went to museums many times to see their art and then returned to . . . more

Firefighter
Nacogdoches Fire Department




 

Jennifer Dora Skopel 
 

While working as an educator at the University of Houston Child Care Center (serving children ages 3 months to 5 years) I thought to myself how pleased Ms. Wilhelm would be to see such a diverse group of children learning and laughing together in great harmony. The University of Houston Child Care Center is located on the UH campus . . . more

Assistant Director
University of Houston Child Care Center
 

Oversees management and implementation of curriculum and assessments of all classrooms. Trains teachers and assistants to effectively interact with children and parents. Oversees Program Managers and assists the Director in the hiring, assigning and evaluation of staff. Ensures that the . . . more

 

Levon Vartanian
 

Levon Vartanian entered the Wilhelm Scholê at the age of three and remained through his twelfth year. When Levon applied for entrance to the University of Texas Medical School this is what he wrote: "The spark of my education . . . more
 
Cypress Creek EMS, Medical Director take home state awards for service . . . more

 

Dr. Levon Vartanian and Cypress Creek EMS received the American Heart Association Mission Lifeline: 2015 EMS Gold Award.

Medical Doctor
 

Presented the "2009 EMS Medical Director of the Year" award given by Texas Department of State Health Services in recognition of "outstanding achievement."
 
Board Certified in Emergency Medicine
Advanced Trauma Life Support-Provider
Advanced Cardiac Life Support-Provider . . . more

 

Marygrace Huber
 

For some of us this experience is about renewing old connections, or possibly making new ones. Fortunately, the ability to see and make and understand universal connections across physical, emotional, and spiritual plains through the use of music, literature, math, art, science and language is the endowment we all become beneficiaries of when we walked through the doors of   . . . more

Director of Administration
Interquest Detection Canines

   

Interquest provides contraband detection services using dogs in school and refinery settings. Marygrace volunteers providing Reiki services and companionship in hospice settings, and as a hobby, makes organic jewelry from whatever nature leaves lying about . . . more

 

Regina Jacks Lindsey
 

The full impact of the Wilhelm Scholê's impact on my life was not fully evident until I had children attending the traditional public school.  Looking back, I recognize that the Wilhelm Scholê is responsible for exciting many of the passions in my life today and shaping my value system. Through the approach of the Wilhelm Scholê . . . more

Director of Economic Development
Greenspoint District
 

The director of economic development is responsible for managing investment in the Greenspoint District, implementing the strategic plan, and assisting existing businesses with expansion efforts.
 
Executive Director, Greens Bayou . . . . more

 

Vikram Vijayvergiya


I have many fond memories of my experiences at Wilhelm Scholê International. I have often shared some of the experiences that I had with my family. For instance, I keep on our bookshelves the book of Haiku Poetry which we had published, that had several of my poems in it. Also, I shared my experiences of playing violin. In fact, my daughter is now playing violin in school . . . more

Vikram Names to TiE Board of Directors....more

Senior Director, Strategic Planning
Travelport
 

Serve as financial and strategic business partner for two fastest growing business lines of Travelport - Online Travel Agencies and IT Services and Software. Identified and implemented revenue synergy initiatives of over $25 million annually in the integration of Worldspan and Galileo reservation systems . . . more

 

Jefferson Todd Frazier
 

Houston composer Todd Frazier's work gets the Kennedy Center treatment with Renée Fleming . . . more

April 23, 2012 - Musicians on-call: Star-studded concert at Methodist Hospital with Program Director Todd Frazier . . . more

 

The American Festival for the Arts

In Celebration of their 20th Anniversary

Have Honored AFA Founder Jefferson Todd Frazier . . . more

 

Composer, Educator, Non-Profit Leader
 

Jefferson Todd Frazier is a composer, educator, and non-profit leader. He is the Founder of the American Festival for the Arts, serves as Executive Director of Young Audiences of Houston - the managing partner of Houston Arts Partners and is the Managing Director for the Center for Performing Arts Medicine at The Methodist Hospital . . . more

 

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Tatjana Walker

I was only at Wilhelm Scholê International for about 1.5 years before we moved away, but it certainly made a lasting impression. Important and loved was recess (it's essential!) and the amazing snacks we received - nourishing gumbo on cold days, fresh fruit on warm days... As a dietitian and a mother is seems to me that a huge underlying problem in our society now is that we . . . more

Healthcare Careers Program Coordinator

Medical Dean's Office and Dept. of Family and Community Medicine (F&CM), the University of Texas Health Science Center San Antonio (UTHSCSA)

Registered Dietitian, Certified Diabetes Educator, Secretary of Save the Laja, Inc. . . . more