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Alumni Class Delegates

Bank Street School for Children has announced its Alumni Class Delegates!

Alumni class delegates will help to organize fun-filled activities and events during Bank Street Alumni Weekend 2023, which will run from May 18-20, as well as help keep former classmates connected to the Bank Street community throughout the year.

If you are interested in connecting with one of the alumni below or would like to learn more about becoming an Alumni Class Delegate, please email sfcalumni@bankstreet.edu. All Bank Street alumni are welcome to attend Alumni Weekend. To learn more, visit our webpage


Purva Bedi, SFC ’88

Purva Bedi

Occupation:
Actress, Producer, and Teacher

What are your favorite School for Children memories?
The Washington, DC trip and the musical in the 13/14s (Of Thee I Sing) and the Mock Congress.

What do you hope to accomplish by attending Alumni Weekend 2023?
To share memories and have belly laughs.


Wadad Cortas, SFC ’93

Wadad Cortas

Occupation:
Portfolio Manager, Alternatives at Kin Group USA; Current Parent, School for Children

What are your favorite School for Children memories?
Transforming our classroom to match the subject we were studying, meeting Judy Blume, and all the overnight trips!

What do you hope to accomplish by attending Alumni Weekend 2023?
I hope to reconnect with old classmates and show them how fun it is to be a parent at the school too!


Dan Knobler, SFC ’03

Dan Knobler

Occupation:
Producer, Guitarist, Recording Engineer and Mixer

What are your favorite School for Children memories?
I think back on my time at Bank Street with deep fondness for every single teacher and friend. From the 3/4s to the 13/14s, I was lucky to have a stream of fantastic teachers from Chap and David Walkenberg to Ali McKersie and Gia Moreno. I remember Block City in the 7/8s, Mock Congress in the 13/14s, magical field trips to the MET and Ellis Island, playing music with friends at the Fall Fair, singing “Revel, My Friends” more times than one could count, the murals in the stairwells, being terrified of the 10th floor. Bank Street is such an incredible institution and I feel deeply grateful to have been there during our particular era with such amazing teachers.

What do you hope to accomplish by attending Alumni Weekend 2023?
I look forward to catching up with old friends, seeing friendly faces I haven’t seen in 20 years, finding out what paths people have taken, and re-illuminating our childhood memories together.


Wade Brill, SFC ’03

Wade Brill

Occupation:
Mindfulness Coach, Speaker, and Podcast Host

What are your favorite School for Children memories?
I have so many great memories of Bank Street. Some of the initial ones that stand out are my desire to get to school early in the mornings before the bell rang and that I was always eager to hang out with my friends in the lobby and enjoy a pumpkin chocolate chip muffin from the cafeteria. As I look back at my experience, I am extremely grateful for all of my teachers and how they made learning fun and interactive. For instance, I loved learning about Greek Mythology in 8th grade and then designing large cardboard versions of the Greek Gods. This activity brought our learning to life, which is unique to the Bank Street experience.

What do you hope to accomplish by attending Alumni Weekend 2023?
I made lifelong friends at Bank Street, and it would be so special to see new and familiar faces at Alumni Weekend!


Raymond Acevedo, SFC ’13

Raymond Acevedo

Occupation:
Market Operations Analyst, Goldman Sachs

What are your favorite School for Children memories?
8th grade DC trip, Fall Fair (attending and working), field day, Science Expo, 8th grade play, performing in the greek myth video and school play (guys and dolls), After School (Kids Club, Chess Club), Bank Street Summer Camp, the mat room, the playdeck/roof, the haunted 10th floor, the Bank street Cafeteria before they made it healthy, frost valley, Kids of Color (KOC) and Parents of Children of Color (POCOC), Day of Service (I think that was a thing), THE TEACHERS!, Family Center, the list goes on.

What do you hope to accomplish by attending Alumni Weekend 2023?
I hope to connect with old friends and make great connections with other alumni!


Zoe Sperduto, SFC ’18

Zoe Spurduto

Occupation:
Student

What are your favorite School for Children memories?
Storming “The Oval Office” (AKA Jed’s office) with the Senate Democrats during 13/14s Mock Congress.

What do you hope to accomplish by attending Alumni Weekend 2023?
To reconnect with my old teachers and hear from my classmates about how their freshman year of college is going.