Class of 2020

The senior diploma caper

The morning after Ransom Everglades' virtual commencement, members of RE's faculty ventured out across Miami to hand-deliver diplomas to members of the Class of 2020 – adding a personal touch to a spring of social distancing.

More than 30 faculty members and Head of School Penny Townsend selected seniors they wished to personally congratulate and showed up on their doorsteps on May 23, bearing diplomas, senior awards and, in some cases, confetti guns.
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Seniors: if you were not included, send a photo with your diploma to

Diploma-bearing RE faculty and administration
Emily Aungst
Mike Becker
Jorge Camacho
Scott Berman
Roger Caron
Jenny Carson '03
Greg Cooper
Lindsay Danielson 
Tom Dughi
Danielle Ellis
Robin Escobedo
Luis Felipe
Corey Goff
Jorge Guzman
Doug Heller '80
Claudia Jolivert
Karen Key
Bridgette Laskey
Jeannine Lehr
Eric Lefebvre
Joe Logan
Tim McAllister
Alina Mendoza
Laura Miller
Paul Natland '02
Jennifer Nero
Claudia Ochatt
Ginny Onorati
Shellie Perdigon
Isis Perez-Gonzalez
Jay Salon
Adriana Sanchez
Samantha Shapiro
Matt Stock
Kristine Stump
Penny Townsend
Melissa Dusharm (coach)
Coconut Grove, FL 33133
Middle School2045 South Bayshore DriveTel: 305-250-6850
Upper School3575 Main HighwayTel: 305-460-8800
Founded in 1903, Ransom Everglades School is a coeducational, college preparatory day school for grades 6 - 12 located on two campuses in Coconut Grove, Florida. Ransom Everglades School produces graduates who "believe that they are in the world not so much for what they can get out of it as for what they can put into it." The mission of Ransom Everglades School is to provide an educational environment in which the pursuit of honor, academic excellence and intellectual growth is complemented by concern for the physical, cultural and character development of each student. The school provides rigorous college preparation that promotes the student's sense of identity, community, personal integrity and values for a productive and satisfying life, and prepares the student to lead and to contribute to society.