List of 20 news stories.



Portraits & Conversations

  • Natalia Ferreiro (Celia Alexandra Besore) ‘03

    As an Oakie,  Natalia Ferreiro (Celia Alexandra Besore) ‘03 immersed herself in the arts, from painting to performing in every single show produced during her six years at Oakcrest.  Today, she is an actress living and working in Los Angeles, California.
  • Brigid Kilner '17

    Brigid Kilner ‘17 has embraced adventure this year, teaching English at Colegio Tierrallana-Entrepinos, an elementary school in Aljaraque, Spain.
  • Christine Nussio

    When asked what brought her to Oakcrest, Upper School Director Christine Nussio says, “I signed my first contract with the school on St. Josemaria Escriva’s feast day, so I’ve always liked to think that he brought me here!” 
  • New alumnae faculty Monica Kolf '01 (L) and Anna Diederich '17

    Welcoming New Alumnae Faculty and Staff

    It is always a joy to welcome alumnae back to campus, but it is especially exciting when Oakies return to work for their alma mater! This year Oakcrest has had the pleasure of adding four alumnae to the ranks of its faculty and staff: Monica Kolf ‘01 and Anna Diederich ‘17 are teaching mathematics, Nancy (Williams) Miggins ‘98 is returning as the school nurse, and Tara (Hill) Van Zoeren ‘11 is coaching Middle School volleyball.
  • Ashley Schroder

    Ashley Schroder ‘22 chose to come to Oakcrest in seventh grade for several reasons: she was drawn by the school’s academic excellence, the fact that it was all girls, and how faith is an essential element, both in the curriculum and the general life of the community. Now in her senior year, Ashley is serving Oakcrest as Student Council President.  
  • Cecilia Escobar

    Although Cecilia Escobar is taking up a new position as Oakcrest’s Middle School Director, she is no stranger to the school. She began teaching at Oakcrest in 1991 and has taught many classes for both Upper School and Middle School, from French and English to theology and history.
  • Mary Welch Higgins '81

    When Mary Welch Higgins graduated from Oakcrest in 1981, she knew that she wanted to pursue her passion for art. Today, she combines this love of beauty and creativity with an entrepreneurial spirit as she starts her own art advisory firm. 
  • Theresa (Currano) Talavera '93

    Theresa (Currano) Talavera graduated from Oakcrest in 1993, and she has remained rooted in the Oakcrest community ever since. From teaching at Oakcrest to serving on the Gala Committee to being an Oakie parent, Theresa loves maintaining a deep connection with her alma mater. 
  • Amelia at the 2021 Drive, Chip and Putt Tournament

    Amelia Cho ('24)

    Freshman Amelia Cho (‘24) is a talented student-athlete who recently earned a place in the prestigious Drive, Chip and Putt Tournament at the Augusta National Golf Club which took place before the Masters Tournament on April 4, 2021.
  • Sarah (Hunt) Arkell ('01)

    While attending a summer program for high school students at the University of Dallas, Sarah (Hunt) Arkell met an Oakcrest student, who inspired Sarah to learn more about the school.  Although they lived in Texas at the time, Sarah and her father soon visited Oakcrest, and Sarah enrolled for the following year as an eleventh grader so that she could spend her final two years of high school there.
  • Coffee with the Head of School: Finishing the School Year Well

    Dr. Mary T. Ortiz considers ways that families can finish the school year well, highlighting the important role of parent leadership along the way. 
  • The Importance of Mentoring

    Oakcrest Podcast
    Oakcrest Director of Mentoring Jeannie Herrick talks about the importance of mentoring young women. 
  • Hannah Lu ('21)

    Hannah Lu (‘21) was drawn to Oakcrest in sixth grade because of the joyful community she experienced when she visited. Now in her senior year, she still cherishes the kindness and warmth that she encounters in her classmates and teachers at school every day.  
  • Coffee with the Head of School: Looking Ahead to Summer

    Oakcrest Podcast
    Head of School Dr. Mary T. Ortiz looks ahead to the summer and discusses how it can be a fruitful time for students and their families.
  • Clare Polis ('17)

    Sports were an important part of alumna Clare Polis’ (‘17) Oakcrest experience, so when she got the opportunity to give back to younger Oakies through coaching, Clare took it. This spring will be her third year serving as a Track & Field coach for the Chargers. 
  • Caroline Heeter ('97)

    If there’s anyone who knows Oakcrest athletics, it’s Caroline Heeter (‘97). From being a student athlete to serving as Oakcrest’s Athletic Director since 2005, Caroline has been deeply involved in the tremendous growth of the Oakcrest athletics program over the years. 
  • Rosie Kilmer ('25)

    Rosie Kilmer (‘25) began her Oakcrest journey as a sixth grader. With three sisters who are Oakcrest alumnae and a mom who is an Oakcrest math teacher, Rosie has been part of the community for a long time, and it felt only natural for her to join a school where she could both make new friends and be close to family.
  • Natalie Snow

    Natalie Snow joined Oakcrest in the fall of 2019 and has enjoyed becoming a part of the Mathematics department. She teaches a variety of math classes, from AP Calculus to Algebra II Honors.

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