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September 2015

Class of 1967

Steve Van Vliet recently moved to Denver, Colorado with his wife, Julie to be near their kids and their new grandchild.

Class of 1986

Dakri Sinclair has been designing, painting, and selling art professionally for nearly 20 years in stores, shows, catalogs, and on-site murals. Her passion for art started as a young girl, painting with her mom in her mom’s studio and also hanging out with her dad making messes with paper-mache on his roll-top desk. Dakri’s career has been long, adventurous, and exciting to say the least. It kick-started with her parents' manufacturing company which took her to Bloomingdales (NYC), Nieman Marcus, Macy's, Carson's Group, Lazarus. That design, travel, and business experience gained during her early years paved the way for her current path of art, design and overwhelming passion for creating fun products that are not only cute and fun, but 'on trend' and functional. Dakri’s work is for sale on esty: and a new site:

Class of 1989

Parvez Yusufji recently moved to Dallas, Texas with his partner.  He now works for Tech Mahindra as a DevOps strategist. There he works with Fortune 500 companies to transform their software development to Agile and DevOps. Parvez says the position is quite fun because he can teach software development at all levels from executives to front line associates whether it's planning, development, testing, or operations. Outside of the office, Parvez and his partner decided to start training for Spartan races and similar athletic events.

Class of 1990

Todd Stoller is married to his wife, Stacey, and they have 4 kids: Kathryn 8, Caroline 7, Luke 6, William 6. Todd is the Senior Vice President for Remington Hotels.  





Class of 1995

Aleesia Johnson (Tolliver) is the Innovation Officer for the Indianapolis Public Schools. Alessia earned her Master’s Degree in Social Work from the University of Michigan. Based on her experiences during her time in Teach for America, she chose to remain in education and, specifically, wanted to continue working in low-income communities. A few stops later she found herself as a founding teacher and then School Leader at KIPP Indy, a nationally recognized charter school system.

Class of 1997

Peter McCoy Jr., is now a state representative in South Carolina, and is among those who advocated his colleagues to vote to take down the Confederate battle flag off the grounds of the state Capitol this past August. Today, Peter is a partner in the law firm of McCoy & Stokes in his hometown of Charleston. A Republican, he was elected in 2010 to the state House of Representatives, where he is recognized as a strong advocate for business and reducing wasteful public spending. Most recently, he established himself as a leader of the campaign to remove the Confederate flag — which the accused killer of nine people in a Charleston church liked to pose with — from outside the Statehouse. Read more here:

Class of 2000

Kate Tomlinson (Richard) and her husband Ryan are now the proud parents of a new Day School eagle; their son Grant started in JPK this fall. Welcome back to Day School!




Class of 2009

Paul Lewellyn married classmate and alumna Hannah Ford ‘09 in June 2015. The alumni couple were able to capture some wedding photos at Day School before their reception. We wish them all the best!



Class of 2011

Jaanki Patel graduated from Emory University in May 2015 with a Bachelors in Business Administration, with a concentration in finance and real estate. She just accepted a job with a hedge fund called D.E. Shaw & Co. in midtown New York City, and is now living in the Big Apple!




Maggie Somody received the 2015 Woodrow Wilson Teaching Fellowship. The highly competitive program recruits college graduates and career changers with strong backgrounds in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) fields. It prepares them to teach in Indiana's most underserved public schools. Each Fellow receives $30,000 to complete a specially designed, cutting-edge master's degree program based on a yearlong classroom experience. Fellows then commit to teach for three years in urban and rural Indiana schools that most need strong STEM teachers. Throughout the three-year commitment, fellows receive ongoing support and mentoring.  Read more here: