Celebrating Generations

of Shaker

As we get ready to celebrate the 30th year of A Night for the Red & White, we are telling the stories of families whose love for Shaker spans multiple generations. Share your Shaker Story atshakeralumni@shaker.org.

THE JONES FAMILY

The Jones family has had 18 students attend the Shaker schools since 1967, with the first enrolled at Byron Junior High! Shown here from left to right are: Ryan Charles Jones ’06, Leah Danielle Jones ’10, Peter Lawson Jones ’71, Lisa Payne Jones ’76, and Evan Cooke Jones ’18.
 
Five Words that Describe Shaker Schools:
“Singularly diverse and intellectually challenging!”

THE FREIBERG FAMILY

The Freiberg family spans three generations in the Shaker schools, which includes 12 students since 1937! Their clan includes 12 Shaker students over 3 generations who attended Moreland, Sussex, and Fernway Elementary Schools.

Why do they love Shaker?

As Glen Freiberg, ’70 says: “Shaker prepared us for college!” Glen’s immediate family includes several Shaker grads, including his father Elmer, ’48; brother Ian, ’73; and daughter Morissa, ’04. Ian’s late wife, Paula, ’70, also taught at Fernway Elementary for 30 years.

THE KRASNOFF/
STEIN/
KOPF/
SHULER FAMILY

So much love for Shaker from this three-generation family, with 7 students over the years! They have a special love for Moreland and Lomond, as well as the music and theatre departments. Their first student graduated in 1940, and their most recent in 1995.
 
Five Words that Describe Shaker Schools:
Betsey Stein Kenyon, 1966: Excellence, Diversity, Idyllic, Uplifting and Familial
Laurie Stein Marsh, 1970: Celebrated, Magical, Progressive, Idyllic and Inspirational
Andrew A. Kopf, 1995: Enlightening, Quality, Picturesque, Motivational and Transformational

THE JORDAN FAMILY OFFSPRING

This Shaker family includes 8 Shaker students over 3 generations who attended Ludlow, Onaway, and Fernway Elementary Schools! The first family member graduated in 1969 and the youngest will graduate from Shaker in 2029!
 
Five Words that Describe Shaker Schools:
“Exciting…Challenging…Fun…Exceptional…Prideful”

The Holmes Family Legacy

Celebrating two generations (maybe one day three!) of the Holmes Family!
 
Their family includes 4 Shaker students over 2 generations starting their journey at Ludlow. The first family member graduated in 1966 and the most recent in 2012.
 
Five Words that Describe Shaker Schools:
“Inclusive and family-oriented environment.”

THE STOUT FAMILY

Celebrating three generations of the Stout Family!

Their family includes 13 Shaker students over 3 generations who attended Boulevard and Sussex Elementary Schools. The first family member graduated in 1973 and the youngest will graduate from Shaker in 2032.
 
How do they describe Shaker in 5 words?
“It’s a family tradition!”
Warren/
Libman/
Brodsky
Family
This Shaker family has enjoyed the Shaker schools for 4 generations, including 6 Raider students and 2 Raider teachers!
 
The first family member, Grace Warren, began as a kindergartner in 1925. The youngest family member, Shayna Brodsky, will be a member of the Class of 2036.
 
The family has enjoyed Sussex, Lomond, Ludlow, Mercer, Onaway, Woodbury (as a high school and as an upper elementary), Byron, Shaker Middle School, and Shaker High School.

SAVE THE DATE

 A NIGHT FOR THE RED & WHITE

30TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION

SATURDAY, MARCH 5, 2022, 7 PM

LANDERHAVEN IN MAYFIELD HEIGHTS

Check back on our website at shakerschoolsfoundation.org/events and on our social media for tickets and event information!

SHARE YOUR STORY

As part of the 30th anniversary of A Night for the Red & White, the Shaker Schools Foundation would like to highlight families who represent multiple generations of Shaker students. If this sounds like your family, or you know of a Shaker family that fits that description, we want to hear from you!

Email us at shakeralumni@shaker.org with the information.