Last week, parents, faculty, and staff gathered at the Mamaroneck Beach and Yacht Club to wish a fond farewell to Aileen Jabart, assistant head of the Lower School, who will retire from FASNY later this month after more than 32 years of service to the school.
Aileen started out as a parent volunteer at FASNY but was subsequently hired, in 1986, six years after the school's founding, as the assistant to the then co-heads. Over the years, she has held a variety of positions at FASNY, including director of admissions, head of the Lower School, assistant head of school, and, currently, assistant head of the Lower School. Along the way, she acted and sang in several school musicals, including Fiddler on the Roof, The Wiz, and Seussical, and was known for her inventive Halloween costumes.
Head of school Joël Peinado said, "Aileen is the embodiment of FASNY and its spirit: talented, creative, dynamic, generous, resilient, a problem solver, and completely dedicated to the school and its students."