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The magic of Oldfields is how you feel when you are here—excited and challenged, and at the same time, comfortable and at home. The very best way to experience it is in person.

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Joan Carter

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Location(s) Oldfields School
Department(s) Development Department
Title(s) Director of Alumnae Affairs, Special Events Planner
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Joan graduated from Oldfields in 1981 and returned in 2009 as the Director of Alumnae Affairs. After graduating with a dual major in early childhood and elementary education from Lesley University, Joan taught for over 20 years at the elementary school level in both the private and public school settings in the Washington, DC, metropolitan area. Teaching is truly Joan's passion, but she also enjoys event planning. She plans all of the major events on campus including Fall Family Weekend, Alumnae Weekend, and Graduation in addition to alumnae events. If you would ever want to host a gathering for the School, please let Joan know.

Joan is also a part of the residential life program and helps out wherever she is needed. Her daughter, Claire Jermakian ’15 graduated from Oldfields as a five-year senior and is a recent graduate James Madison University located in Harrisonburg, Virginia. Claire is now living in Falls Church, Virginia. Her daughter, Rosie, lives and works in Brooklyn, NY. She has a rescue cat, Rockefeller. She encourages all of our alumnae to come back and visit anytime!

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Degree(s) BS, Early Childhood and Elementary Education, Lesley University
1500 Glencoe Road
Sparks Glencoe, Maryland 21152

Each Girl's Success

At no other school will so many caring individuals be focused on a young woman’s success as a student, a leader, an athlete, an artist, or an adventurer!


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The Oldfields Difference

From our unique academic schedule to our one-of-a kind May Program, there are benefits to OS students that cannot be found elsewhere.

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Undeniable Results

High standards, low pressure, and a supportive environment result in confident, successful young women.

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A Sporting Life

Experience a different approach to coaching and team building, one where sportsmanship matters and there is a place on the team for everyone.

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Unleash Creativity

In the spotlight or behind the scenes, in the studio or behind the camera, find your creative outlet.

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A Girl and her Horse

Oldfields’ Riding Program is where learning moves out of the classroom and into the barn.

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Total Life Balance

Students’ days are intentionally planned to nurture mind, body, and spirit – and have fun!

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Each new experience and every time-honored tradition we share with Oldfields girls is made possible by the gifts you send.

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