STAN Talks
  • Thursday, February 9

    7 pm

    Stanley Ballroom

    Free admission


    Our Ted Talks-like event features three alumni speakers who will wow us with their thought-provoking and entertaining talks, sharing their stories and reflecting on how Stanley played a role in their current paths.

    We will also honor longtime teacher Leneta Jones with the Spirit of Stanley award, and gather after the program for wine and camaraderie.

    Please join alumni and alumni parents, current parents, and past and present faculty and staff for this popular event!

    Our 2023 speakers:









    Mark Tapy '98 was a member of Stanley's first 8th grade graduating class. After graduating from East High, Mark went on to CU Boulder, double-majoring in sociology and biology. He is currently the Senior Talent Management Manager at Pinnacol Assurance, and previously managed youth workforce development programming through Goodwill Industries of Denver. 

    Since Stanley had just moved to Lowry when Mark was in middle school, he remembers the ample opportunity for exploration and adventure daily. He recalls his class riding bikes to the wetlands area where they did a statistical analysis on the grasshopper population, catching and categorizing hundreds of grasshoppers by hand. He couldn't believe he was at school!


    Rachel Waugh '08 is the Founder and Executive Director at the Museum of Food and Culture. After Stanley she graduated from Kent Denver, received her BA from Wesleyan University, and then received her MA in Food Studies from Chatham University. She enjoys reading, catching up with friends, and experimenting with new hobbies, such as candlemaking, sourdough baking and miniatures. Her fondest Stanley memory is writing, illustrating and self-publishing books in the library. 


    Charlie Fine '04 is currently Senior Counsel at Denver Public Schools, Office of General Counsel. He represents and advises DPS in legal matters pertaining to students, including those involving special education, student privacy and civil rights. He graduated from East High and went on to receive a BA from Kenyon College and a JD from the University of Denver. His fondest Stanley memory? Visiting the Little White House during the 8th grade trip to England and exploring the English countryside.