Doenmez, Sarah

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Academic Dean - Academic Office

B.A. U.C. Santa Cruz
M.Ed. Antioch New England

I grew up in Putney, Vt and NYC, went to Putney School and Exeter, then spent a year in Rennes, and went to California for college. Thereafter I moved to Zurich where I met and married my husband. We returned to Dublin where my family has long ties after the birth of our daughter, and have been here at Dublin School since 1988. We have raised three children here and been part of the fabric of the school. The  mountain, the lake, the fields, the snows have marked the landscape of our family, and the life of the school has been our shared project every day.

I love reading, politics and current events, running, gardening, knitting. Teaching is exhilarating, as are cross-country skiing, swimming, singing.  We love to travel and learn languages, and our household contains three: English, German, and Turkish, with some Spanish, French, and a little Chinese mixed in.

Dublin School has allowed me to grow and develop in scholarship and creativity, as well as extend my skills in a variety of ways in the field of education. It is a place that supports the growth of all its members. It's a great place!

What book has made you think the most?: only 1?? War Without Mercy, John Dower; The Making of the Atom Bomb, Richard Rhodes; When God Was A Woman; Merlin Stone

If you could be a superhero, what would you want your superpowers to be?: Turning radioactivity into chia seeds; eradicating poverty; giving every person enchanting books; running a marathon in 2h10, flying; reorganizing the government.; living till 250

If your life had a theme song, what would it be?: 007 theme song

What teacher has had the most impact on you? How were they special?: My mother, who teaches me continually to listen and inquire more carefully, to enter into adventures, to be unafraid and free, to share the things that give me joy.

How would your friends describe you in 3 words?: intuitive, energetic, devoted - i hope

You are hosting a dinner party and must invite 3 famous people. Who would you choose and why?: Obama! to talk policy

Muhammad Yunus, to figure out how to spread his ideas on social business.

Mohammed El Baradei, to talk about nuclear issues.

Zinedine Zidane, to chill.

If Hollywood made a movie about your life, whom would you like to see play the lead role as you?: Penelope Cruz. Who do I think might? Meg Ryan. Who might be a good fit? Meryl Streep. Who actually knows me? Melissa Leo.