Alumni President's Message

A Message from the President of the Alumni Association

I am pleased to serve as the President of the Alumni Board of Governors for the 2023-2024 school year. There are more than 3,900 Calvert alumni across the country and around the world - all building upon their Calvert foundation while leading, creating, and impacting their communities. The Alumni Board and I are proud to represent Calvert’s vibrant alumni family and hope to provide you with opportunities to engage with one another and the School in dynamic and interesting ways.

Members of the Alumni Board represent classes in each decade and reflect the varied geographic locations where Calvert alumni live. I am inspired by their commitment to Calvert School.  The Alumni Board also includes a dedicated group of officers who help to guide alumni engagement initiatives. It is my pleasure to introduce this group.

Elizabeth Paal Goss ’99 serves as the Vice President. Elizabeth and her husband Donald live in Baltimore and have a daughter Madeline who is a student at Kiddie Calvert Tuscany. Elizabeth is a Financial Planner with Heritage Financial Consultants. She attended Roland Park Country School and holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Sewanee, The University of the South.

Reuel Belt ’96 joins the Executive Committee this year as Treasurer. Reuel is based in Los Angeles, CA with his wife Danelle where he is an actor, writer, and producer. This is Reuel’s second term on the Alumni Board. He previously served from 2008-2012. Following Calvert, Reuel attended McDonogh School and Wild Lake High School. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Stevenson University.

Tracey Lankford ’81 joins the Executive Committee this year as Secretary. A member of the Alumni Board since 2019, Tracey is the Director of Sales at Teneo Hospitality Group. She attended Garrison Forest School and holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in communications and journalism from the University of Richmond.

Lastly, I have been proud to represent our New York alumni since 2017. My wife Renee and I live in New York City where I work at Dakota as an Account Executive and Business Development Director. After Calvert, I attended St. Paul’s School. I received a Bachelor of Arts degree in economics from Hampden-Sydney College.

I would like to welcome our new Alumni Board member William Little ‘13. William is based in Philadelphia and works as an Equity Research Associate Analyst at T. Rowe Price. He attended McDonogh School and holds a Bachelor’s degree in finance from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Throughout the last 18 months, the Alumni Board worked to create a new alumni strategic plan that will serve as a road map for our initiatives through 2028. Thank you to everyone who responded to the all-alumni survey and participated in interviews. The deep affection and appreciation alumni have for Calvert is clear. Your feedback is the backbone of this strategic plan, and we hope you will join us as we create programming and opportunities that champion and support this special community. The four pillars offer something for everyone, and I encourage each of you to get involved in the ways that are of interest to you. 

The first step is to make sure you have a Calvert Connect profile and that your contact and professional information are up to date ( One goal is to establish a robust networking program, and Calvert Connect will be the primary platform we will utilize. 

Thank you for your dedication to Calvert School. I look forward to the year ahead.


Doug Carpenter ‘99
President, Alumni Board of Governors
"My vivid memories of being a Calvert student provide a constant source of joy and gratitude, and being on the Alumni Board is a truly fulfilling way to stay connected to the school that gave me such a wonderful foundation."
Calvert School is a coed independent lower and middle school.