ALUMNI STORIES

Below are feature stories of past alumni! This page is dedicated to the students who have walked the Kinderplatz halls and left their mark. Everyone has made a difference here! As a Kinderplatz alum myself and a current assistant teacher now, I have the rare pleasure to work with the teachers who taught me and continue to make a difference every day. I get to reminisce on memories of my time here and have realized the importance of alumni connection within schools.

We thank you all for your support,

Alli Wilson 

Kinderplatz class '99

Alumni Liaison 
Social Media Coordinator 
Current Toddler Assistant Teacher

Estella Turner '09

    Welcome back, Estella Turner! Graduating Kinderplatz in 2009, Estella is now a recent graduate of All Saints’ Episcopal School.

She was a member of the Tad Bird Honors’ College all four years of high school as well as Head Prefect her senior year.

    She spent a lot of time volunteering and in 2021

received the Presidential Volunteer Service Award for

completing over 100 hours of community service in one year.

One of her favorite places to volunteer was quality control

at Tarrant Area Food Bank where she spent time portioning

out meals and groceries for different families in need.

In addition, she really enjoys cooking, health, and wellness.

She even has an instagram page where she shares her favorite

recipes with her followers and showcases some of the activities

she does, including yoga. Go give her a follow!

    For her senior capstone project she created a recipe book titled

“Food For A Fight” where she partnered with the ALS association

to raise money and honor families and friends who have dealt

with ALS.

    Estella still catches herself singing the “Kinderplatz song”

and cherishes the friendships made there! She plans to head to

the University of Georgia in the fall and major in the college of

pharmacy on the pre-med track! 

Go get 'em, Estella!

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Nathaniel, Harrison and Vivian Stamps

Meet the STAMPEDE!

    When the Stamp childrens' parents took their first tour of Kinderplatz they were amazed and knew they wanted to do whatever it took for the children to have that experience.

Nathaniel was the first born and once they were able to attend KFA they were thrilled! 

Harrison came next and they knew the

ropes by this time.

    Finally, little sister, Vivian, was the last Stamp

through the school. What the family forever

remembers is the

KFA mural of “Grow where you’re planted.”

How true that has become for these kids.

They all have friends and relationships,

both parents and kids, that began at KFA.

The kids' experiences and knowledge of

fine arts that came through their time there

amazes their parents, and they

still sing some of the songs from time to

time.

    The stamps still have several walls

decorated with art from the children and

their classes. 

    Kinderplatz was their "Hidden Treasure".

Special times, parties, holidays,

fundraisers, the extraordinary staff and

teachers all hold a very special place in

the “Stampede” hearts. 

   Nathaniel Stamps, 19, is a sophomore at Mississippi State University, studying Sports Administration. Harrison Stamps, 17,  is a junior at Paschal High School and top 100 in his class.

Vivian Stamps, 15, is a freshman at Paschal High School and on the National Jr. Honor Society. 

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Chloe Anderson (Bade)

 

 

    Chloe's love of learning started with Kinderplatz. She and her brother, Dylan, were always surrounded by books and imaginative play. As a teacher now, Chloe brings those childhood skills with her to her students.  

    Chloe and Dylan still love visiting former teachers who were and still are at Kinderplatz years later.

    After attending Stanford University, Chloe knew education was the path for her. She has devoted her life to pass on the gifts to students of wonder and curiosity at school just like she learned. With everything Kinderplatz taught her as a young girl, her daughter Fiona, 3,  is now following her footsteps and is a current student at Kinderplatz!  

    Chloe looks back on memories of Kinderplatz and still remembers performing on stage for her family, singing the Kinderplatz theme song to the tune of Mickey Mouse Clubhouse.

    Even some of Chloe's best friends today

went to Kinderplatz and now their children

are attending together.

What an incredible thing!

    "I am thrilled for my children to be

immersed with nature, the arts, friendship,

and learning at this incredible school."

-Chloe

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Elena, Emilio and Elisa Harth-Bedoya  

Class of ‘07, '10 and '12

 

Meet Elena!

    Elena sung in four choral ensembles at Paschal and also played Varsity Tennis. With high academic awards throughout high school, Elena graduated from R. L. Paschal in May 2020 and got accepted into UT Austin, SMU, UNT and Baylor. She enjoys music and is pursuing a Bachelor degree in

Music Education and Choral conducting at Baylor University. She still loves to draw and paint since her time at Kinderplatz!

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Hello Elisa!

    Elisa will be starting high school at R.L.

Paschal this fall with a love for sports. She is a gymnast,

plays volleyball, basketball, soccer and jumps hurdles in

track and field. Along with being active, Elisa loves to sing, play piano and guitar. She is also the queen of

TikTok and keeps in touch with some of her

Kinderplatz friends!

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    Meet the brother, Emilio! Emilio is entering 11th grade at R. L.

Paschal with a gift in math and science. With a love for baseball,

Emilio played the Junior Varsity team's only catcher last year and

will be playing on the Varsity team this upcoming year!

Emilio also loves music like his sisters. He plays the cello, attended

the Fort Worth Youth Orchestra for one year and was even invited

back to Kinderplatz to play for one of the music classes!

Emilio is a professional fisherman and enjoys fishing anywhere

in Texas and around the world.

    He would like to either be a Neurosurgeon or study

Bio-Engineering in college. Emilio has maintained some dear

friends from Kinderplatz who have become his “brothers”.

    What an awesome family, and we can't wait to see what things

you will do!

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Marshall Young III 

Class of ‘98

 

 

 

    Meet one of our alumni, Marshall Young! 

Marshall and his sisters Carlson and Griffin both

attended Kinderplatz and have really grown since

their time here! 

    Marshall was in the All Saints’ Episcopal School’s class

of 2012, and attended TCU. After school, Marshall

and his now wife, Kathleen Young, lived in

Denver, CO for a few years before coming back to

their hometown of Fort Worth to get married in 2019!

Marshall has always been interested in music, and is

a skilled guitarist and singer. He often

gets together with his good

friends who also are musically

talented and they put on

performances around Fort Worth! 

    Along with working for his dad at

Marshall R. Young, Operating, LLC,

Marshall also co-hosts a podcast

called Cat of Many Colors with his

cousin Sherman, where they interview

local, up and coming business

owners around Fort Worth. 

Not only does Marshall have

memories and history at Kinderplatz,

his wife Kathleen is now a current

assistant teacher at Kinderplatz

making her own memories here.

    Check out Marshall’s podcast on

Spotify and his Instagram where you can follow any news about future music events!

    Griffin West, Marshall’s younger sister is living happily married in San Antonio, and their older sister, Carlson Young, is an actress in Los Angeles. 

    Always special to see where every alumni goes in life! 

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AJ and Audrey Deem

Class of '12 and '14

 

 

    AJ will be starting high school at Trinity

Valley in the fall and at 5'11", he is taller

than both his parents! AJ loves math and

anything related to a ball - football,

basketball, tennis and golf. His favorite,

though, is tennis and he may try to attend

college to play!

    He and his dad have great bonding

time traveling to various tennis

tournaments around Texas.

He has been able to maintain some

of his earliest friendships with fellow

KFA alumni, some of who are in his

graduating class of 2025 at Trinity Valley.

 

 

 

 

    Audrey is about to finish 6th grade and also attends Trinity Valley.

She continues to have an inquisitive mind, loves math & science, and is

still particular about her clothes--loves “athletic” and “comfy” clothing

styles! Audrey has tried every extracurricular activity

under the sun including gymnastics, basketball,

volleyball, competitive dance and soccer.  

She too has aspirations

of playing college

soccer and the team she currently

plays for has traveled

to several state

tournaments this year.

Audrey also keepsin touch

with some of her fellow

Kinderplatz classmates! 

Such talent, and thank you 

for sharing your story!

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