The stork comes to Minnehaha

Staff members Kristin Overton, Julie Stone and Jennifer Tillman welcome new babies

If you were at the upper school last spring, chances are you saw multiple staff members ready to have a baby.

Counselor Kristin Overton gave birth to Jesse Michael Overton IV on September 13. 

“Jesse comes from a long line of Jesse Michaels,” said Overton. “including my husband and father-in-law. We decided to keep the strong tradition going.”

Jesse being Overton’s first baby, he has changed her life for the best.

“My husband and I are experiencing a love you cannot fathom until you have a baby. It sounds cliché, but is so true. He is a beautiful addition to our family and is such a blessing. We just adore him!” said Overton. She plans to bring him to Minnehaha a few more times before she’s back from maternity leave in mid-November.

Julie Stone, who taught Physical education and health and coached for several years, gave birth to Rune Radcliff Stone on July 1. Both Stone and her husband (Ben) are swedish and thought it would be fitting to have a Scandinavian name for their son.

“We wanted a name that was easy to remember, and the word play of his name with our last name (Stone) we thought achieved that,” said Stone. “Runestones are historic stones with inscriptions on them from the Viking Age. Many of them are found in Sweden and other scandinavian countries.”

The Stone family hopes to travel to Sweden and visit some of the places their ancestors came from with their son. Stone also plans to bring Rune to future Minnehaha events and hopes that some day he can be attend there.

“Minnehaha has been such a big part of my life and it is such a wonderful community, and I want to share that with Rune.” said Stone.

Social Studies teacher Jennifer Tillman gave birth to Elizabeth Tillman on June 22.  Elizabeth also shares a birthday with her seven year older sister Sophia.

“Elizabeth’s birth made me realize how precious life is,” said Tillman. “especially life of a newborn.”

Both Elizabeth Sophia, have visited the Minnehaha campus and plan on attending Minnehaha in the future.

All three staff members agreed that their biggest adjustment has been the lack of sleep.

“It’s always difficult when you are getting little sleep,”said Stone. “as my students in my health class would remember when we talked about sleep deprivation last year and how it affects your daily life!” said Stone.


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