Andra B. Jurist, 68, of Chattanooga, passed away on September 23, 2017.
She is survived by her husband, Bruce Stewart; her daughters, Marney Jurist-Rosner and Lindsay Jurist-Rosner; her stepdaughter, Kathleen Hunt; her father, Sumner Jurist; and her brother, Elliot Jurist.
Andra graduated from Skidmore College and had a Masters of Fine Arts from the University of Pennsylvania. Committed to education, Andra taught student teachers for Penn State University, served as Head of School at the Blue Bell School in Ambler, PA and chaired the board of Girls, Inc., Chattanooga. The Bruce Stewart and Andra B. Jurist Middle School at Sidwell Friends School in Washington, DC, bears her name, honoring her service there. As a fine artist and educator, Andra believed in the power of public service and was dedicated to fostering democratic ideals, empowerment of women, and social justice.
Andra’s intelligence, humor, and commitment to a better world will be sorely missed.
Details of a planned memorial service will be announced at a future date. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to A Step Ahead Chattanooga, www.astepaheadchattanooga.org/