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Welcome to Devin DeShields our new Director of Admissions

Devin DeShields will be joining the PFS community in July as our new Director of Admissions.

Devin is an experienced admissions leader known for building community while creating and implementing strategic initiatives in enrollment management. He has over a decade of experience teaching, coaching, advising, and leading at multiple levels of education. What excites him most about joining PFS is the opportunity to contribute to a small tightly knit community, leading with the guidance of Quaker values, and genuinely interacting with current and prospective students and families daily. 

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“To teach in a manner that respects and cares for the souls of our students is essential if we are to provide the necessary conditions where learning can most deeply and intimately begin.”

- bell hooks, Teaching to Transgress

  Name Title
Abby Botts Botts, Abby School Counselor and Secondary School Placement Coordinator
Courtney Braconi Braconi, Courtney Director of Summer Camps and Auxiliary Programs
Jessica Carabelli Carabelli, Jessica Beginning School Advisor
Melissa Carroll Carroll, Melissa Head of School
Allegra Ceci Ceci, Allegra Lower School Science and Gardening Teacher
Mary D'Amore D'Amore, Mary Registrar
Amanda Detherage Detherage, Amanda 1st Grade Advisor
Barbara Downing Downing, Barbara Business Office Manager
Suzy Dwyer Dwyer, Suzy Librarian, Social Studies Teacher, and 6th-8th Grade Advisor
Silvia Estrada Estrada, Silvia Spanish Teacher and 6th-8th Grade Advisor
Dylan Fruh Fruh, Dylan Art Teacher and 3rd Grade Advisor
Michelle Haque Haque, Michelle School Nurse
Ronah Harris Harris, Ronah Arts Elective and After School Program
Jessica Hurwitz Hurwitz, Jessica 2nd Grade Advisor
Nicholas Kirchhoff Kirchhoff, Nicholas After School Program and Substitute Teacher
Samantha Kirkenir Kirkenir, Samantha Schoolhouse Manager
Mallory Luck Luck, Mallory Learning Support Coordinator
Patrick Lynch Lynch, Patrick Science Teacher and 4th-5th Grade Advisor
Melissa Marinari Marinari, Melissa Social Studies Teacher and 6th-8th Grade Advisor
Kyle Maryland Maryland, Kyle After School Program and Substitute Teacher
Susan Miller Miller, Susan Administrative Assistant
Saurora Mirkin Mirkin, Saurora English Literature Teacher and 4th-5th Grade Advisor
Stephanie Morris Morris, Stephanie 3rd Grade Advisor
Mercy Mwadziwe Mwadziwe, Mercy English Literature Teacher and 4th-5th Grade Advisor
Luke Nilsson Nilsson, Luke Director of Facilities
Kofi Obeng Obeng, Kofi Director of Student Life
Todd Paige Paige, Todd Math and Outdoor Education Teacher and 6th-8th Grade Advisor
Bhumi Patel Patel, Bhumi Math Teacher and 6th-8th Grade Advisor
Daniel Potter Potter, Daniel Music and Math Teacher, 6th-8th Grade Advisor, and Educational Technology Coordinator
Eleanor Rock Rock, Eleanor 1st and 2nd Grade Teaching Assistant
Sarah Slaiman Slaiman, Sarah Director Of Advancement
Donald Stryker Stryker, Donald Property Manager
Amanda Tally Tally, Amanda Beginning School Advisor
Melody Tung Tung, Melody Mandarin Teacher and 2nd Grade Advisor
James Zimmerman Zimmerman, James After School Program