Greenwood Friends School has a community of exceptional students, teachers, staff, volunteers, parents, and friends.

Administration

andy 2015Andy Smith
Head of School
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Andy has more than 35 years experience in several independent schools. He has served as Head of School in PreK-8 schools in Michigan and recently in West Virginia. Andy and his spouse, Chris, a Pittsburgh native, have two grown children. Tory attends graduate school at the University of Cincinatti, and Jay resides with his family in Frederick, MD. Andy has played golf all his life and a sunny day will always find him longing for a round on the links.

 

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Shelley Evans
Administrative Assistant
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Shelley is entering her third year at Greenwood and appreciates working in such a caring, nurturing environment. Her professional background is in human resources and public administration. Shelley has an A.S. degree from Brandywine College and majored in business education at Bloomsburg University. Seven grandchildren keep Shelley and her husband Don happily active with sports, dance, and drum & bugle corps events. Shelley has served on various community boards and is Past-president of the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) Susquehanna Valley affiliate and taught their Family to Family program. She enjoys reading, creative activities, and caring for her dog and cat.


frank 2015Frank Titman
Maintenance Supervisor

Frank began his maintenance career during his many years of farming and working in a garage. He joined the GFS staff when his daughter enrolled as a student. When the school bought their first bus and started a route to Lewisburg, Frank obtained his bus license and became the driver. Along with his many varied duties at the school, Frank also works for Camp Victory in Millville. He lives in Greenwood Valley with his wife Gretchen and daughter Elizabeth who attended GFS from preschool through eighth grade and is now a certified veterinary technician working at Bloomsburg Veterinary Hospital as their Technical Staff Supervisor.

 


                                                                                                      

 

 Tammy Hopper
Business Manager                                 

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At the end of the 2015-16 school year, Tammy started the part-time position at GFS.  She is a graduate of Bloomsburg University with a B.S.in Business  Administration-Accounting.  Tammy has worked in various fiscal occupations  with the Commonwealth of PA and at Northwest Area School District.  She is  also part-time business manager for Camp Victory.   Tammy and her husband Don have two children who attend Northwest Area High School.  Tammy enjoys reading, attending church, playing the piano, and thrift store bargain shopping.

 

 

Faculty

jennJenn Boyunegmez
Preschool Teacher
jennb@greenwood-friends.org

Jenn is happy to begin a new year at Greenwood. She was a teacher at Columbia Sullivan Head Start, a Child Care Coordinator for Columbia Child Development Program, and worked at the Berwick YMCA and Rainbow Hill Preschool. Jenn and husband Erol live in Rohrsburg with children Aydin, Ayla, Zeki, Maggie, Riley, and Paige, all of whom attend or have attended Greenwood.

 


autumnAutumn McCarty
Kindergarten and 1st Grade Teacher
amccarty@greenwood-friends.org

Autumn, a Greenwood parent and volunteer since 2004, is happy to be the new teacher in the Kindergarten/1st Grade classroom. Autumn has a BA in psychology from Lycoming College and her work with Greenwood Friends and Head Start inspired her to pursue coursework in education.

 


kristaKrista Wenner
2nd and 3rd Grade Teacher
kwenner@greenwood-friends.org

Krista loves teaching 2nd/3rd grade at Greenwood. She has taught in an Orthodox Jewish school, Millbrook Marsh in State College, and an inner-city public school in Tennessee. She enjoys being outside with husband Daryl and daughter Emma or in her kitchen preserving her garden harvest. Having mastered salsa, and being 1 for 2 on pickles, it is a work in progress. She also has reconnected with her love of scrapbooking and is working diligently on creating an album for Emma, a Greenwood student.


audraAudra dePrisco
4th and 5th Grade Teacher
adeprisco@greenwood-friends.org

Raised in the Hazleton area, Audra received her B.S. in Education with a minor in Theatre Arts from Bloomsburg University. She taught virtually every level from pre-K through eighth in positions in Hazleton and Harrisburg before coming to Greenwood thirteen years ago. Since that time she has completed coursework in teaching secondary level English and theatre arts. Audra is an ardent supporter of arts in education and has designed and implemented various dramatic arts clubs and workshops. Audra launched the popular Kitchen Science course at Greenwood a few years ago and wrote a curriculum guide for teachers on the subject. This summer Audra relocated from Bloomsburg to Millville with her husband Jeremy, a musician/composer. Audra loves theatre, traveling, cooking, reading, writing, playing her ukulele, and buying books for her nephews.


elizabethElizabeth Sterling
Middle School Teacher
elizabeths@greenwood-friends.org

Elizabeth is happy to be at Greenwood, teaching math, science and PE. She has had over 10 years of experience teaching and developing curricula for her own classroom, including at Lewisburg Area High School. She participates in Meeting for Worship among Friends and appreciates Quaker principals in schools. Elizabeth is also an athlete, a writer and an enthusiastic gardener.


dottieDottie Grocott
Spanish Teacher
dgrocott@greenwood-friends.org

Dottie continues her mission of teaching for life, joining Greenwood after retiring from public education earlier this year. She earned her BSEd and MSEd from Temple, MSEd in Technology at Wilkes, and has taught since 1968. Her ancestors were martyred Christian teachers and she strives to support their belief that teachers are to serve the main dish of life with strength: Dignity Integrity Sincerity Humility, served with Christian love. Her ancestors and Spanish teacher would also expect that rather than retire, she devotes her life to the life-long responsibility of educating others.


deniseDenise Snyder
Art Teacher

Denise earned a Bachelor of Architecture degree from Temple University, a program that emphasized both design and fine arts. Art history, art appreciation, and communication through design are subjects she enjoys. She values serving the community as a volunteer at the Bloomsburg Public Library, spending time with her family, and “playing” in her garden. Denise is delighted to be exploring art with the students at Greenwood!

 


Jody Love
Music Teacher

The new voice in our music room is teacher, Jody (Maida) Love, who joined GFS in January 2017.  Jody  has been teaching private music lessons in the area for several years. She spent the majority of her career in higher education administration before taking time to raise her children and establish a family business, Love’s Custom Home and Remodeling Center.  She holds a Bachelor of Music Education degree and a Master of Science in Technology Education, both from Mansfield University of PA . Jody is a native of Millville, and after 15 years away, she returned to reside there with her husband and three children.

 

Board of Trustees

Greenwood Friends School is governed by a Board of Trustees composed of 15 volunteer members. According to our bylaws, a majority of the trustees must be members of the Religious Society of Friends; the other trustees are at-large members.  Trustees are nominated by the Committee on Trustees, a Board committee, and appointed by the Board as a whole for three-year terms. The Board meets once a month and conducts its meetings in the manner of Friends — according to the rules and customs governing Quaker Meetings for Business.  Officers of the Board are the Clerk, Assistant Clerk, Recording Clerk, and Treasurer. The Head of School participates in Board meetings as an ex officio member. The work of the Board is facilitated by standing committees and by ad hoc task groups as needed. Membership on Board committees is open to non-Board members.

Greenwood Friends School Board members include: Pete Doerschler, Tawnia Converse, Larry Smith, PJ Harte, Joan Silver, Baker Anderson, Dina Patsiavos, Gavin Noble, and Steve Stumbris.

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Millville Friends Meeting

peace-is-the-way.jpg Greenwood Friends School is under the care of the Millville Monthly Meeting and the Upper Susquehanna Quarterly Meeting.

As part of a network of more than 80 Friends schools in the United States (concentrated in the Philadelphia area), Greenwood benefits from the expertise shared by our colleagues near and far. You can learn more about Quaker education from the Friends Council on Education. They provide an excellent description of “What does a Friends School have to offer?“.

Greenwood welcomes children from families of all faiths and backgrounds.