Faculty


Tori Prutzman
Early School Teacher
Pre-K
tprutzman@greenwood-friends.org 
Tori comes to GFS with over 10 years of educator experience. She holds a Bachelor’s degree from Mansfield University and a Master’s of Elementary Education from Bloomsburg University. With experience in both Early Childhood education, and many of the primary grades through 4th, Tori is a great fit for Greenwood Friends, knowing that our teachers interact with all ages. Tori and her husband, Troy, live in the Berwick area with their 2 adorable pups. They enjoy reaping the efforts of their garden, and have become an unbeatable canning team


Shannon Kirk
Early School Teacher
Grades K – 1
skirk@greenwood-friends.org

Shannon is a passionate and talented educator with over 20 years of teaching experience and holds a Bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood/Elementary Education and a Master’s degree in Curriculum and Instruction. She is committed to early childhood education that cherishes student curiosity, meets students at their individual levels and creates classroom experiences that encourage a love for learning.


                                                             Marie Wessler
Early School Teacher
Grades 2 – 3
mwessler@greenwood-friends.org

Marie teaches 2nd and 3rd grade.  She has a B.S. in Marketing with a minor in Economics from Penn State University and has earned a post-graduate diploma in Education from the University of South Florida.  Marie and her family spent 18 years overseas, living in Seoul, South Korea, Paris, France and Hong Kong before returning home to Pennsylvania.  She has taught in international schools in Hong Kong, and has also substituted in the public school system in Pennsylvania.  Marie is passionate about building meaningful relationships with her students to promote feelings of connection, value, and respect. 


Deb Zollmann  
Middle School Teacher
Grades 5 – 7
dzollmann@greenwood-friends.org

Deb is a veteran educator who loves middle school the best of all. She is passionate about social justice and creating welcoming and inclusive communities for students. Deb has many years of experience leading transformative field trips and enjoys constructing project-based learning experiences.  Deb studied American Literature, has a BA in Educational Studies, and an MS in Curriculum and Instruction.  She is a member of NCTE, an occasional attender of Millville Meeting, the co-coordinator of Greenwood’s Pandemic Team, and a member of the Quaker Life Committee.


Dottie Grocott
Spanish Teacher
dgrocott@greenwood-friends.org

Dottie continues her mission of teaching for life, joining Greenwood after retiring from public education. 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.


Jody Love
Music Teacher
jlove@greenwood-friends.org

Jody Love joined GFS in January 2017.  She  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.  Jody holds a Bachelor of Music Education degree and a Master of Science in Technology Education, both from Mansfield University of PA . In her free time, she enjoys cooking, putting together puzzles and leading the Worship Team at her church.


Ruth Zelanski
Art Teacher
rzelanski@greenwood-friends.org       

Since graduating from the University of Connecticut earning a BFA with a concentration in photography, Ruth has worked as a creative director at a graphic design firm, and has exhibited her work internationally.  She also makes art jewelry and has been published in several books.  Ruth lives in Bloomsburg with her husband, and two daughters who are enrolled here at Greenwood Friends School.