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.