Administration


Andy Jones-Wilkins
Head of School
ajoneswilkins@greenwood-friends.org

Andy Jones-Wilkins began his career in education in 1989 at the oldest Quaker school in the country, the William Penn Charter School in Philadelphia.  After five years of service there Andy and his spouse Shelly embarked on a two year, 18,000 mile bicycle tour around the world before settling in Paradise Valley, AZ where they both taught at the Phoenix Country Day School.  Andy’s administrative career began at Head-Royce School in Oakland, CA where he served for five years as the Head of the Middle School before accepting his first Head of School appointment in 2006 at The Community School in Sun Valley, ID.  Longing to return to Friends education, Andy became the 6th Head of School at Tandem Friends School in Charlottesville, VA in 2011.  While there he guided the school through a comprehensive accreditation process with Friends Council on Education and along the way reinforced the school’s Quaker identity.  Most recently Andy served for two years as Head of School at The Delta School before accepting the appointment as Head of School at Greenwood Friends in Spring 2021.

Andy and his wife Shelly have been happily married for nearly 30 years and are the proud parents of three sons, Carson (23), Logan (21), and Tully (18).  An active outdoors family, the JWs can often be found traveling the country camping, hiking, and adventuring. They are thrilled to have settled in the Susquehanna River Valley and look forward to exploring all the trails and mountains this region has to offer.


Shelley Evans
Administrative Assistantshelley 2015
sevans@greenwood-friends.org

Shelley 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.  She enjoys reading, family activities, and caring for her dog and cat.


                                                                                                      

Jody Love
Business Manager
businessmanager@greenwood-friends.org

Jody Love joined GFS in January 2017 as the Music Teacher and then joined the Administrative Team in the Summer of 2018.  She spent the majority of her career in higher education administration before taking time to raise her 2 children (Juliana-17 & Dallas-11) and establish a family construction business.  Jody holds a Bachelor of Music Education degree and a Master of Science in Technology Education, both from Mansfield University of PA, and is a QuickBooks certified bookkeeper.

 

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.

Board of Trustees

Greenwood Friends School is governed by a Board of Trustees composed of 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:  Jennifer Albright, Baker Anderson, Bryan Campbell, Mia Diehl, Dean Girton, Janice Hambridge, Melissa Rycroft and Larry Smith

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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.