Head of School
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 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 joined GFS in January 2017 as the Music Teacher. She had been teaching private music lessons in the area for several years beforehand. 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, and is a QuickBooks certified bookkeeper.