Meet the Office

Friends' Central juniors and seniors are alphabetically assigned to one of the college counselors. The counselors and the College Counseling Office (CCO) administrator meet regularly as a group to discuss all members of the junior and senior classes. Students are welcome to seek out any member of the College Counseling team anytime with questions or concerns.

Mary Lynne Jeschke office phone number: 610-645-5133
Grant Calder office phone number: 610-645-5100
Ryan Coffey Keaton office phone number: 610-645-4483

Grant Calder

Co-Director of College Counseling & Upper School History Teacher

  • University of Pennsylvania - BA
  • University of Pennsylvania - MA
  • American Institute of Certified Educational Planners - Certified Educational Planner

Ryan Coffey Keaton

Co-Director of College Counseling

  • SUNY Geneseo - BA
    University of Pennsylvania - MSEd

Mary Lynne Jeschke

Upper School College Counseling Administrative Assistant

  • Kirkland College - BA

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Calder's Corner

The following articles, written by FCS College Counselor Grant Calder, have previously been published in The Philadelphia Inquirer, Independent School Magazine, The Huffington Post, and on Grant's blog fromtheclassroom.com

Upper School history teacher and Director of College Counseling Grant Calder discusses the effect the Sandusky trial may have on enrollment at Penn State University in his latest op-ed piece in the Philadelphia Inquirer.
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In his latest op-ed piece Colleges Adapt to Marketplace in the Philadelphia Inquirer, Upper School history teacher and counselor Grant Calder discusses how the economy has affected the college recruitment and selection process.
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