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
Andrea Pien office phone number: 610-645-4483

Grant Calder

Grant CalderDirector of College Counseling & Upper School History Teacher

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

Andrea Pien

Ryan Coffey Keaton

Associate Director of College Counseling

  • Swarthmore College - BA
    Stanford University - MA

Mary Lynne Jeschke

College Counseling Administrative Associate
  • Kirkland College - BA

College Consultant Grant Calder Speaks About COVID-19's Impact on US Colleges & Universities
May 2020
Interview with Bennett International Education Consultancy

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, on Grant's blog, and on FCS Features.

Bucolic College Towns in the era of COVID-19

July 2020
Article by Grant Calder 

Your Tax Dollars at Work, Spreading Quaker Values

Nov 20 2019
Article by Grant Calder