It is with great excitement that Friends' Central welcomes fantastic new faculty and staff members to the School for the 2019-2020 school year.
Joining Friends' Central at the administrative level are Colette Kleitz, Chief Development Officer, and Margaret Metz, Director of Enrollment Management. Colette Kleitz, a member of Chestnut Hill Monthly Meeting, served as the Director of Alumni and Parent Relations at Germantown Friends School for eight years before becoming their Chief Advancement Officer. Recently, she was the Associate Vice President for External Relations at the National Constitution Center, and then a fundraising consultant, before joining FCS. Margaret Metz comes to Friends' Central with significant independent school experience, including serving as Director of Admission at the Nightingale-Bamford School and as Head of School at the Mandell School. Margaret has relocated from New York City where, most recently, she worked as an educational consultant.
On the Lower School campus, Friends' Central is excited to welcome Kristyn Bennett, Director of the FCS Center City Extended Day Hub; Devin Coleman '11, Nursery-Grade 5 Physical Education; Jared Deveau, Kindergarten Assistant; Suchita Fiorillo, Nursery Assistant; Gianluca Giarrizzo, Art; Galen Guindon '06, Nursery-Grade 5 Music; Samantha Kreindler, Pre-K Assistant; Danita Paulis, 3rd grade long-term substitute; and Caleb Shelton, Kindergarten Assistant.
Joining the Middle and Upper Schools on the City Avenue campus are Anthony Bowers, Upper School Art; Maryclaire D'Orazio, Upper School Administrative Assistant; Christina Frazier, Middle School long-term substitute; Monty Ogden, Middle and Upper School English; Jason Polykoff '02, Middle School Math Teacher, Varsity Basketball Coach, and Assistant Director of Athletics for the College-Bound Athlete; Lori Reed, Middle School Drama; and Megan Schumacher, Upper School English.
Friends' Central also welcomes three interns in Support Services: Ashley Brennan, who will work with Lower School students and faculty; Emily Koppenhofer, who will work in the Middle and Upper Schools; and Kayla Peters, who will support Lower, Middle, and Upper Schools.
Welcome to Friends' Central!