Friends' Central Welcomes New Faculty & Staff
Friends' Central Welcomes New Faculty & Staff

It is with great excitement that Friends’ Central welcomes 12 new teachers, administrators, staff members, and interns to the School for the 2018-2019 school year.

At the administrative level, Friends’ Central School is thrilled to welcome back alumna Beth Davis Johnson as the Upper School Principal. After serving FCS in a number of leadership positions – most recently as Upper School Co-Principal, Dean of Students for eight years – Beth returns to Friends’ Central after six years as Director of Upper and Middle School Admission at Penn Charter. A proud Friends’ Central "lifer," Beth is a summa cum laude graduate of St. Joseph’s University and a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania, where she earned a Master of Science in Education in the School Leadership Program. She is currently a University-assigned mentor for masters candidates, supporting candidates in understanding best practices in curriculum development and wider leadership. Beth is frequently called upon by organizations like the National Association of Independent Schools to share her expertise and present in areas that range from support services to issues of diversity to educating for the future.

Joining the Friends’ Central Lower School are Jenn Curran, Lower School Counselor; Christie Kapothanasis, Grade 5 Humanities Teacher; Donovan Moore, Lower School Admission Administrative Assistant; Sacha Page, Assistant Librarian; Taylor Salvitti, Grade 3 Lead Teacher; and Robin Worgan, who returns to FCS as part-time Grade 2 Assistant Teacher.   

In the Middle and Upper Schools, Friends’ Central welcomes Jill MacDougall, Middle School Learning Specialist; Deirdre Murphy, part-time Art Teacher; Alex Pearson, Latin Teacher and Database Manager; and School & Mental Health Counseling Interns Eric Swiech & Lauren Paulson.

Welcome to Friends’ Central!