• Teaching is the most engaging career I can imagine. In a classroom, I feel I am many things, including a researcher, nurturer, artist, scientist, musician, writer and more.

    Amanda Smith

    Preschool Teacher
  • Anne Hunter, a 2008 graduate of the Friends School Teacher Preparation Program, is a licensed elementary educator who teaches enrichment in an arts integration setting to students in grades 1-5
  • I love working with the youngest learners in school because I get to laugh, smile and learn something new from their unfiltered brilliance each day.

    Annika Nygren

    Lead Elementary Teacher - K/1
  • I love teaching math, and have taught it at every level from sixth grade through community college over the past decade.  My favorite part of math is

    Brandi Sanchez

    Middle School Math Teacher
  • What an incredible honor to be part of this flourishing school community, as Friends School’s Art Teacher. The Art Studio program at Friends is vibrant, with lovingly created works of art, the utilization of diverse media,

    Bryn Pennington

    Art Teacher
  • At a very early age I knew I wanted to be a teacher. As a small child I had an imaginary classroom. I would spend hours teaching my “students”

    Caroline Long

    Lead Elementary Teacher - 2/3
  • I have always loved teaching music to children and guiding them through music to discover and express these joyous parts of themselves.

    Charlotte Haertling

    Music Teacher
  • I’ve always been drawn to the field of education, which I attribute to my passion for helping others, my curiosity and endless desire to learn and grow, along with my aspiration to make a difference in our society. 

    Chelsea Bruder

    Associate Teacher - 4/5
  • Growing up in the forests of New Hampshire, being active and enjoying the outdoors has always been a passion of mine.  My classroom has taken many forms over the years including rivers, mountains, caves, glaciers, oceans and more. 

    Chris Hollinger

    PE Teacher
  • Chris Willis grew up in Ann Arbor, Michigan, then headed to Philadelphia and discovered her interest in the learning sciences during her undergraduate years at the University of Pennsylvania. 
  • I’ve been fortunate to be teaching at Friends Preschool since 1999. I believe the 3, 4, and 5 year old child is a magical being with an enchanting view of the world.

    Christie Stanford

    Preschool Teacher