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Staff 2016-2017

To contact most staff by email, use the first initial of the first name followed by the last name and add @cfsnc.org. To communicate with teachers, please check with individuals about how they wish to be contacted. For information about admission, please contact the Director of Admission staff Nancy Hayes and not head teachers.

Read Spotlight on Staff news stories and interviews (interviews denoted below by *) about the work and accomplishments of Carolina Friends School staff and Raising Healthy Children columns (denoted below by +) authored by staff and other CFS community members.

You can also read an article about the wide array of professional development opportunities pursued by CFS staff during the summer of 2011, from an on-campus workshop on teaching writing with the renowned Katie Wood Ray to two months traveling and studying in India and Nepal.

Early Schools

(individual bios)


Chapel Hill


Carly Chapman
Libby Pittman Pendergrast*+
Williette Zigbuo
Dawn Carney-Meriwether
Hallie Cherry
Sue Caldwell Donaldson+
Debbie Kornegay
Marit Nelson
Victoria Arrivillaga
Cesanne Berry+
Mars Nealson
Sara Orphanides*
Carmen Raynor+

Learning Specialist
Caroline Hexdall+

Lower School

(individual bios)





Dee Dudley-Mayfield
Ruth Gaskin
Charlie Layman+
Katie MacTaggart
Natasha Shannon
Tom Shewey

Linda Dixon
Laura Lamberson+
Lisa Carboni+
Michael Bonsignore
Lynn Pickles
Jenni Scoggin
Joanna Sisk-Purvis

Natasha Shannon

Joanna Sisk-Purvis

Abby Obando

Shared Resource Teachers
Kathy Schenley
Joan Walker*+

Administrative Assistant
Emi Charboneau

Learning Specialist
Caroline Hexdall+

Middle School

(individual bios)

Rachel Anderson
Robert Bittle
Christel Greiner Butchart+
Carly Campbell
Jamie Charles
Kathleen Davidson+

Mary Deborah Englund
Mig Little Hayes*
David Ikenberry
Leon Ikenberry+
Tommy Johnson
Lisa Joyner+

Kip Kuhn+
Kathy Lucente
Anna Lynch+
Mary McNall
Abby Obando
Kate Pendergrass+

Jim Rose
Joanna Sisk-Purvis
Amy Smoker
Dan Wales
Henry Walker+
Caitlin Wells

Upper School

(individual bios)

Rachel Anderson
Tom Anderson
Deepa Bhatt-Mackin
Frances Brindle
Tomeiko Carter
Catey Christiansen
Jennifer Curtis
Bob Druhan*

Leah Fulkerson
Will Fulkerson

Asiya Gusa
Judith Hawkes
Jonathan Henderson
Carrie Huff
Jamie Hysjulien

Stephanie Johnston
Melissa A. Kotačka
Rob LaVelle
Jon Lepofsky
Bryce Little
Jonathan McGovern+
Ken Mitchell

Dylan Pendergrast
Amy Pine

Abby Presson
Amelia Shull+
Shan Wevill+
Randall Williams
Dave Worden


(individual bios)

Kai Barlow
Anthony L. Clay
Katie Collini
Felicia Fleming

Nancy Hayes
Kathy Krahenbuhl
John Ladd
Nancy McGilvary

John McGovern
Renee Prillaman+
Katherine Scott
Laura Shmania

Rebecca Swartz
Ida Trisolini


Dawn Douglass
Sharon Guillory+
Natalie Harvey
Jim Rose


Natalie Harvey
Mig Little Hayes*
Justine Johnson


David Ikenberry
John McGovern
Dylan Pendergrast
Terry Pendergrast
Javier Perez

Athletics & Physical Education

Aden Darity

After Hours Program

Cyrise Davis


Annie Dwyer+
Jessi Knight

Tutoring/Coaching Coordinator

Natalie Dunn

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4809 Friends School Road
Durham, NC 27705
919.383.6602 tel / 919.383.6009 fax / info@cfsnc.org

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