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Staff 2017-2018

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
Rachel Bachenheimer
Dawn Carney-Meriwether

Hallie Cherry
Nylah Jimerson
Brad Kershner
Cesanne Berry+
Ariel Durrant
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+
Joanna Sisk-Purvis

Michael Bonsignore
Lynn Pickles
Jenni Scoggin

Natasha Shannon

Joanna Sisk-Purvis

Kelly Yupanqui

Shared Resource Teachers
Kathy Schenley

Administrative Assistant
Emi Charboneau

Learning Specialist
Caroline Hexdall+

Middle School

(individual bios)

Rachel Anderson
Robert Bittle
Christel Greiner Butchart+
Carly Campbell
Jamie Charles
Mary Deborah Englund

Mig Little Hayes*
Jessica Hudson
David Ikenberry
Leon Ikenberry+
Tommy Johnson
Lisa Joyner+

Kip Kuhn+
Kathy Lucente
Anna Lynch+
Mary McNall
Kate Pendergrass+
Jim Rose

Joanna Sisk-Purvis
Melody Smith
Amy Smoker
Ida Trisolini
Dan Wales
Henry Walker+
Kelly Yapanqui

Upper School

(individual bios)

Rachel Anderson
Tom Anderson
Matt Arnold
Deepa Bhatt-Mackin
Frances Brindle
Austin Campion
Jennifer Curtis
Jameela Dallis

Bob Druhan*
Michelle Fairholm
Jennifer Ferraro
Leah Fulkerson
Will Fulkerson
Asiya Gusa
Judith Hawkes
Jamie Hysjulien

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

Abby Presson
Ahmed Selim
Jess Shell
Amelia Shull+
Melody Smith
Olynda Smith
Dave Worden


(individual bios)

Anthony L. Clay
Katie Collini
Karen Cumberbatch
Felicia Fleming

MaryJo Hackney
Nancy Hayes
John Ladd
Nancy McGilvary

John McGovern
Kim O'Neil
Renee Prillaman+
Katherine Scott

Laura Shmania
Rebecca Swartz
Shirley Thomas


Dawn Douglass
Sharon Guillory+
Natalie Harvey
Jim Rose


Natalie Harvey
Mig Little Hayes*
Cheryl Meyer


David Ikenberry
John McGovern
Dylan Pendergrast
Terry Pendergrast
Javier Perez

Athletics & Physical Education

Aden Darity
Kim Sulman

After Hours Program

Cyrise Davis


Annie Dwyer+
Jess Shell

Tutoring/Coaching Coordinator

Natalie Dunn

Extended Learning

Anthony Clay

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Durham, NC 27705
919.383.6602 tel / 919.383.6009 fax / info@cfsnc.org

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