Since its founding in 1780, Plymouth Meeting Friends School has been under the care of the Plymouth Monthly Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers). PMFS is an incorporated, not-for-profit school whose Trustees (School Committee) are responsible for the strategic oversight of the School. Trustees are nominated by the Committee on Trusteeship and brought to the Meeting and to School Committee for approval. The School Committee is composed of up to twenty-two trustees, along with three ex-officio members consisting of the Head of School, a faculty representative, and the Co-Clerks of PTO. Of the trustees, preference for selection is given to Plymouth Monthly Meeting members and attenders, and then to other Quakers. Up to ten trustees may be selected from outside of the Religious Society of Friends.

The School Committee is responsible for appointing the Head of School, setting policies and guidelines of operation, carrying out the purpose of the corporation and the School’s educational philosophy, maintaining the stability of the school through fiduciary responsibility, stewardship of the physical plant, oversight of financial assets, leadership for development, and leadership for strategic planning.

PMFS School Committee
2019-20

Rob Cope, Clerk (read his bio in this newsletter)
Fran Blackstone
Michael Clarke
Carol Coffin
Carol Corson
Marialice Dancy (read her bio in this newsletter)
Trina Berk, PTO Co-Clerk (ex officio)
Jessica Lember (read her bio in this newsletter)
John Gilliland, Assistant Clerk (read his bio in this newsletter)
Dan Heider (read his bio in this newsletter)
Courtney Singer, Faculty Representative (ex officio)
Ali Conlon (ex officio)
Fran Johnston, Assistant Clerk (read her bio in this newsletter)
Melissa McDonald Lide (read her bio in this newsletter)
Jeff Markovitz, Treasurer (read his bio in this newsletter)
Brenda Crawley, Head of School (ex officio)
Ralph Henninger (ex officio)