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Staff 2015-16

We'll be sharing the 2016-2017 staff roster in August.

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 Admission staff (Kathleen Davidson and Kathy Krahenbuhl) 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 
Cesanne Berry+
Viola Bestmann
Mars Nealson
Sara Orphanides*
Carmen Raynor+

Learning Specialist
Caroline Hexdall+ 


Lower School

(individual bios)





Dee Dudley-Mayfield
Ruth Gaskin
Charlie Layman+
Erica Davis 
Natasha Shannon
Tom Shewey
Joan Walker*+
Linda Dixon
Laura Lamberson+
Abby Obando
Michael Bonsignore
Lisa Carboni+
Jenni Scoggin
Joanna Sisk-Purvis

Natasha Shannon  

Joanna Sisk-Purvis

Abby Obando

Resource Coordinator  
Kathy Schenley

Administrative Assistant
Emi Charboneau

Learning Specialist
Caroline Hexdall+ 


Middle School

(individual bios)

Rachel Anderson
Robert Bittle
Christel Greiner Butchart+
Jamie Charles
Erica Davis
Mary Deborah Englund

Mig Little Hayes*
Françoise Heyden
David Ikenberry
Leon Ikenberry+
Tommy Johnson
Lisa Joyner+

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

Joanna Sisk-Purvis
Amy Smoker
Ida Trisolini
Dan Wales
Henry Walker+
Caitlin Wells 

Upper School

(individual bios)

Rachel Anderson
Tom Anderson 
Deepa Bhatt-Mackin
Frances Brindle 
Tomeiko Carter
Peggy Craft 
Bob Druhan* 

Will Fulkerson
Asiya Gusa
Judith Hawkes
Jonathan Henderson
Carrie Huff
Jamie Hysjulien
Melissa A. Kotačka

Rob LaVelle+
Jon Lepofsky
Bryce Little
Bradley McDevitt
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
Kathleen Davidson+

Felicia Fleming
Mike Hanas+
Kathy Krahenbuhl
John Ladd

Nancy McGilvary
John McGovern
Renee Prillaman+
Laura Shmania

Rebecca Swartz


Dawn Douglass
Sharon Guillory+
Natalie Harvey
Jim Rose


Natalie Harvey
Mig Little Hayes*
Justine Johnson


David Ikenberry
John McGovern
Dylan Pendergrast 
Terry Pendergrast

Athletics & Physical Education

Aden Darity
Alex Gordon+

After Hours Program

Cyrise Davis


Annie Dwyer
Leah Wilks

Summer Programs

Chris Firpo

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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