A Pre-K to Grade 12 Independent Quaker Day School Serving the Greater Durham-Chapel Hill Area


Our Board of Trustees consists of current and former parents and grandparents, alumni, educators, and members of local Quaker Meetings, all dedicated to supporting the mission and philosophy of Carolina Friends School.

The Board sets broad policies regarding the School’s operation, oversees long range planning and the hiring of the Head of School (HOS). The authority to hire staff is delegated to the Head. Curriculum development and management of the daily operations of the School are undertaken by the HOS, the Assistant Head for Teaching and Learning, and staff.

The Board is composed of up to twenty-three members drawn from each of the Friends Meetings in Durham and Chapel Hill, and co-opted members appointed by the Board. Natasha Nazareth-Phelps serves as legal advisor. Our current standing committees are Executive, Business, Governance, Advancement, Facilities, Quaker Character, Investment and Audit. Except for the Executive Committee, (whose members are chosen by the Board Clerk), Trustees sort themselves onto the committees to which they feel led.

Most full Board meetings are open meetings, and are listed on the online All-School calendar. The Board is scheduling its meetings for 2019-2020 to afford more deliberative discussion, beginning with a full Board retreat on Sept. 21. If you are interested in attending, please check with Nancy McGilvary to confirm meeting location and times. You may also read executive summaries of past meetings, (which are approved by the full Board at the next subsequent meeting, and posted in the "Parent Portal" of the CFS website), or the full Minutes of Board meetings (stored in the Center Building after approval by the full Board at the next subsequent meeting), by asking Nancy McGilvary in the Center Building.

Look for Board members at school events - you'll recognize us wearing the same permanent nametags as staff, and you may reach us by emailing CFSBoardClerk@cfsnc.org.

We're eager to meet members of the CFS community!

2019-2020 Board of Trustees

Clerk: Mark Kuhn

Members from the Durham and Chapel Hill Friends Meetings

Co-Opted Members

Members Emeriti