Having attended a Quaker school until 8th grade herself, Lisa has a deep understanding of and highly values all that a Friends School education brings. A graduate of Swarthmore College where she designed her own major (“Human Growth”, incorporating Biology, Sociology, Anthropology, Psychology as well as Education), she joined the MPFS faculty in 2007 bringing along 20 years of experience teaching PreK, Kindergarten, and elementary grades at Wilmington Friends, Friends Child Care Center, United Friends, and Lansdowne Friends. She enjoys being able to pursue her varied interests in art, music, science and gym as a preschool teacher, and helping kids feel positive about themselves as learners and class-members so that they’re free to try new things, stretch and grow.
A member of Moorestown Meeting, Lisa’s personal interests include reading, photography, film-making, cake-decorating, walking her dog, running while listening to podcasts or Broadway musicals (and maybe some Broadway musical podcasts!) and spending time with her family. She and her husband are parents of three boys, who are proud MPFS alumni.
Holding a B.A. in Psychology and Sociology from Goucher College and M.S. in Education from Wheelock College, Angela began her teaching career at MPFS in 1998, drawn to the school’s historic commitment to social progressivism. She displays an energy and capacity for curiosity that mirrors her students’ and her genuine enthusiasm for learning is evident whether she’s holding class indoors or out. She’s particularly fond of the upper elementary ages “when students begin to develop their own identities, beliefs and passions.”
Angela brings similar energy to her personal pursuits. She enjoys dance, reading, hiking, camping, and gardening, and is a regular faculty Zumba participant (one of the more coordinated among us!). She and her husband, who she met at age 7 at piano lessons, also keep quite busy with their two daughters who are MPFS students.