About NFS


The governing board at Newtown Friends School, called the School Committee, is composed of up to 21 members, each appointed for a term of three years. At least 50 percent must be members of the Religious Society of Friends. The Head of School is an ex-officio member of the School Committee, and administrative personnel and faculty representatives are regularly invited to attend its meetings. 

The School Committee’s primary responsibilities are fiduciary and strategic, concerned with the school’s financial health, strategic planning, and adherence to the mission.

School Committee Responsibility

  • Seeing that the school operates in the best interests of its students, teachers, and parents, reflecting the long-standing interest of Friends in education.
  • Ensuring that the school continues to demonstrate Friends values.
  • Planning for the school’s long-term health and sustainability, especially through financial oversight.
  • Establishing and reviewing policies necessary to the successful operation of the school.
  • Overseeing and nurturing the Head of School, the School Committee’s sole employee. (The Head of School is directly responsible for the daily operation of NFS.)
  • Maintaining active standing subcommittees—current committees are concerned with administrative oversight and counsel, finance, board development, Quakerism, equity and inclusion, advancement, marketing and membership—as well as ad hoc committees as needed.

School Committee Members

List of 13 members.

  • Photo of Annemarie Hindman

    Annemarie Hindman 

  • Photo of Veronica Wetherill

    Veronica Wetherill 

  • Photo of Steven Bacher

    Steven Bacher 

  • Photo of David Henderson

    David Henderson 

  • Photo of Rohan Arjun

    Rohan Arjun 

  • Photo of Jennifer Baez

    Jennifer Baez 

  • Photo of Judy Fellows

    Judy Fellows 

  • Photo of Alex Roinishvili Grigorev

    Alex Roinishvili Grigorev 

  • Amrit Ponnambalam 

  • Rachel Renshaw 

  • Photo of Karen Robinson

    Karen Robinson 

  • Photo of Ellen Rusnak

    Ellen Rusnak 

  • Erica Stockton 

Located In Newtown, Pennsylvania, Newtown Friends School is a Private School For Grades Pre-K-8th Grade.