The Friends School of Atlanta invites you to attend Quaker Education Night featuring Drew Smith, Executive Director of Friends Council on Education (FCE). This event will provide insight into Friends' educational practices and the long history of Quaker schools. As Executive Director of FCE since 2014, Drew provides guidance and support to the 78 Friends School (PreK-12th grade) nationwide, which gives him great depth of experience and insight into his topic for the evening: “The Role of Friends Education in Divisive Times.” Families and community partners who are interested in programs at The Friends School of Atlanta should definitely plan to attend.
Former CEO and Principal of Russell Byers Charter School in Philadelphia and former Head of Friends School Mullica Hill in New Jersey, Smith is the Council’s sixth executive director. He was a boarding student at Westtown School and attended Earlham College, both Quaker schools. After receiving a bachelor's degree in History at Earlham, he completed graduate work in Educational Leadership at the University of Pennsylvania. For over 25 years, Smith has worked in Quaker education as a teacher and administrator, including head of school. He is a member of Haddonfield Monthly Meeting and has served on the boards of numerous Quaker institutions, including serving as a founding board member of Friends Mutual Health Group.
Quaker Education Night will take place on Tuesday, October 17, from 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm at the Friends School of Atlanta, 862 Columbia Drive, Decatur, GA 30030. The event is free and open to the public.
The Friends School of Atlanta, located in Decatur and offering a 3-year-old through 8th grade program, has a mission to provide challenging academics in a diverse environment, drawing on the values of simplicity, peace, integrity, community, equality and stewardship to empower students to go out into the world with conscience, conviction and compassion. Founded in 1991, The Friends School of Atlanta (FSA) remains the only Quaker school in Georgia.
For more information about The Friends School of Atlanta, please visit www.friendsschoolatlanta.org.