Faculty & Administration
Buckingham Friends School is extremely proud of its exceptional faculty and staff. Our teachers have an average tenure of 10 years at BFS, with service ranging from 1 to 35 years. Over 50% hold advanced educational degrees. Every member is deeply committed to providing the richest educational experience and support to our students and families.
|Lucretia M. Wells, Head of School|
Boston University, B.A.
Portland State University, M.S.
|Melissa Carroll, Assistant Head of School
Chestnut Hill College, B.S.,
Rider University, M.A.
|Sandie Hakos, Administrative Assistant to the Head of School|
|Kathy Fluehr, Director of Admissions
Catholic University, B.A.
|Kirby Smith, Business Manager
Bloomsburg University, B.S.
University of South Carolina, M.S.
|Mary Ingraham, Bookkeeper|
|Diane Eilbacher, Director of Advancement
Rutgers University, B.S.
|Linda Kamel, Guidance Counselor
College of New Jersey, M.S.W.
University of New Hampshire, B.A. Psychology, B.S. Community Development
|Marie Baudy, French K-3rd Grade
The American University, Cairo, B.A.
|Steve Bernardini, 7th Grade Homeroom, Physical Education, Math/Science Teacher 7th – 8th grade
Middlebury College, B.A.
|Melissa Clayton, AfterSchool Director, Kindergarten teacher's assistant, Alumni Coordinator|
|Lauren K. Cortright, 5th Grade
College of New Jersey, B.S.
|Richard Cox, Music K-8th
Temple University, B.A.
|Frank Dougherty, Technology Director
Tyler School of Art, B.F.A.
|Alberta Duncan, Reading Specialist K-3rd grade
Holy Name College, M. Ed.
Otterbein College, B.A.
|Sydney Fox, Shop, Health
University of Rhode Island, B.F.A.
|Anna Guthrie, 2nd Grade
Penn State, B.S.
|Dennis Haupert, 3rd Grade, Athletic Director, Soccer Coach
Indiana University of Pennsylvania, B.S.
|Judy Heggestad, 1st Grade, Lower School Coordinator
Lesley College, M. Ed.
University of Pennsylvania, B.S.
|Betty MacNamee, Spanish 6th-8th Grade
Douglass College, B.A.
|Lincoln Merwin, 8th Grade Homeroom, Math/Science Teacher, Softball Coach, Upper School Coordinator
Williams College, B.A.
|Toby Mochel, 6th Grade
West Chester University, M. Ed.
Muhlenberg College, B.A.
|Jean Partridge, Kindergarten
Institute of the University of Leeds, St. Nicholas’-Centre
for the Montessori Method of Education Program
|Nancy Sandberg, 4th Grade, Middle School Coordinator
Rhode Island College, B.A.
|Hillary Spitzer, Library/Media Specialist, JEM Coordinator
Arcadia University, M. Ed.
Library Science Certification
Kutztown University, B.S.
|Isabella Tamburrino-Schreiber, French 4th-8th Grade
Temple University, M.A., French
Istituto Universitario Orientale, B.A.
|Stephanie Thliveris, Science 2nd-6th Grade
Arizona State University, M.S.
Weber State University, B.A.
|Melissa Trice, P.E., Field Hockey & Lacrosse Coach
Neumann College, B.F.A
|Kim Troup, English/History Teacher 7th – 8th grade
Virginia Poly Tech Institute & State University, M.A.
James Madison University, B.S.
|Patricia Walsh Collins, Art K-8th Grade, Religion
Moore College of Art and Design, Art Ed.,
Edinboro State College, B.F.A.
|Diane Wiley, Math Specialist, K-5th Grade
Temple University, M.A.
SUNY at Cortland, M.S.
New England College, B.A.