New Faculty and Staff Welcomed

Faculty and staff, old and new, gathered for food and friendship during last year's community picnic. (Photo by Susan Quinn)

The George School community is pleased to welcome the following new faculty and staff to George School for the 2018–19 school year.

Nathan Brockman will serve as George School’s new director of marketing and strategic communications. Nathan is a seasoned communications professional with nearly two decades of experience in the industry. He comes to George School after spending the past twenty years advancing the impact and reach of Trinity Church Wall Street, one of New York City’s most significant religious, philanthropic, and cultural institutions. Nathan earned a degree in philosophy from Fordham University. He, his wife Anne, and two daughters relocated to the Philadelphia area in July.

Jeanette Davidson-Flowers will join the business office as senior financial analyst/budget specialist. Most recently, Jeanette worked as a senior managing consultant for Public Financial Management in Philadelphia. In that role, she served as municipal financial advisor to independent schools and other municipal entities. Jeanette has also been a teaching assistant at the Fels Center of Government at the University of Pennsylvania. Jeanette holds a Bachelor’s degree in political science from Stanford University and a Master of Public Policy from Harvard University.

Kai Faris is George School’s newest math teacher. Kai previously taught at The Calverton School, Summer Institute for the Gifted, the Hun School of Princeton, and Haverford College. He is an avid fencer and was on the varsity fencing team at Haverford College. Kai earned a Bachelor of Science in physics and astronomy from Haverford. He is certified to teach IB physics at both the standard and higher level.

Juli Fomenko is the interim school counselor during first term. She holds a degree from Northwestern University in education and social policy and a Master’s in social work from New York University. Juli is a licensed clinical social worker with certificates in clinical approaches to addiction and clinical supervision. She has been the clinical director of social work at the Philadelphia Wooden Boat Factory where she provided individual and group therapy to teens and in works in private practice. She previously served as George School’s school counselor from 2012 through 2015. Juli and her family reside on campus.

Kevin Fox is George School’s newest history teacher. Kevin is a cultural geographer with a wide spectrum of teaching experience, from Advanced Placement (AP) Human Geography and U.S. History to AP Psychology. Kevin’s vast experience as a geography teacher will help support the new freshmen AP Human geography curriculum. Kevin earned a Bachelor of Arts in political science from the University of Connecticut, Master of Arts in geography from Ohio University, and a PhD in geography from the University of North Carolina. Kevin and his partner, Sonia Ibanez Perez, will be living in Orton.

Lorraine Henrie-Lins is George School’s new visit center manager. For the past two years, Lorraine has worked as an administrative assistant at Life Works at Village Park in Fairless Hills, Pennsylvania. She also serves as director of new and emerging poets at TekPoet in Bucks County. Her previous roles include administrative assistant at the Brunswick at Attleboro, artist and sales clerk at Kid Doodles, and an assistant teacher at the Children’s Learning Center in Yardley. Lorraine studied at Bucks County Community College.

Chris King will be working in the Learning Center as a learning center associate. Chris is currently the managing editor for TVOvermind. In that role he reviews and edits writers’ work prior to publication. He is also currently employed at the writing center at St. Joseph’s University where he is a tutor and receptionist. He previously worked with students on the autism spectrum at St. Joseph’s University’s, Kinney Center for Autism Education and Support. Chris earned a Bachelor’s degree from St. Joseph’s University where he is currently working on his Master’s in writing studies.

Colby Langweiler is the new assistant director of admission. Colby joins the George School community from Arcadia University where she worked as an enrollment management counselor. She has also worked in the Admission Offices at the University of Connecticut and West Chester University. Colby holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in communication studies from West Chester University and a Master of Arts in higher education and student affairs from the University of Connecticut.

Rachael Polton joins the college counseling department as associate director of college counseling. Most recently, Rachael worked as a guidance officer at New Jersey SEEDS, an organization which guides high achieving students from low income families though the college application process. She also works at Essay House where she leads college application workshops. She previously served as the assistant director of admissions at Kenyon College. Rachael earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in international studies from Kenyon College.

Elizabeth Schwartz joins us as the new director of alumni and parent relations. For the past seven years, Elizabeth has worked in many different capacities in the Alumni Office at Bryn Mawr College. She has also worked in the Alumni Office at the University of Pennsylvania, where she earned a Bachelor’s Degree in anthropology. Elizabeth also holds a juris doctor from the University of Southern California, Gould School of Law where she was a full tuition merit scholarship recipient.

Sharada Shreve-Price was a dorm parent during the 2017–2018 school year, and will now also teach in the religions department. Sharada earned her Bachelor’s degree from the University of Oklahoma, a Master’s from Texas Tech University, and her Ph.D. from the University of Iowa. She is a well experienced teacher having previously taught at the Casady School in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma and Cornell College in Mount Vernon, Iowa. She has also been a teaching assistant at the University of Iowa and Texas Tech University. Sharada, her wife Sara, and their son reside on campus.

Ruoxi Zhou will serve as George School’s new Mandarin teacher. Ruoxi has extensive teaching experience. Most recently, Ruoxi taught intermediate and advanced Chinese at Brandeis University. Ruoxi also taught American college students in Beijing as a member of the CET program. She earned both a Bachelor’s and Master’s in teaching English as a second language from Minzu University of China and a Master’s in teaching Chinese from Brandeis University. Ruoxi will also be a dorm parent.

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