Leadership

Meet the Administrative Council

The Sidwell Friends School Administrative Council is composed of nationally recognized independent school leaders. Together they form the senior administrative team responsible for developing policy and managing the School’s operations.

Bryan Garman

Bryan Garman

Head of School
Shereen Beydoun

Shereen Beydoun

Lower School Principal
Frankie Brown

Frankie Brown

Director of Admissions and Financial Aid
Mary Carrasco

Mary Carrasco

Assistant Head of School for Advancement
Mamadou Gueye

Mamadou Gueye

Upper School Principal
Rachel Kane

Rachel Kane

Middle School Principal
Kate Lindsey

Kate Lindsey

Assistant Head of School and Chief Financial Officer
Philip McAdoo

Philip McAdoo

Director of Equity, Justice, and Community
Anne Renninger

Anne Renninger

Director of Physical Education and Athletics
Ellis Turner

Ellis Turner

Associate Head of School

Meet the Board

Sidwell Friends School was founded in 1883 by Thomas W. Sidwell and incorporated as a nonprofit institution in 1934. Under the terms of Sidwell’s will, governance of the School passed to a Board of Trustees in 1936. A majority of the trustees are members of the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers), and the board guides the School according to the principles of Quaker education.

Representatives to the Board

Bryan Garman, Head of School, ex-officio
Faculty/Staff Representative to the Board of Trustees: Dan Robison
Alumni Representative to the Board of Trustees: Cate Livingston Fernandez '76
Parents Association Representatives to the Board of Trustees: Anne Conlee Mazlish and Belinda Nixon