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
Frankie Brown

Frankie Brown

Director of Admissions and Financial Aid
Mary Carrasco

Mary Carrasco

Assistant Head of School for Advancement
Russ Friedson

Russ Friedson

Assistant Head of School for Finance and Operations
Mamadou Guèye

Mamadou Guèye

Upper School Principal
Hellen Hom-Diamond

Hellen Hom-Diamond

Chief Communications Officer
Rachel Kane

Rachel Kane

Middle School Principal
Keith Levinthal

Keith Levinthal

Athletic Director
Adele Paynter

Adele Paynter

Lower School Principal
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. The board guides the School according to the principles of Quaker education and decision making.

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: Ali Mohamadi '94
Parents Association Representatives to the Board of Trustees: Lisa Larragoite and Allison Leader