Retired and Former Employees

Welcome, retired and former faculty and staff!

We hope you will keep in touch online and return to campus for events and volunteer opportunities.


A Tribute to Gil Thompson
By Michael Woods

For 36 years, Gil Thompson poured his professional self into the Sidwell Friends community. 

A Tribute to John Simon
By Lou Heberer

Coach Simon will be remembered for his passion and dedication to the athletic program at Sidwell Friends.  He impacted many students’ lives in his 32 years at Sidwell.

A Tribute to Jenni Voorhees
By Lindsay McAuliffe

She’s been knitting us together at Lower School, and beyond, in innovative ways for forty-four years.

A Tribute to Steve Thompson
by Kate Lindsey

Chief Steve Thompson arrived at Sidwell Friends School nearly 28 years ago - a critical time in the school’s history. 


Gabriela Guerra
Senior Director of Engagement

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Upcoming Events

RLS Meeting Room

Join the inaugural launch of the Sidwell Friends Shark Tank as Upper School students pitch ideas designed to address major social, political, or ethical challenges facing our global community today. The Center for Ethical Leadership offers students leadership and civic engagement opportunities to learn to act ethically, reflect deeply, and let their lives speak. Continental breakfast provided.

Caplin Theater

Join our students from across the three divisions as they take the stage for a lively showcase of vocal, instrumental, and theatrical performances. This collection of artistic talent will charm and delight all friends! The 1934 Council continues to provide advice and counsel to Sidwell Friends leadership as former members of the Board of Trustees.

Rusch Room/Pearson Athletic Center

Join John Square, David P. Pearson '52 Director of Athletics, for a panel discussion with scholar athletes and their coaches in the SF Leadership Academy. Learn first-hand about their role as leaders and ethical decision makers at Sidwell Friends. Tour the new Athletic Feature Wall that showcases the impact Sidwell Friends athletics has had on the lives of our students and community.

Upper School Library

Join Head of School Bryan Garman, faculty members, and students for a continental breakfast and look at Sidwell Friends today.

  • Endowed Director of Equity, Justice, and Community Natalie Randolph '98 and Assistant Principal for Academic Affairs Robbie Gross will lead a discussion on how Sidwell students are learning through civic engagement, local city planning, and ethical decision making.
  • Join Associate Head of School Min Kim in a conversation with inaugural endowed chairs in Spanish and Latin American Studies, Silvana Niazi (Señora Guillermina Medrano de Supervía), and African and African American Studies, Jewell Debnam.
  • Experience the wonder of the award-winning Sidwell Friends Robotics Teams with a live demonstration by students and a conversation with Upper School Director of Technology and Computer Science, Darby Thompson.
Sledge Garden

Join Star the Fox and fellow young friends for an afternoon of kid-friendly fun and creativity! Enjoy crafts, games, and other activities, including a meaningful service project.

Kogod Arts Center Terrace

Join fellow alumni to cheer on the Quakers, catch up with old friends, enjoy tailgate snacks, and contribute toward a meaningful service project.

Sidwell Social

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