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. 


Kourtney Ginn
Assistant Director of Alumni Engagement

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Upcoming Events


Kyle Williams P'17,'19,'24, creator of A Long Talk, a nonprofit dedicated to putting an anti-racist at every dinner table in America, for making this program available to our community, including parents, employees, grandparents, and alumni. A Long Talk About the Uncomfortable Truth is an anti-racism activation experience. Participants agree to complete 90+ minutes of pre-work before entering into the group discussion to provide an important common foundational understanding. Please sign up here. When you have completed the pre-work the Zoom link for our community discussion on Monday January 23 and Monday January 30 will be sent to you.

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