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.

Recent Tributes

A Tribute to Steve Sawyer
Dave Wood

After close to 40 (!) years of dedicated service to Sidwell Friends, Steve Sawyer is finally retiring. It will not be the same at the school without his dedication, many talents, constant calm and patience, and Quaker understanding.

A Tribute to Mary Milroy
Jane Hartquist & Andrew Callard

37 years at SFS! She arrived at SFS in 1983 as a 7/8 team teacher.  As the team morphed from Team 4, to Team West, to Team Sky, Mary fulfilled major leadership roles in academics, Quaker education, advising students, team building, minimester, and theater. 

A Tribute to Dan Entwisle
Ann Lanpher

Dan Entwisle has been a dedicated member of the Sidwell Friends faculty since his arrival in 1992, tirelessly serving the institution and its students.  Enumerating just a few of the ways gives a sense of his many talents and his deep commitment to our school community. 


Emma O'Leary
Director of Constituent Engagement

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Get Involved

To learn more about the ways in which retired and former employees can volunteer on and off campus, email

Upcoming Events


Register here to join fellow alumni and Sidwell Friends community members on to hear from Mei Xu (P '19, '21), a Chinese American entrepreneur, author, founder, and CEO of three global companies: Yes She May, BlissLiving Home® and Chesapeake Bay Candle®. Xu will be joined by fellow parent Lesli Foster Mathewson (P '24) as they discuss Xu's new memoir, Burn, and her inspiring journey from immigrant to the United States to founder of her own multi-million-dollar business.

Wednesday, May 12

8:00 p.m.


Zoom information will be shared with those who register 24 hour before the event.

Kogod Arts Center on DC Campus

Sidwell Friends is partnering with Safeway to hold a COVID-19 vaccine clinic on Saturday, May 22 in the Kogod Arts Center on the DC campus. The Pfizer vaccine will be offered to ALL Sidwell Friends community members 16 years of age and older, including parents, alumni, grandparents, household members, etc. When the age restriction has been officially extended to children 12-15 years of age, Health Services will continue to work with Safeway to orchestrate additional clinics for the Pfizer vaccine.

All Sidwell Friends community members should register here.

More slots will be added if these fill up and instructions will be sent to those who register.

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