Martha Cameron has been named the Director of Auxiliary Programs at Moorestown Friends. She is responsible for oversight of all MFS Summer Programs, after school enrichment programs, facilities rentals (beginning Fall 2016), and the new Co-Op program for rising seniors which debuts this summer. In the upcoming school year, Martha will teach an Upper School Leadership course with Head of School Larry Van Meter.
An upstate New York resident for her entire life, Martha is looking forward to the sunnier and more temperate climate of South Jersey. Born and raised in Rochester, Martha graduated from The Harley School, an independent college preparatory school, in Brighton. For her undergraduate degree, she studied at the Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University and received a degree in advertising. Recently, she earned her M.B.A. from SUNY Oswego, summa cum laude. Martha is also a member of the Project Management Institute and will be working to continue her education to acquire a certificate as a Project Management Professional (PMP).
Before relocating to Mount Laurel and joining the administrative leadership team at MFS, Martha worked for 16 years at Manlius Pebble Hill School, an independent Prekindergarten – Grade 12 school in Syracuse. Initially employed as the Director of Marketing and Publications, she later focused strictly on community programs as the Director of Auxiliary Programs, developing and nurturing all programming outside the regular school day, including summer and enrichment programs, adult education, and accelerated academics.
“My years at Manlius Pebble Hill left a strong impression on my growth and career path,” said Martha. “I formed great relationships and found mentors in the Business office, the Lower School, the external community, and all points in between. That’s what I really most enjoy about my work, the variety of involvement with all people and all areas, that no two days are the same. At MFS, I’m looking forward to getting to know each and every person at the school. The close ties and relationships with students, teachers, and families is what makes working at an independent school so rewarding and unique. I can’t imagine working anywhere else.”
Although she is a seasoned professional in an independent school setting, both as a student and educator, Moorestown Friends is Martha’s first experience at a Quaker school.
“The Friends component of MFS lends an additional level of respect, integrity, and compassion that supports an already strong sense of community at this school, and that’s very appealing,” said Martha. “Everyone has great dedication and loyalty to the vision and mission set forth here.”
Outside of her professional life, Martha has a fierce passion for sports. She was a three-season athlete in high school and college, playing Division I lacrosse and Division III tennis at various schools. She has taught tennis with U.S. Sports Development Camps around the country and previously coached the Girls’ Varsity Lacrosse team at MPH. Presently, Martha competes in regional and national bowling tournaments. She was inducted into the Syracuse Women’s Bowling Association Hall of Fame for Outstanding Performance in 2010. She is a huge fan of actress Meryl Streep and adores all creatures furry and feathered. Her black lab, Raven, is her faithful companion. Her son, Patrick, lives and works in Denver, CO.