Meet the Director of Upper School

New Upper School Director Meredith Hanamirian

Director of College Counseling Meredith Godley was appointed the school’s Upper School Director (principal) in 2017.

“I have spent more than 20 years of my life in Quaker schools as a student, teacher, parent, administrator, and college counselor,” said Ms. Godley. “I believe strongly in the value of Quaker education and look forward to working with our community in this exciting new role.”

Ms. Godley served as the school’s Director of College Counseling from 2010-17. She was responsible for the operation of the three-person office that serves all students and families as they navigate the college search and application process. Meredith also taught Upper School Spanish from 2010-14, and she co-designed the acclaimed MFS Peer Leadership program, which began in 2014. She co-clerks Upper School faculty meetings, co-clerked the school’s Diversity Committee from 2012-16, and was heavily involved in the school’s strategic planning process in the early part of this decade.

An experienced independent school teacher and administrator, Ms. Godley previously worked as Director of Admission and Financial Aid, Director of College Counseling, and as a Spanish teacher at Wardlaw-Hartridge School in Edison, NJ. Prior to Wardlaw-Hartridge, she taught Spanish at Dana Hall School in Wellesley, MA and McLean School in Potomac, MD.

She has an M.A. in private school leadership from Columbia University’s Teachers College and a B.A. in psychology from Bates College. She is also a graduate of Sidwell Friends School in Washington, DC, where she was the student government president.