John Winter joins the MFS faculty this year, teaching 9th grade biology, 10th grade chemistry, and Physics I Honors. He is also serving as the Assistant Science and Engineering Department Chair and assisting with the Robotics team. John holds a B.A. with concentrations in chemistry and biology from Earlham College a well as a M.Ed. in science education from Arcadia University and M.Ed. in chemistry from the University of Pennsylvania.
He first began teaching science as a Peace Corps volunteer in the Republic of Kiribati in the Central Pacific. When he returned to the U.S., John spent the majority of his teaching career at Jack M. Barrack Hebrew Academy in Bryn Mawr, PA, where he taught all levels of high school chemistry. Then, after his son graduated from Abington Friends School a couple years ago, John decided to join their science faculty and experience Friends education as an educator. Additionally, John has lent his talents to leading and designing STEM activities for a variety of afterschool and summer programs.
“This year at MFS, I look forward to getting to know and being part of a caring and thoughtful community, both students and faculty,” said John. “I enjoy being in a school environment and seeing people get passionate about things they care about — academically, socially, and ethically.”
In his spare time, John enjoys many outdoor pursuits, such as cross-country skiing, backpacking, camping, and canoeing, as well as cooking and gardening.