New Staff Spotlight: Missy Mead, College Counseling Administrative Assistant and Data Entry Manager

Although her position as the College Counseling Administrative Assistant and Data Entry Manager marks her first experience working in an academic environment, Missy Mead was ecstatic about the opportunity to work at Moorestown Friends School.

Missy’s 10-year-old son currently attends Friends Academy of Westampton, where Missy also serves on the board, so she is familiar with and a strong proponent of Friends education.  

“The environment at Friends schools is so welcoming, warm, and community-centric,” said Missy. “The values that MFS embodies and the sense of family that the school offers is just great. ”

As a parent, Missy has been impressed with the Quaker educational philosophy, and the positive impact a Friends community has had on her entire family.

“My son’s experience at a Quaker school has been so wonderful for him, as well as my husband and I,” said Missy. “When I see the smile on my son’s face after school, I know he’s gaining not just an education, because a Friends school is more than that — they help build people and build character. We cherish the core value system because they are the same values we have at home. So when the opportunity arose on a professional level to marry with a Friends school, I knew I wanted to give back to families what we’ve gained from a Friends school environment and community.”

At MFS, Missy enjoys working with Director of College Counseling Meredith Hanamirian and Assistant Director of College Counseling Ashlynne Thomson, as well as supporting the students and families while they navigate the college process. She loves the energy of working with people and welcomes tackling new challenges, so she is eager to learn about the school’s Blackbaud database and the college admissions process.

Missy brings to MFS her 15 years of experience with global customer interactions and database management in both the telecommunications and semi-conductor industries. She attended college at Lewis University in Romeoville, IL.

On the weekends, Missy can be found at the ball field, watching her son play baseball and her husband coach.