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Drew Smith ’86

Drew Smith

Drew Smith ’86 earned a bachelor's degree in history from Earlham. He went on to complete graduate work in educational leadership at the University of Pennsylvania. Drew’s professional experience in Quaker education spanned almost 25 years at Friends School Mullica Hill, where he served as a middle school teacher, director of admissions, middle school principal, associate head of school, and, for nine years, head of school.  Prior to joining Friends Council on Education as its executive director, Drew served as the CEO and principal of the Russell Byers Charter School in Philadelphia from 2010 through June 2014. He is a former trustee at both Westtown School and Moorestown Friends School. In addition, he was a founding board member of Friends Mutual Health Group, has served as the clerk of the Cadbury Foundation, and has been a member of the Committee on Friends Education and a board member of the Association of Delaware Valley Independent Schools.  Drew is a member of the Haverford College Corporation and a member of Haddonfield Monthly Meeting. Currently, he serves as the executive director of the Friends Council of Education, the member organization of the seventy-eight, Quaker elementary and secondary schools in the United States. 



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