From Harford Friends School:
Harford Friends School, an independent K-8 Quaker school in Forest Hill, has recently welcomed four new members to its Board of Trustees. Harford Friends School, which has been in operation for nine years, supports the development of lifelong learning habits and offers life-changing experiences for its students.
Annette is the former Head of Friends Meeting School in Frederick County, Maryland. After serving twelve years as an educator in the public schools, she left to start the first of two Friends schools. (The first is now a division of Sandy Spring Friends School.) It was her quest to offer what she believed schools should really offer. She holds an M.A. in Child Development from the State University of Iowa. She commented, “I’m passionate about Friends Education and its focus not only on excellent academics, but also, just as importantly, on important human values to live by. My first experience with a Friends school was as a student in a Quaker boarding school. This was a life-changing experience for me. As a parent, my three children attended Friends schools.”
Sheila Dews-Johnson, a resident of Forest Hill, is the Director of Supplier Diversity and Sourcing Manager for McCormick & Company. She is a member of the Board of Directors and former Board Chair of the MD/DC Minority Supplier Development Council and has served as Board Chair of the National Minority Supplier Development Council Food and Beverage Industry Group. Sheila is an active member and leader of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority/ Omicron Chi Zeta of Harford County. She holds a MBA and has been employed with McCormick for 30 years. She is a parent of a 2012 Harford Friends School graduate. She found the school’s Quaker philosophy and values closely resembled her own, especially its emphasis on acceptance of all students for their own uniqueness.
CHARLES H. EMELY
Chuck Emely, a resident of Stafford, Virginia, has lived in the Greater Washington, D.C. Area, for over 25 years. Since 1998 he has been Chief Executive Officer of the American Railway Engineering and Maintenance-of-Way Association. He also serves as Chairman of a family-owned consulting business. Mr. Emely holds a Ph. D. in Business Administration and is a member of MENSA. He has a long history of leadership volunteer activities in professional and community organizations. Chuck became interested in and committed to the mission of Harford Friends as a result of his grandson Cameron’s attending. Emely has since become a strong supporter, and a second grandson, Max transferred to HFS in September 2012.
DR. MARY TEDDY WRAY
Dr. Wray, a resident of Bel Air, is the owner of Laurel Bush Family Dentistry. She has a Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from Georgetown University. Dr. Wray presently serves on the Boards of the Center for the Arts Harford County and SARC of the county. She is a parent of a 2012 Harford Friends School graduate. Dr. Wray is a member of both the American and Maryland Dental Associations and the Academy of General Dentistry. Her interests include ballroom dancing, Ravens football, and volunteering. Dr. Wray’s commitment to Harford Friends School includes raising awareness in the broader community about HFS because she believes it is a caring, challenging, nurturing, and effective Quaker school.
About Harford Friends School
OUR MISSION Harford Friends School brings to the community a unique educational program promoting academic excellence by developing the intellectual, spiritual, moral, physical and aesthetic aspects of each individual student.
Harford Friends School, Inc. admits students of any race, color, national or ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic and other school- administered programs