United Friends School has highly educated, qualified, progressive faculty and staff who are not only among the best in their field, but also committed to Quaker principles and practice.

School Leadership

Daena Berdougo

Head of School

M.S. Education, Fordham University
B.S. Business Management/Accounting, Keene State College

Daena Berdougo is a champion of lifelong learning for herself and for her faculty, and staff. She has rich…

Roger Sternfeld

Assistant Head of School / Business Manager

M.Ed. Education, Temple University
Pennsylvania Principal Certification

Roger first came to UFS as a Board member, where he served as a representative from Gwynedd Monthly…

David Eldridge

Director of Advancement for Admission & Development

Ph.D. Social Welfare, University of Pennsylvania
M.S.W. Social Work, University of Pennsylvania
M.S.Ed. Education, Saint Joseph’s University

David Eldridge is thrilled to return to a…

Faculty

Betty Cheung

Librarian/Media Specialist

M.Ed. Education, Holy Family University
B.A. Psychology, Villanova University
Reading Specialist Certification

Betty holds Pennsylvania certifications in Elementary Education (K-6) and Reading Specialist. At UFS, she taught third and fourth…

Nicole Johanson

Mott Class Assistant

B.A. History, The College of Saint Elizabeth
A.A. Early Childhood Education, Raritan Valley Community College

Nicole has worked with children of all ages, ranging from infants up to elementary,…

Shonne Jurin

First Grade Teacher (Penn Class) 

B.A. Elementary Education, Purdue University

Shonne joined the UFS faculty after teaching second grade for 10 years at Loudoun Country Day School in Leesburg, VA. During her…

Noemí Lee

Spanish Teacher

B.A. Inclusive Childhood Education, Houghton College

Noemí was born and raised in Bolivia to an American mother and Bolivian father. Noemí is both bilingual and bicultural having attended an international…

Delilah Maestri '00

Preschool Teacher (Mott Class) 

M.Ed. Early Childhood Education, Hunter College
B.F.A. Emerson College

After living in New York City, Delilah returned to United Friends School (alumna ’00), with several years of rich…

Susy Miller

Science Teacher & Middle School Advisor

M.A. Science Education (Secondary Chemistry), Western Governors University
B.S. Science Education (Secondary Chemistry), Towson University

Susy holds PA Level II certifications in Biology (7-12), Chemistry (7-12),…

Daphne Naudascher

Middle School Humanities/Advisor (Helman-Osborn Class)

B.S. University of Kentucky

Daphne has Pennsylvania Teaching Certification. She began her involvement at UFS as a classroom parent in 1998. Daphne brings her love of learning…

Bethany Schwendy

Middle School Math/Advisor & Music Teacher

B.A. Music Education, Messiah College

Bethany is a Certified Music Educator and taught general and vocal music in the Baltimore County Public School system for six…

Stacie Scott

Art Teacher

B.S. Pennsylvania State University

Stacie has been teaching art at UFS since 1992. Her mixed media and collage works are featured in collections both regionally and nationally. Stacie has 30…

Holly Sharp

Afterschool Program Director and School Office Coordinator

B.A. Business, Family, and Consumer Science, University of Northern Iowa

Holly received her Bachelor’s in Business, Family, and Consumer Science from the University of Northern…

Dara Shomer

Second/Third Grade Teacher (Fox Class)

M.Ed. Elementary Education, Arcadia University
B.A. Psychology, Hofstra University

Dara has has over 12 years of experience in private and public schools. She works hard to ensure…

Nicole Skinner

Second/Third Grade Teacher (Paul Class)

M.S. Education, Saint Joseph’s University 
B.A. English, Minor Studio Art, Rosemont College

Nicole is PA certificated in English Literature (grades 6-12) and Special Education (grades K-12). She…

Amy Wall

Kindergarten Teacher (Rustin Class)

B.S. Early Childhood Education, Lock Haven University
B.S. Special Education, Lock Haven University

Many school families know Amy as the director of the Stretch-n-Grow Youth Fitness Program where…

Jane Walsh

Fourth/Fifth Grade Teacher (Anthony Class)

B.A. Elementary Education, American University

Jane has been teaching for more than 20 years. She has a degree in Elementary Education from American University with a Minor…