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. See below for UFS faculty and staff profiles:

Head of School

Daena Berdougo

Head of School | 

Daena Berdougo is a champion of lifelong learning both for herself and for her faculty. She has rich experience as an educator and school administrator with the ability to recognize challenges as opportunities for learning and growth.

Faculty and Administration

Betty Cheung

Librarian/Media Specialist | 

Betty graduated from Villanova University with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and then received her Master of Education from Holy Family University. She holds Pennsylvania certifications in Elementary Education (K-6) and Reading Specialist. At UFS, she taught 3rd and 4th grades for three years.

Bill Evans

Facilities Manager

Bill has been our facilities manager since 2001. His company, Zarza Inc., provides UFS with many services from grounds keeping to handyman tasks. Bill specializes in carpentry, painting, masonry and landscaping.

Shonne Jurin

Penn Class Teacher (2nd Grade) | Email
Shonne has a Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education from Purdue University. Her most recent teaching position was in 2nd grade at Loudoun Country Day School in Leesburg, Virginia, where she taught for 10 years as well as offered private tutoring services.  She has taught grades K-4.

Noemí Lee

Spanish Teacher / After School Program Lead |

Noemí was born and raised in Bolivia to an American mother and Bolivian father. Having attended an international American school and church with the locals while growing up in Bolivia, Noemí is both bilingual and bicultural.

Delilah Maestri

Mott Class Teacher (Pre-School) | Email

Delilah received her BFA in Acting from Emerson College in Boston, Massachusetts and moved to New York City in 2008. In the following years she returned to academia to pursue a Masters degree in Early Childhood Education from Hunter College in New York.

Daphne Naudascher

Helman-Osborn Humanities (Middle School), Language Arts, Learning Support |

Daphne holds a Bachelor of Science from the University of Kentucky and has PA teaching certification. She began her involvement at UFS as a classroom parent in 1998. Daphne brings her love of learning through literature to her classroom. She leads lively discussions about literature that motivate her students when they write their own creative works. Daphne and her family live in Spinnerstown.

Bethany Schwendy

Middle School Math & Music |

Bethany is a certified music educator. She received her bachelor’s degree in Music Education from Messiah College and has completed over 30 credits of graduate studies at various institutions including the Peabody Institute of Johns Hopkins University and Towson University in Maryland.

Stacie Scott

Art Teacher |

Stacie taught at UFS from 1992 through 2006 and returned in 2010. Scott’s mixed media and collage works are in collections regionally and nationally. Stacie has thirty years of experience working with the visual and performing arts in educational, community-based and therapeutic settings. While at UFS, Scott developed and implemented an arts program for 5-8th graders utilizing dance, theater and visual arts.

Holly Sharp

Front Office Manager |

Dara Shomer

Fox Class Teacher (2nd and 3rd Grades) |

Dara has a bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Hofstra University. She went on to get her master’s and certification in education from Arcadia University. She has over ten years of experience in private and public schools.

Nicole Skinner

Elementary Teacher | Email

Nicole Skinner holds a Bachelor’s of Arts in English with a minor in Studio Art from Rosemont College and a Master of Science in Education from St. Joseph’s University with Pa certification in English Literature 6-12 and Special Education K-12.  She has over 10 years experience working with children of all ages, backgrounds and needs.

Roger Sternfeld

Assistant Head of School/Business Manager |

Roger first came to UFS as a board member, where he served as a representative from Gwynedd Monthly Meeting. He previously taught for sixteen years at Media-Providence Friends School as a Middle School math teacher and as a 3rd and 4th grade teacher.

Jane Walsh

Anthony Class Teacher (4th and 5th Grades) |

Jane has been a teacher for more then 20 years. She has a degree in elementary education from the American University with a minor in Jewish Studies.

Amy Wall

Rustin Class Teacher (Kindergarten) |

Many school families know Amy as the director of the Stretch-n-Grow Youth Fitness Program where she develops physical education programs for preschool, childcare, and fitness centers and creates and directs All-Star Sports Programs for children ages 2-6. Prior to Stretch-n-Grow, Amy was a kindergarten teacher in North Carolina.