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…

Ann Manta

Associate Head of School, Quakerism

M.Ed. in Early Education, Montessori Certificate

Ann studied at Chestnut Hill College where she earned an Early Childhood Education degree and Montessori Certification. Ann has…

Amy Wall

Director of Admission
Learning Support Coordinator

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

Amy is an experienced educator and child enrichment specialist with a…

Justin Wheeler

Justin Wheeler, Director of Finance

Master of Public Policy, Duke University
B.S. Yale University

As United Friends School’s Director of Finance, Justin works with the leadership team to ensure UFS’s…

Meurcie Zignoli ‘04

Director of Development and Operations

B.A., M.A. Art Therapy

Meurcie joins the United Friends School administration as a proud alumna. Meurcie attended UFS from 1994 to 2004 before graduating to…


Delilah Maestri '00

Preschool Lead (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…

Nicole Johanson

Preschool Assistant (Mott Class)

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…

Kasey Gallagher

First / Second Grade
B.S.ED Early Childhood Education, Duquesne University

Kasey Gallagher graduated from Duquesne University in 2018 with a degree in Early Childhood Education. She is currently pursuing…

Shonne Jurin

First / Second Grade

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…

Anushka Rege

Third Grade (Fox Teacher)

B.S. Elementary Education, Penn State

Anushka graduated from Penn State University in 2021 and relocated to Philadelphia after graduation where she worked as a third-grade…

Jane Walsh

Fourth/Fifth Grade (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…

Betty Cheung

Librarian, ITL, and Fourth grade Math

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…

Nicole Skinner

Fourth/Fifth grade Assistant (Anthony Class)
Second grade Math, and Outdoor Educator

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

Nicole is PA certificated in English Literature…

Bethany Schwendy

Sixth Grade Advisor and Middle School Math (Helman-Osborn Class)

B.A. Music Education, Messiah College

Bethany is a Certified Music Educator and taught general and vocal music in the Baltimore…

Daphne Naudascher

Seventh Grade Advisor and Middle School Humanities (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….

Kelsey Rosa

Spanish Teacher 
Head’s Assistant

B. A. International Language-Business (Spanish), The University of Scranton

Kelsey graduated with a B. A. in International Language-Business (Spanish) in 2019. During college, she studied abroad…

Stacie Scott


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…

Holly Sharp

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 Iowa and…