Spring Gathering Highlights

  • Friends Council’s Annual Meeting - What's Next on Our Journey?
  • A conversation with Anand Giridharadas and Bryan Garman
  • What’s on Your Minds – Hot Tops?

Although we hope that you will be able to attend the entire gathering of your peers, you will be able to register for individual sessions.

Gathering Schedule

Thursday, April 22 from 4 to 5:30 pm EST

  • Please join us - Friends Council Annual Meeting: What’s Next on Our Journey?

A panel featuring Heads of School Ken Aldridge [Wilmington Friends School], Karen Cumberbatch [Carolina Friends School], Brenda Crawley [Plymouth Meeting Friends School], and Angela Garcia [Friends Community School] will talk about their leadership journeys and what they hope and imagine for the future of Quaker education as Friends Council enters its 90th year.  

Thursday, April 22 @ 6 to 7:00 pm EST

  • A conversation with Bryan Garman & Anand Giridharadas

(from Drew): Bryan was one of Anand Giridharadas’s English teachers at Sidwell!  Click the photo [RIGHT] for a brief bio for Anand, but as a subscriber to his newsletter, The.Ink, a viewer of his frequent commentary on television, and a reader of his book, Winners Take All, I can confidently say you are in for a treat. In my humble opinion, I believe Anand Giridharadas is one of our country's most important writers, thinkers, and commentators on where our country is headed next and how we might imagine getting to there from here.

For more information about Anand Giridharadas please visit: prhspeakers.com

Friday, April 23 @ 12noon to 2:00 pm EST

  • Hot Topic & Group Discussions: What’s on Your Minds?

We’d like to engage in more extended conversation about the topics most on your minds. Please use the form included to add your hot topics.  We will break into smaller groups, including affinity groups by school size for this part of our agenda. We’ve planned for two hours, so bio and ZOOM fatigue breaks will be built in!

We at FCE will also have a questions for all of you that will help us plan for next year.

We encourage you to add your topics and bring your lunch.

I am also happy to have two volunteers to help sort the topics and facilitate small groups.  Just two of you, one from a larger and one from a smaller school. Come on, you know you want to!

Weekly Virtual Gatherings for Heads of School

A conversation with Bryan Garman & Anand Giridharadas
Anand Giridharadas
Anand Giridharadas
Bryan Garman, Head, Sidwell Friends School
Bryan Garman

Click images for bio information.

Dates & Details

April 22 & 23, 2021
Thursday [4:00pm - 5:30pm EST]
Thursday [6:00pm - 7:00pm EST]
Friday [12:00 - 2:00pm EST]


There will be a charge for the program as we have booked a special guest.  We ask that you contribute $100 to the cause.  Friends Council will also be subsidizing this event. If you’d like to contribute more, we’d be happy to receive it!

Participants will receive zoom links prior to the gathering.