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Welcome New Board Members 2022-2023
Friends Council on Education welcomes three new directors to our Board: Yvette Bonaparte, Director of Admission at San Francisco Friends School, Kiri Harris, Middle School Dean, Greene Street Friends School, and Matt Bradley, Head of School, Friends School Mullica Hill. Yvette, Kiri, and Matt each bring extensive experience with Quaker education and great affinity for Quaker principles and practice.

Yvette Bonaparte, Director of Admission, San Francisco Friends School: Yvette is the Director of Admission at San Francisco Friends School, a K-8 Quaker school in San Francisco. She joined the school as a member of the founding staff in 2002 and became the Director of Admission in 2005. She has a BA from the State University of New York at Purchase and a Master's in Writing from the University of San Francisco. She has represented her school at many NAIS People of Color Conferences, as well as the NAIS Diversity Leadership Institute. She has served on the board of the Bay Area Directors of Admission, the Bay Area People of Color in Independent Schools (BA-POCIS) organization and at the Friends School, as the Co-Clerk of the Equity and Inclusion Steering Committee. She is a California Association of Independent School (CAIS) Accreditation Team Member and currently serves on the board of the Association of Independent School Professionals (AISAP). Yvette lives with her husband Mark, and has two sons, Elijah (SFFS class of 2025), and Liam (SFFS class of 2013).

Kiri Harris, Middle School Dean, Greene Street Friends School: Kiri Harris joined the Greene Street Friends School faculty in the 2000-2001 school year. Since then, she's enjoyed continual growth while teaching 6th grade, developing a school-wide Life Skills curriculum, being Middle School Dean, and leading the school's Teaching Associate Program for aspiring teachers. Kiri is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania's School Leadership Program (M.S.Ed.), Williams College (B.A.), and Abington Friends School where she was a lifer. Kiri is grateful for the experience she had in Friends Council's Institute for Engaging Leadership in Friends Schools (2010-2012). Her twins are in 7th grade at Greene Street Friends School.

Matt Bradley, Head of School, Friends School Mullica Hill: Matthew Bradley’s career as an education professional spans 34 years, including 30 in Quaker schools.  He is presently in his fifth year as Head of Friends School Mullica Hill. Matt’s first headship was at West Chester Friends School, where he served for 12 years, and he served for four years as Head of East Woods School in Oyster Bay, NY.  He began his career as a lower and middle school teacher and coach at Friends Academy, where he also served as assistant middle school principal and directed the summer program.
Matt presently serves as a trustee of Delaware Valley Friends School and has previously served on the boards of Friends Council on Education, Friends School Mullica Hill, and the Association of Delaware Valley Independent Schools (ADVIS).
Matt and Melinda Wenner Bradley, who is the Director of Programs for Philadelphia Yearly Meeting, are the proud parents of three children who have been fortunate enough to attend Quaker schools throughout their lives, from Oak Lane Day Care to West Chester Friends School, Friends Academy, Wilmington Friends School, and Westtown School.
A graduate of the University of Notre Dame, where he earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in American Studies, Matt holds a Master of Arts degree in curriculum and instruction from Teachers College, Columbia University.

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