Greenwood Friends School is excited to introduce new Head of School, Andy Jones-Wilkins!
Andy Jones-Wilkins began his career in education in 1989 at the oldest Quaker school in the country, the William Penn Charter School in Philadelphia. After five years of service Andy and his spouse Shelly embarked on a two year, 18,000 mile bicycle tour around the world before settling in Paradise Valley, AZ where they both taught at the Phoenix Country Day School.
Andy’s administrative career began at Head-Royce School in Oakland, CA where he served for five years as the Head of the Middle School before accepting his first Head of School appointment in 2006 at The Community School in Sun Valley, ID. Longing to return to Friends education, Andy became the 6th Head of School at Tandem Friends School in Charlottesville, VA in 2011. While there he guided the school through a comprehensive accreditation process with Friends Council on Education and along the way reinforced the school’s Quaker identity. Most recently Andy served for two years as Head of School at The Delta School before accepting the appointment as Head of School at Greenwood Friends in Spring, 2021.
Andy and his wife Shelly have been happily married for nearly 30 years and are the proud parents of three sons, Carson (23), Logan (21), and Tully (18). An active outdoors family, the J.W.s can often be found traveling the country camping, hiking, and adventuring. They are thrilled to have settled in the Susquehanna River Valley and look forward to exploring all the trails and mountains this region has to offer.
We are so grateful to have Andy and his family joining our GFS Community! Everyone is looking forward to all that is to come, knowing he may run circles around us all. (That’s a nod towards Andy’s Ultra-Marathon success! Seriously…Google his triumphs…AMAZING!!)
Welcome to Greenwood Friends School Andy, Shelly, Carson, Logan & Tully!