Contact Us

Mailing Address

Sandy Spring Friends School
16923 Norwood Rd.
Sandy Spring, MD 20860

School Contact Information

Main Phone: (301) 774-7455
Main Fax: (301) 924-1115
Admission Fax: 301-576-8664
2017-18 School Phone Extension List -This PDF lists all faculty and staff and extensions by last name first (page 1), first name first (page 2), school location extensions (page 3), and a "quick-list" of contact information for each department and division (page 4).

Faculty and Staff 2017-2018 By Department/Division


David Hickson, Assistant Head of School for Academic Innovation
301-774-7455 ext. 114

Admission Office:

Tony McCudden, Director of Enrollment Management, Middle and Upper School (Day) Admissions
301-774-7455 ext. 182
Bill Mena, Director of International & Boarding Admissions, Grades 9-12
301-774-7455 ext. 163
Liza Long, Director of Lower School Admissions
301-774-7455 ext. 106
Dawn Griffith, Director of Financial Aid
301-774-7455 ext. 231
Joyce Smith, Receptionist/Admissions Associate
301-774-7455 ext. 101

Advancement Office:

Lauren Mossman, Director of Advancement
301-774-7455 ext. 107
Adrienne Chisolm
Associate Director of the Annual Fund
301.774.7455 ext. 157
Dagmar Caramello,
Associate Director of Alumni Relations
301-774-7455 ext. 164
Mimi Youmans, Director of Stewardship
301-774-7455 ext. 162


Steve Powers, Athletic Director
301-774-7455 x146

Auxiliary Programs:

Bill Mena, Director of Auxiliary Services
301-774-7455 x163
Jamie Price, Assistant Director of Auxiliary Services
301-774-7455 x206
Mark Lin, Young World Leaders/Summer Immersion Program
301-774-7455 x206
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Matt Hyland, Facility Rentals
301-774-7455 x163

Bookstore/Café Manager:

Mary Mayes
301-774-7455 ext. 127


Cathryn Carnevale
301-774-7455 ext. 177

Business Office:

Carylton Ganong, CFO
301-774-7455 ext. 103
Carolyn Miller, Director of Human Resources
301-774-7455 ext. 197
John Bell, Accounts Payable
301-774-7455 ext. 105
Jessica Rothfeld, Controller
301-774-7455 ext. 181


Margaret Rosser, Director of Communications
301-774-7455 ext. 117
Julie Mendez, Associate Director of Communications
301-774-7455 x 184

Head of School's Office:

Tom Gibian, Head of School
Mary Lawson, Executive Assistant to the Head of School
301-774-7455 ext. 104

Health Center:

301-774-7455 ext. 120: Lisa Dyer, R.N.
301-774-7455 ext. 141: Mary K. Fry, R.N.
301-774-7455 ext. 199: Elizabeth Channer, C.M.T.


Elizabeth Thornton, Head Librarian
301-774-7455 x171

Lower School Office:

Pam Gilmer, Administrative Assistant to the Lower School Head
301-774-7455 ext. 112
Tim Croft, Assistant Head of Lower School and LS Counselor
301-774-7455 ext. 118
Beverley DiTusa, LS Learning Specialist
301-774-7455 ext. 176
Courtney Benson, LS Reading and Learning Specialist
301-774-7455 ext. 311

Middle School Office:

Erin Ryan, Administrative Assistant to the Middle School Head
301-774-7455 ext. 160
Erin Rose, MS Counselor
301-774-7455 ext. 175
Patti Lemere, MS Learning Specialist
301-774-7455 ext. 116


Laura Miyoshi, Director of Operations
301-774-7455 ext. 108


Technology Office
301-774-7455 x 111
Information Technology: Matthew Denaburg, Rich Dyer, Rex Riley, Brian Wilkinson
Education Technology: Fred Sisk

Upper School Office:

Meredith Shankle, Administrative Assistant to the Upper School Head
301-774-7455 ext. 109
Frances Lambrecht, Registrar
301-774-7455 ext. 110
Jerome "J" Cole, Assistant Head of the Upper School for College Counseling
301-774-7455 ext. 178
Shannon Needham, Learning Specialist
301-774-7455 ext. 122
Ben McClellan, Dean of Upper School
301-774-7455 ext. 121
Ilene Lees, US Counselor
301-774-7455 ext. 138
Selas Douglas, Director of Residential Life
301-774-7455 ext. 132