Sandy Spring Friends School



Meet the Board

The Board of Trustees is the governing body of Sandy Spring Friends School (SSFS), whose primary responsibilities are to determine and maintain the character of SSFS, establish overall policy, conduct strategic planning, ensure the financial stability of the school, and assess the school's effectiveness in manifesting the mission, philosophy, and vision of SSFS.

In doing its work, the Board is guided by the Quaker testimonies of service, simplicity, equality, integrity, stewardship of the environment, and the peaceful resolution of conflict. The Board also endeavors to follow best practices of boards of trustees of independent schools. In this effort, the Board seeks guidance from the Friends Council on Education, the National Association of Independent School, the Association of Independent Maryland Schools, and the Association of Independent Schools of the Greater Washington Area.

Membership of the Religious Society of Friends

As required in the Board’s By-Laws, a majority of the Board must be members of the Religious Society of Friends. Eight board members are appointed by the Sandy Spring Monthly Meeting, and four members are appointed by the Baltimore Yearly Meeting. The Board of Trustees appoints the remaining members. Board members are appointed for terms of three years and may be reappointed for one additional term. The Board is organized with several officers including a Clerk, Assistant Clerk, Recording Clerk, and Treasurer. The Board organizes itself into several committees which assist in conducting its work.

Statements From The Board

To further promote the welcoming and nurturing learning environment at SSFS, the Board has developed statements and resolutions on sustainability, anti-discriminationdiversity, and anti-racism to help guide its own work as well as the broader School community.