Sandy Spring Friends School



Alumni & Friends Quarterly Newsletter 

Winter 2018-2019


Table of Contents

Winter 2018-19


  • SSFS Undertakes Diversity Audit 
  • Alumni Events Recap: Fall 2018-Winter 2019
  • 2019 Community Play: Seed Corn
  • SSFS Boarding Program Expands to Newly Acquired Norwood House

Remembering Friends

  • John Fuller
  • Curt Moffatt
  • Laurel Flyer

Join Us!

  • Seed Corn: Alumni & Friends Community Play Party
  • Fifth Annual SBP Memorial Concert: "Mostly Moss"
  • Glowing Together: Spotlight On Our Scholars!
  • Alumni Weekend 2019

Around Campus

  • Second Annual "State of the School"
  • Farewell, Ted!
  • Farewell, Bob!
  • Introducing SSFS’s Next Lower School Head
  • Upper School Groundbreaking 


Upcoming Events

Sandy Spring Meeting House
Sandy Spring Meeting House
Sandy Spring Meeting House


Remembering Friends

Curt Moffatt

It is with deep sadness that we share the news that Curt Moffatt—father of Josh ’02 and Jamie ‘00, and former SSFS Board Clerk and Trustee—passed away suddenly on December 28, 2018.

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Laurel Flyer

We are heartbroken to share the news that Laurel Flyer, former SSFS Upper School Science teacher and mother of SSFS alumnus TJ Flyer '09, died quietly in her sleep on the evening of January 15, 2019.

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Join Us!

Around Campus

Second Annual "State of the School"

On Thursday, January 31, Board Clerk Kip Imlay '71 and his fellow Trustees welcomed SSFS community members for a brief presentation on the work of the Board of Trustees and a presentation on mind-brain education by Assistant Head of School David Hickson, followed by a Q&A session. 

Farewell, Ted!

While we wish that he could stay with us forever, the SSFS community wishes Ted McAdams the very best of luck in his future endeavors as he announces his retirement at the conclusion of the 2018-19 school year.

Farewell, Bob!

We knew the day would eventually come that we would have to say goodbye to Bob Hoch who, after 40 years of service to Sandy Spring Friends School, will retire from the classroom at the conclusion of the 2018-19 academic year.

Introducing SSFS’s Next Lower School Head

In November we announced that Lower School Head Brenda Crawley would be leaving SSFS at the end of the 2018-19 school year to become Head of School at Plymouth Meeting Friends School in Plymouth Meeting, Pennsylvania. While we are sad that Brenda will be leaving us, we are thrilled to report that SSFS’s very own Director of Lower School Admissions Liza Long will be stepping into Brenda’s place as Lower School Head on July 1, 2019.

Upper School Groundbreaking

On Monday, November 12, students, faculty, family, and friends gathered to celebrate the long-awaited groundbreaking of the new Upper School building!