Matthew Sharp named Head of School for Haddonfield Friends School

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The Haddonfield Friends School Board of Trustees has named Matthew Sharp as the new Head of School beginning July 1, 2016.

For the past 15 years, Sharp has served as a principal at K–12 schools and institutions in South Jersey. He is passionate about strengthening curriculum cohesiveness and continuity, establishing processes for understanding the “whole student” and hands-on, experiential learning. Sharp is looking forward to building strong relationships with parents and extended communities, and creating transparency of classroom and administration.

“The Haddonfield Friends School community is excited to have someone as talented and respected as Matthew Sharp as our new Head of School. He has tremendous energy, passion and enthusiasm for education and Quaker values,” said Louise Senopoulos, Clerk of HFS Board of Trustees and member of the search committee.

Sharp has received his bachelor’s from the College of New Jersey, master’s in education from Wilmington University and is in the dissertation phase of his doctor’s in educational leadership from Rowan University.

Matthew and his wife Dayna are both Quakers and members of the Haddonfield Monthly Meeting. Their oldest son is enrolled in HFS’s full-day kindergarten program. Sharp shared his view of HFS as “a magical place where children discover a love of learning that persists throughout their lives.”

For the past 15 years, Sharp has served as a principal at K–12 schools and institutions in South Jersey. He is passionate about strengthening curriculum cohesiveness and continuity, establishing processes for understanding the “whole student” and hands-on, experiential learning. Sharp is looking forward to building strong relationships with parents and extended communities, and creating transparency of classroom and administration.

“The Haddonfield Friends School community is excited to have someone as talented and respected as Matthew Sharp as our new Head of School. He has tremendous energy, passion and enthusiasm for education and Quaker values,” said Louise Senopoulos, Clerk of HFS Board of Trustees and member of the search committee.

Sharp has received his bachelor’s from the College of New Jersey, master’s in education from Wilmington University and is in the dissertation phase of his doctor’s in educational leadership from Rowan University.

Matthew and his wife Dayna are both Quakers and members of the Haddonfield Monthly Meeting. Their oldest son is enrolled in HFS’s full-day kindergarten program. Sharp shared his view of HFS as “a magical place where children discover a love of learning that persists throughout their lives.”