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Andrea Paz y Miño Carty

Head of School

Andrea is an active member of Lancaster Monthly Meeting. She is an experienced teacher with her M.Ed. from Temple University. Andrea grew up in Philadelphia, attended Greene Street Friends School and Friends Central, as well as public schools. Currently her son attends Westtown and her daughters who thrived at George School and Westtown are in college or recently graduated.

You can contact Andrea at acarty@lancasterfriends.org.

School Committee

David Kern


David has been involved in Friends education for 27 years working at Germantown Friends School, Penn Charter, and Plymouth Meeting Friends School. He was the founding Head of Charlotte Friends School in Charlotte, NC, and, along with his wife, Karen, has worked for the past 15 years with the Bududa Learning Center, a vocational school program in eastern Uganda that has been supported by the Quaker-led African Great Lakes Initiative. His son, Derek, graduated from Germantown Friends in 2012.

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John McKinstry

Recording Clerk

John is an active member of Swarthmore Friends Meeting. He is a graduate of Westtown School and Swarthmore College and earned his masters in education from the University of Pennsylvania. He has worked for Friends Schools for twenty-five years, having taught at The William Penn Charter School, the public schools in Wallingford-Swarthmore School District, and Westtown and having been head of Lansdowne Friends School. He has served on Philadelphia Yearly Meeting's Committee on Friends Education and on the boards of various Friends Schools, including Westtown and Friends Central, and is on the board of Friends Council on Education and the Friends Educational Equity Collaborative. His two children are graduates of Westtown School.

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Greg Paulson


Greg is an active member of Lancaster Monthly Meeting and a conscientious objector. He is an attorney whose practice has focused on the representation of indigent persons and civil rights. He has served as the Chair of the Lancaster City Human Relations Commission and as adjunct faculty member at Thaddeus Stevens College of Technology and Reading Area Community College. He is an active member of the NAACP of Lancaster County.

Norm Ash

Norm is a member of Alexandria Monthly Meeting where she serves as the Indigenous Affairs Committee Clerk. She attends Lancaster Monthly Meeting where she serves on the Children's Religious Committee. She is an experienced teacher and administrator with an Ed.S. in Educational Leadership from the George Washington University.

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Zeshan Ismat

Zeshan is a geology professor at Franklin & Marshall College. More specifically, she studies mountains, how they form, why they are where there are, and what they can tell us about larger scale plate tectonics. She is also interested in the role that mountains have in cultural development and ways to relieve poverty in mountainous regions. Zeshan and her husband live in downtown Lancaster with their two daughters, ages 10 and 2.

Bob Muth

Bob is an attender of Lancaster Monthly Meeting. a resident of Lancaster since 2008, father of two children and a granddaughter who are graduates of George School and formerly a member of the George School Board.

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Dana Sanders

Dana Bernard Sanders grew up in Philadelphia and is a graduate of Germantown Friends School. He firmly believes that Quaker education has unique benefits that last a lifetime. He has spent the last 12 years working in the nonprofit world, securing funding for under-served youth in Philadelphia. He knows the positive impact of nonprofits on their communities and how important partnerships with organizations of all levels can help them achieve their missions. Dana graduated from Emerson College with a B.S. in Mass Communications with a minor in Creative Writing. Dana is the president of Osage Hill Associates, a consulting firm that specializes in equipping nonprofits with the guidance, solutions and tools they need to thrive. He works with The Friends Collaborative to help them provide scholarships to Pennsylvania Quaker schools.