Before being appointed Head of School, Ken began his career at Wilmington Friends as the Assistant Head for Academics and International Baccalaureate (IB) Coordinator.
Ken earned a B. A. in Chemistry from the College of Wooster and a Masters of Chemistry Education from the University of Pennsylvania. He began his teaching career at George School, where he taught science in the International Baccalaureate Program, coached swimming and tennis, served as Assistant Dean of Students, and was awarded the Price Teaching Chair for Young Faculty. In 1996, Ken moved to Germantown Friends, where, prior to his administrative role as Middle School Principal, he headed the Science Department and received the American Chemical Society’s (Philadelphia Section) Excellence in Teaching Award.
As an active Quaker, Ken serves as a trustee for the Kendal System and is a former trustee of Friends Council on Education. He is on the Board of the Pennsylvania Association of Independent Schools (PAIS) and serves as a University Appointed Mentor for graduate students in the University of Pennsylvania’s School Leadership Institute. Ken is also the former Chair of the Board for Breakthrough of Greater Philadelphia, an organization that “provides disadvantaged students from Philadelphia’s under-resourced schools with the education and supports they need to access higher education.” Ken and his wife, Cassandra, have three children; one is a Friends graduate and one currently attends Friends.