Executive Director, Friends Council on Education
Education: Westtown School, Earlham College
Drew Smith, Executive Director, Friends Council on Education
. A practicing Friend since childhood, Drew is a graduate of Westtown School and Earlham College. His professional experience in Quaker education spanned almost 25 years at Friends School Mullica Hill where he served as a middle school teacher, director of admissions, middle school principal, associate head of school, and head of school for nine years. Since 2010, Drew served as the CEO and Principal of the Russell Byers Charter School in Philadelphia.
Drew is a member of the Haddonfield Monthly Meeting - Religious Society of Friends and a former trustee at both Westtown School and Moorestown Friends School. In addition, he was a founding board member of Friends Mutual Health Group and has served as the clerk of the Cadbury Foundation, a member of the Committee on Friends Education (a subcommittee of Philadelphia Yearly Meeting Standing Committee on Education), and as a board member of ADVIS.