Fast Facts About ADVIS:
Over 130 Member Schools in the tristate, 13 county Greater Delaware Valley region…
Educate nearly 50,000 students in pre-kindergarten through high school; 31% students of color
Employ over 11,000 faculty, administrators, and staff
Award nearly $325,000,000 in need based financial aid to 36% of students
Represent more than 500,000 alumni
Collectively have an annual operating budget greater than one billion dollars!
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Drew Smith

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.


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