Hanamirian Tapped as New Upper School Director

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Director of College Counseling Meredith Hanamirian will be moving to a new office just down the hall at the start of next year, when she assumes the position of Upper School Director. Head of School Larry Van Meter announced the appointment in an email to the community on Thursday evening.

“Meredith was selected from a strong group of finalists, emerging from a comprehensive national search,” Van Meter wrote. He cited her many accomplishments as Director of College Counseling, Upper School Spanish teacher, co-clerk of Upper School faculty meetings, and co-clerk of MFS’s diversity committee. Hanamirian also co-designed the praised Peer Leadership program, a favorite among students.


Hanamirian will replace current Upper School Director Justin Brandon, who announced his departure to Francis W. Parker School in Chicago in early February.


This article has been updated to include a response from Hanamirian: 

“I have spent more than 20 years of my life in Quaker schools as a student, teacher, parent, administrator and college counselor,” said Mrs. Hanamirian. “I believe strongly in the value of Quaker education and look forward to working with our community in this exciting new role.”

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