Leadership Transition at Woolman

Sharon Stewart, Clerk of the Board
Monday, March 24, 2014

Dear Friends,

We are writing to share that Marjorie Fox has resigned as Head of School at The Woolman Semester School and Sierra Friends Center. She served as Head of School from January 2013 to March 15, 2014. Our former Head of School, Dorothy Henderson, has returned as Interim Head of School, beginning March 16, 2014 through June 30, 2015.

In her resignation, Marjorie stated: “It is with my deepest respect for Woolman’s founders, supporters and those who have worked long and hard over the past 50 years to guide youngsters toward a peaceful and sustainable future, that I submit my resignation.”

We are grateful to Marjorie for her hard work, dedication, great care and concern. We appreciate all that she did to undergird the stability of the Center, especially her focus on improving administrative and financial accounting practices. We wish Marjorie a smooth transition as she moves on to the next chapter of her life.

After a careful discernment process, in which she sought spiritual and practical guidance, Dorothy Henderson embraced the opportunity to return to Woolman as Interim Head of School. We are very grateful to Dorothy for her willingness to return now, so that the Board has time to conduct a robust search for a new Head of School.

Members of the Board met with staff and faculty on March 9th to share the news of the leadership transition. We left deeply inspired by the love, creativity and resourcefulness that characterizes the Woolman community. There was a shared sense of hope and a commitment to working together, with Dorothy, to move positively into the future. We ask you to hold the students, staff, Dorothy and the broader community in your hearts as we move through this transition and continue to empower young people to find their path and help create much-needed change in the world.


Sharon Stewart, Clerk
College Park Friends Educational Association,
governing body of the Sierra Friends Center,
​The Woolman Semester School and Camp Woolman


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