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Head of School

Rich Nourie

Rich Nourie joined the AFS community as Head of School in 2005, after more than 20 years of teaching and leadership in Friends education.

With longstanding interests in Quaker faith and practice, child development and diversity and inclusion, Rich writes and speaks frequently for professional groups such as the National Association of Independent Schools, Friends Council on Education, the Association of Delaware Valley Independent Schools and as a visiting educator to peer Friends schools.

Rich currently serves on the boards of the Pennsylvania Association of Independent Schools and the Association of Delaware Valley Independent Schools and is a past board member of the Northwest Interfaith Movement and Friends Council on Education, where he chaired the Quaker Renewal Work Group.

Rich holds a master’s degree in Human Development and Psychology from Harvard Graduate School of Education and a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology from Brown University. Rich and his wife Robin, a French and English teacher, are parents of three children, two of whom are AFS alumnae.

Rich loves to read, sing, play guitar and piano and run, bike and walk in the Wissahickon.