Sandy Powell is the happy face and friendly voice who greets students, faculty, staff, families and visitors at our reception desk. Sandy is a recent addition to the DVFS family, but she has been quickly accepted by all as a welcome and indispensable member of our school community. Read more about Sandy's journey to DV below.
Q: What drew you to Delaware Valley Friends School?I have been a long-time friend and former co-worker of Kathy Barry's. I knew how much she has enjoyed her work and the DV community, so, when the receptionist position became available, I thought I might have the right set of skills to offer.
Q: How would you describe your role at the school?
I would like to think that I am a friend that is willing to pitch in and help where needed: for students, families, staff and faculty.
Q: What did you do before you came to DVFS?
I have had a eclectic career. Before DV, I was a nanny to a little girl from the time she was born until she was 3. Before that, I had been in the financial industry for about 25 years. One of my most entertaining work experiences was when I owned a helium balloon business and delivered balloons in a clown suit.
Q: What are your observations about DV so far?
I struggled through school, as our students have until they came to DV. Unfortunately, there was not a DV for me growing up. Watching the play last year rang so true for me. That was my life but I didn’t have DV to help me. I watch our students grow and succeed and wish I had been afforded that chance.
Q: What would you want people outside of DV to know about the school that they might not know?
There are so many words that describe DV that I would want everyone to know about this wonderful school: caring, community, friends, learning, family...
Q: What do you like to do when you are not at DVFS?
I have a son, 3 grand children, and 3 puppies who keep me busy. I have been married for 43 years. Quilting and cooking are my passions.
Below: Sandy thoroughly "pinked out" with pink DV hoodie, pink hair and posing with our pink-clad spirit wear model.