MEET THE LOWER SCHOOL TEAM

Click below to learn more about the faculty and administrators who will be working with Lower School students in the DVFS Lower School for grades 3-5.


Jason Seggern - Lower & Middle School Director

Jason Seggern has been a part of the Delaware Valley Friends School community since 2004. He came from Bryn Mawr Rehab Hospital, where we was a cognitive therapist, to teach middle school science at DVFS. When the school added a 6th grade, Jason took on the role of Middle School Coordinator, and later added Dean of Students to his growing role on the administrative team. In 2016, Jason became the division head for the middle school program. When we opened our Lower School Division for grades 3-5, Jason became Lower & Middle School Director.



Christy Zawadzkas - Assistant Director Lower School

DVFS welcomes Christy Zawadzkas, our incoming Assistant Director of Lower School and Lower/Middle School Counselor, who brings with her a child-centered approach that is based upon a clear understanding of each student’s developmental stage and needs. Christy has a track record of developing excellent curricula and programs and we are looking forward to her contributions as part of the DVFS leadership team. Christy will join DVFS in the fall of 2017, when we open the doors to our new Lower School for grades 3-5.



Megan Fairchild - Lower School Teacher

Megan teaches lower school. She has taught in both the middle school and upper school at DV as well. Previously, she taught in the summer program. She obtained her B.A. in English at Bryn Mawr College in 2011 concurrently with her elementary and middle school teaching certifications through a joint program with Swarthmore College. Megan completed her M.S. in Special Education with a Wilson certification in January 2015. Megan has also been an assistant teacher at Greene Street Friends School and the assistant director at the Sylvan Learning Center in Center City, Philadelphia.

CLICK HERE to read a full Q&A interview and learn more about Megan.



Toni Bushnell - Lower School Teacher

Toni Bushnell has over 20 years of teaching experience, and most recently taught at the Cloud Forest School in Monteverde, Costa Rica. Prior to that, Toni worked at Stratford Friends School for more than a decade. Toni is certified in Orton-Gillingham and is passionate about teaching students with language-based learning differences. Toni is a member of the Chestnut Hill Friends Meeting.






Katie MacTaggart - Lower School Teacher

Katie graduated from St Joseph's University and holds a Master's degree in Special Education with a focus in high incidence learning disabilities and is a certified Orton-Gillingham classroom educator. Katie is an experienced Friends school educator having spent time at Stratford Friends, Westtown, and most recently Carolina Friends School as a first and second grade lead teacher.






Isabelle Singer-Kaufold - Lower School Assistant Teacher

Isabelle comes to DV from City Year, AmeriCorps where she was an assistant teacher at Ingenuity Prep Charter School in Washington DC. Izzy possess a Bachelor of Arts in Communications from Drexel University and is a graduate of Friends Central School. In addition, Izzy served as a tutor in the Mighty Writers program and was an assistant teacher at the Philadelphia Academy of the Fine Arts.


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