Jeri Bond Whatley
In the 2020-2021 school year, I am working as an Advancement Associate in support of multiple administrative initiatives, such as the 7th grade transition process, liaison to Families Active @ Miquon parent association, alumni connections, supporting admissions and development functions, and other administrative operations.
Prior to this year, I have been an Assistant Teacher at Miquon since 1995. During that time, I have taught 1st through 6th grade (though never 3rd), and exclusively in the 5th/6th since 1999. I have several years of prior experience in Special Education with both adults and children. I have a B.S. in Human Services, with a focus on Child Advocacy, from Chestnut Hill College, and have taken the foundation courses in Restorative Justice/Practice and Conflict Mediation, both of which allow each of us to be and reveal our best selves. In addition, I have taken several courses with Facing History and Ourselves and participated in the S.E.E.D. (Seeking Educational Equity and Diversity) Project for several years, which facilitates self-reflection and dialogue on issues of diversity and equity in schools. As former co-chair of Miquon’s Diversity Committee for over 18 years and co-founder of the Greater Philadelphia Diversity Collaborative (GPDC), issues of equity and social justice, historical and current, are of great concern and intrigue for me.
Outside of the classroom, I have worked previously in various administrative capacities for software, insurance, and law firms. I have served on both The Miquon School Board of Directors and The Crefeld School Board of Trustees for many years. I am also an alum parent of my son Drew, Miquon class of 1999. In my spare time, I enjoy reading, researching, learning, designing and creating stained glass, music of many genres, singing, and being with children in general, and family in particular.