My journey as a Friends School Educator began when I was six years old, as a student at Plymouth Meeting Friends School.  I was in a first and second grade classroom and I had an wonderful experience.  From there I went to the William Penn Charter School.  I graduated from Swarthmore College with a special major in Education and Pyschology.  I taught at Wilmington Friends School before moving here to Lansdowne Friends.  I have spent many years here at LFS, and I feel strongly invested in the LFS community of teachers, students, and families.  

My approach to teaching is founded upon knowing my students, building relationships together, and a fervent belief in the Quaker tenet of that of God in each of us.  I am passionate about Children's Literature and I own an extensive collection of picture books and middle grade novels.  I always look forward to sharing new books with my students! 


jill bean
Jill M. Bean
first/second grade teacher
BA, Swarthmore College
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