Advisory Committee

with oversight by Carolina Friends School.
Christel Grenier Butchart, MA. Committee Chair, Middle grades teacher at Carolina Friends School. Christel received her Masters degree in International Studies with a focus on Peace and Conflict Resolution from the University of Queensland, Australia.
Renee Prillaman, PhD. Previous Chair of PSNC committee. Renee holds a Ph.D. in Curriculum and Instruction.  She serves on the Board of the North Carolina Psychoanalytic Foundation and is the Assistant Principal for Teaching and Learning at Carolina Friends School.

Mary Ann Bella, BA, Journalism. Communications consultant, writer and producer.

Charlie Butchart, BA. Sixth grade educator at Central Park School for Children. Charlie has 16 years of administrative and teaching experience from pre-K through sixth grade.

Cheryl Chambers, BA, Elementary Education K-8. Former math and science teacher; Office Administrator for Jeffrey R. Chambers, MD.

Aileen Clougherty, MA Kindergarten educator at Central Park School for Children. Aileen has been teaching for 35 years with a variety of ages in different settings.  She has a master’s degree, certified in elementary education, art,  and special education.
John Heffernan, MEd. Director, Central Park School for Children; National Board Certified Teacher.
Jan Riggsbee, EdD, Associate Professor in the Practice of Education at Duke University.  Jan is the former director of the Duke’s Program in Education and currently leads Duke TeachHouse, a living and learning community which supports new teachers in Durham public schools.

Ida Trisolini, BA, Interim Assistant Head for Teaching and Learning at Carolina Friends School. Ida is a graduate of the Institute for Engaging Leadership, a two-year Quaker Education program.  Ida has led Peaceful Schools professional development workshops focused on proactive classroom management strategies. We are thrilled to have her join our committee.