Porter, Alicia - Portrait

Alicia Porter

Director of Communications

Education:

American University, B.A. in Public Communication

aporter@friendsacademy1810.org

Joined Friends Academy: 2019

Favorite Book (Children’s or Otherwise): My favorite book of all time is Anne of Green Gables by L.M. Montgomery. As a mom, I’ve also grown to love Harold and the Purple Crayon by Crockett Johnson, Nobody Hugs a Cactus by Carter Goodrich, and Sleep Like A Tiger by Mary Logue.

What is your favorite thing about working at Friends Academy? Friends Academy is a happy, welcoming place to spend every day. People treat each other with genuine kindness. I enjoy getting to know the students and my colleagues, seeing interesting projects happening in classes, learning more about educational approaches and learning differences, and helping new families discover this great school community.

What do you love to do outside of school? Gardening, rowing, spending time with my family, home renovations

Do you have children who attend(ed) Friends Academy? Lincoln ’32 and Ellis ’34

Fun Fact: My background is in nonprofit and environmental communication, working previously at the Buzzards Bay Coalition. I was excited to come to Friends because of our big, beautiful campus, which helps foster a connection to the outdoors. I now help run the school garden, which I love being involved with to teach kids about the earth, food, science, and service to the New Bedford community where I grew up.

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