Cleary, Merrie-Beth - Portrait

Merrie-Beth Cleary

Learning Specialist


University of Vermont, B.A. in Sociology

Springfield College, M.Ed. in Psychology (concentration in School Counseling)

Joined Friends Academy: 2023

Favorite Book (Children’s or Otherwise): The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein, What Do You Do with an Idea? by Kobi Yamada

What is your favorite thing about working at Friends Academy? So many things so it’s hard to pick just one, but I’ve got to go with All-School Meeting on Wednesdays.

What do you love to do outside of school? Spend time with family, go for walks, go to the beach (weather providing), coach field hockey, try new restaurants, and travel.

Do you have children who attend(ed) Friends Academy? Addie ’26, Brynn ’27, Emi ’31, and Sutton ’33

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