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Head of School



Mimi Ackers is entering her seventh year as Head at Goshen Friends School and her thirteenth year overall. Before joining the school as a preschool teacher in 2011, Mimi started as a parent when her daughter Anna enrolled as a 3-year-old in 2008. During Mimi's time as Head, the school has shifted its focus to make outdoor learning a cornerstone of the Goshen experience.


Mimi graduated from Roanoke College in 1993 with degrees in History and International Relations. Before Anna and her son, Owen, were born, Mimi spent time as a newspaper reporter and a communications specialist in both the public and private sectors. Before coming to Goshen Friends, Mimi was a preschool and enrichment teacher at the West Chester Area YMCA.


In her spare time, Mimi enjoys cooking, reading and being outside.  As the youngest of nine children and the mother of Anna and Owen, Mimi calls her family, which includes husband Keith, "my favorite hobby. They are my greatest love and source of happiness."


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