Bethany Dickerson Wynder
University of Virginia, B.A.; Georgetown University, M.P.P.
Year joined SPS

Spending time with family and friends, reading, walking, field hockey, and baking

An education activist, advocate and community leader, Mrs. Wynder has spent her career creating educational access, equity and opportunities for young people. She served as director of outplacement and community outreach at Beauvoir: The National Cathedral Elementary School, a PK-3 independent Episcopal school located in Washington, D.C.. Prior to her role coordinating special events and programs and providing counsel to Beauvoir families, she served as the director of admission and financial aid at Trinity Episcopal School, a K-8 independent school in Charlotte, North Carolina.

Mrs. Wynder also is the former national director of diversity recruitment and strategic partnerships at City Year, Inc., the Boston-based national education and leadership organization. She is the former director of the Ralph Bunche Societies, an education and leadership program at Phelps Stokes (formerly Phelps Stokes Fund), where she strategically designed programs and learning events to promote global education among college students from marginalized communities. Enhancing her knowledge of the legislative process, she served as an advisor with a U.S. Senate policy committee, where she conducted research, wrote position papers and coordinated learning events to help shape domestic policies, especially those focused on K-16 education and children’s issues. Mrs. Wynder also has worked as a grant writer in the development departments of The New York Public Library, Thirteen/WNET New York and the District of Columbia Public Schools.

With joy, at SPS Mrs. Wynder also serves as a coach for JV field hockey and as an adviser. She is an avid walker, reader and education advocate. She lives on campus with her husband, Rev. Charles “Chuck” Wynder Jr., and their son.