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Pankti Sevak Named SFFS's Third-Ever Head of School

Friday, October 15, 2021

The SFFS Board of Trustees is thrilled to announce that Pankti Sevak will serve as our third-ever Head of San Francisco Friends School; Pankti will assume her duties as head starting July of 2022. The decision came after a lengthy search and interview process, conducted through a Quaker lens that included the participation and discussion of our various community constituencies; the recommendation of a Search Committee composed of faculty, staff, and trustees; careful trustee discernment; and ultimately the unity of the entire SFFS Board. Pankti currently serves as the Head of the Middle School at Friends Seminary in New York City, where she has worked and taught for well over a decade. 

From the Board's letter about Pankti's appointment:

"Pankti was selected from a national pool of talented candidates after a thorough search process that engaged students, parents, alumni, faculty, staff, former trustees, and the current Board. Her campus visit brought widespread excitement to every part of our community. After careful consideration of all feedback, and a period of quiet discernment, the Board of Trustees reached unity to ask Pankti to become our next Head of School. Pankti enthusiastically accepted our invitation to join San Francisco Friends.

Pankti brings outstanding credentials as a science and math teacher, a visionary Middle School leader, and a Quaker educator. She has worked in schools for almost three decades, and she currently serves as the Middle School Head at Friends Seminary, a K­–12 Quaker school with a 200-year history in New York City. During her 12 years leading the Middle School at Friends Seminary, Pankti has shown unparalleled support for teachers and students in all aspects of Quaker education..."

To learn more about Pankti, please visit our Head of School Search webpage here