Faculty Directory

Administration & Staff

Email: becky@olneyfriends.org

Phone: 740-425-3655 Ext. 224

Email: david@olneyfriends.org

Phone: 740-425-3655

David, Olney’s new business manager, is familiar with Olney; he was a teacher at the school and the recording clerk for the board of trustees during the late 1990s. David has served on Ohio Yearly meeting’s Fiduciary Trustees Committee and as Cleveland Monthly Meeting’s treasurer. He is the founder, president, and CEO of Dealers Choice Auto Finish in Cleveland. David graduated from the University  of Michigan with a bachelor’s degree in business administration and earned a secondary mathematics teaching certificate from Cleveland State University. A member of the National Convention of Gospel Choirs and Choruses, he has performed gospel music regionally and nationally.

Don Guindon

Email: don@olneyfriends.org

Phone: 740-425-3655 Ext. 225

Email: donna@olneyfriends.org

Phone: 740-425-3365 ext 224

Dustin Jarrett Admissions

Email: dustin@olneyfriends.org

Phone: 740-238-1006 (Admissions Cell Phone)

Dustin Jarrett is the Director of Admissions at Olney and has a Bachelor’s degree in Communications. He comes to Olney after spending 14 years in higher education where he was most recently the Dean of Admissions at Wheeling Jesuit University.  His professional background includes experience in admissions, enrollment management, and financial aid.
Born and raised in Belmont County, Dustin enjoys a wide variety of activities outside of work, especially spending time with his son Chase, his girlfriend Kimberly, and his dog Reilly. Often referred to as “DJ” by his peers, he is an avid deer hunter and loves spending time outdoors. In his spare time, DJ is the voice of many popular dirt track stock car races, often working over 50 events each year. He also loves to travel, having been to 48 of the 50 states. Dustin is a big fan of sports and religiously follows MLB’s St. Louis Cardinals and the NFL’s Miami Dolphins.

Email: jsullivan@olneyfriends.org

Phone: 740-425-3655 Ext. 214

Joe holds a B.A. in History from Dominican College and an M.S. in Education: School Counseling from Long Island University. Joe spent eight years working in the admissions department of Dominican College in Sparkill, NY, beginning as an admissions intern and leaving with the title of Senior Admissions Counselor. In September of 2014, he joined the Olney Friends School family, serving as the Director of Admissions until March 2016. He now serves as the Director of College and Academic Advising.

Tina Neiswonger

Email: tina@olneyfriends.org

Phone: 740-425-3655 Ext. 232

Born and raised in Barnesville, Ohio, Tina started working in the Business Office at Olney in March 2012. Tina graduated from Barnesville High School and earned an associate degree in mental health technology from Belmont College. She worked as a fiscal assistant at Belmont Senior Services for six years. Tina is married with three children and seven grandchildren.

“Working at Olney has been an awesome experience, and I really enjoy the students,” she said. “I feel blessed to be part of a wonderful community where the students come together from very different backgrounds and live, learn and socialize together.”


Connie Collins

Email: connie@olneyfriends.org
Phone: 740-425-3655

Connie Collins comes to Olney from (relatively) nearby Canton, Ohio. She is a graduate of Friends University in Wichita, Kansas, where she double-majored in Spanish and Zoology. In addition to teaching four units of Spanish this year, Connie also works as a girls dorm sponsor. Connie is joined on campus by her pet rat, Jerry.

Olney Friends School Soccer

Email: jamie@olneyfriends.org

Phone: 740-425-3655 Ext. 211

Humanities teacher and athletic director Jamie Zavitz is no stranger to Olney Friends School. Now in his fifth year as a member of the faculty, Jamie brings decades of education experience to his alma mater. A “faculty brat” in his youth, Jamie, who is also the school’s head soccer coach, played for Olney and collegiately at Earlham College, where he majored in history. He also has a masters degree in teaching. In addition to his humanities coursework, Jamie teaches Quakerism and offers a popular guitar elective.

Leonard Guindon

Email: leonard@olneyfriends.org

Phone: 740-425-3655 Ext. 235

Science and math teacher Leonard Guindon has spent much of his life at Olney. He grew up on the farm, living in the Taber Farmhouse with his parents, Clifford ’41 & Dorothy (Bedell) (Hon.) Guindon, and siblings Dale ’67, Don ’74, Lloyd ’77 & Janet Hammer ’76. Leonard graduated from Olney in 1970.

He and wife Legenia have three children: Jesse, Micah and Gabe. Leonard holds a BS in Agriculture from Wilmington College and was named Ohio Conservation Teacher of the Year in 2009.

Sorghum Festival

Email: phineas@olneyfriends.org

Phone: 740-425-3655 Ext. 213

Phineas Gosselink has nearly thirty years of experience in formal and informal education, ranging from teaching wilderness skills in Vermont and AP Calculus in New York, to cooperatively developing horse traction agriculture in indigenous communities in Bolivia. Since joining the Olney faculty in 2012, he has taught Honors Literature, several social justice courses, and all levels of math from Geometry to Post-calculus. Phineas graduated from St John’s College in Annapolis, MD and earned an M.Ed. in Curricular Design from Antioch University in Keene, NH. He lives in the dorm with his cat, and has been a practicing Friend since 1975.

Roger Reynolds

Email: roger@olneyfriends.org

Phone: 740-425-3655 Ext. 252

Roger serves Olney as its Technology Director and as a teacher of Senior Humanities, Digital Filmmaking, Film Studies, Quakerism and Web Design.

Roger has more than 20 years’ experience in information technology and has taught English and Humanities for 17-plus years at the college and secondary levels. He loves art, cinema, literature and writing, and he sees technology as a way to enable creative expression.

“There is nothing better, or more enriching, than working collaboratively on a creative project, like a film, or designing and writing a book, or planning a poetry slam,” Roger said. “In my classes, I try to show kids the connection between how they relate to each other and the work they produce and the person they are trying to become. Together, we do truly excellent work and have an insane amount of fun!”

Roger lives on campus with his wife, Diane, who teaches English at Ohio University Eastern. All three of his children are Olney graduates.

Olney Friends School is an independent, co-educational, college preparatory boarding and day school offering individualized instruction in small class settings for grades 9-12.

Phone: 740-425-3655

Fax: 740-425-3202

The Main Office is staffed seven days a week from 8:00 a.m. till about 10:00 p.m. when school is in session. The administrator on call is available for emergencies 24 hours a day during the school year at 740-359-4015.