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Allyson L. Weaver, M.ED.

Admissions Director

Sidwell Friends School

More About Allyson L. Weaver, M.ED.

Allyson is the admissions director for the middle school at Sidwell Friends School, a pk-12 coeducational day school in Washington, D.C. Since joining Sidwell Friends in 2017, Allyson has led a diversity initiative, increasing the number of students of color by 1%-2% each year.  


Prior to her current role, Allyson served as the admissions director for diversity outreach and recruitment at Francis W. Parker School in Chicago, IL, and held several leadership roles in human resources at national nonprofits, and the Cleveland baseball team. Allyson has served on numerous boards including Daniel Murphy Scholarship Fund, the largest high school scholarship fund in Chicago, providing scholarships for more than 460 high school students enrolled in more than 80 private day schools in the Chicago area and boarding schools across the country, and LINK Unlimited Scholars, a Chicago-based institution that connects African American youth with high potential to educational, cultural and professional resources that help close the opportunity gap.


Allyson, originally from Shaker Heights, Ohio, now resides in Washington, D.C. She holds a bachelor's of arts in political science from Miami University (Ohio) and a Master's of Education in teaching and learning from DePaul University. For fun, Allyson enjoys reading historical fiction, playing tennis, and participating in the occasional triathlon.

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