George Lucas Educational Foundation

Dana Weeks

Head of Germantown Friends School

In her role as head of Germantown Friends School in Philadelphia, Dana Weeks balances innovation with classical teachings, and focuses on both deep academics and developing empathetic, inquisitive students. Dana is Lebanese American, grew up in the Overbrook section of Philadelphia, and was a molecular biologist before discovering her passion for teaching.


  • Mindfulness

    The Value of Silence in Schools

    Intentional silence in the school day offers opportunities for deep reflection and learning.