the entire admission process from inquiry to rendering final decisions while
adhering to the standards of NAIS, ISACS and ISSL guidelines and best
practices. Serves as a valuable resource for directors, faculty
and parents. Effectively communicates Rossman's mission to prospective
families resulting in an increase of school diversity from 22% to 44%. Markets the school
by building relationships through personal touch points and introduces
prospective families to the Head of School, Directors, faculty, and students
Compassionate and driven entrepreneurial leader and educator with strong communication skills, keen emotional intelligence, superior relationship building abilities and demonstrated commitment to Rossman School for over two decades. Director of Admission and instrumental member of the senior leadership team, with more than seventeen years experience with independent schools in St. Louis. Effective communicator who engages comfortably with students and families from diverse cultural, socioeconomic, and educational backgrounds, and who is a trusted advisor, educator and leader who approaches difficult situations with empathy and sound judgment. Insightful and visionary, possessing intuitive and creative skills to understand and consider both the external and internal demands of a school throughout the planning and decision-making process.
Committed to diversity
Perceptive and intuitive
01/2008 to CurrentNational Association of Independent Schools Workshops and Webinars
DIRECTOR OF ADMISSION, 02/2007 to CurrentRossman School － Saint Louis, MO
Meet regularly with
the Head of School.
standard of integrity and ethical behavior with all constituents following the
Rossman tenets of kindness, honesty, respect and responsibility.
diversity from 22% to 44%.
Facilitated creation of the school's first-ever 360 virtual tour to be
launched in the Fall of 2017.
Collaborate with the Lower and Upper School Directors to determine
suitable assessment tools to evaluate an applicant's readiness for
admission; administer and utilize standardized tests to analyze relevant
data for the students. Academic assessment expertise:
Gesell Developmental Observation Assessment, Slosson Intelligence Test,
Gate-MacGinitie reading Test, Otis-Lennon School Ability Test.
Manage marketing by collaborating with the Director of Communications
for all print materials, direct personal outreach to preschools and families,
creating video content for email distribution, Facebook and website, and
hosting community information coffees off campus.
Communicate regularly with the classroom and specialty teachers to encourage
professional growth, recognize their value and support their intentional
learning experiences for each grade and subject area.
all academic testing, securing of transcripts, recommendations and school
visits for applicants.
Maintain competitiveness despite decreasing population growth and
declining private school enrollment.
on Strategic Plan Committees in 2009 and 2016, chaired committees for ISACS
reviews in 2008 and 2015.
on hiring committees for senior administration executive recruitment.
and implemented the ambassador program for student council representatives and
students to speak with prospective families as they tour.
member of the ISSL admissions team, strengthen relationships with key stakeholders,
participate in professional development and sharing of information and
monthly admission reports for the Head of School and Board of Trustees.
to the confidentiality and sensitivity of all aspects of the admission and
SENIOR KINDERGARTEN TEACHERRossman School － Saint Louis, MO
Created a warm and nurturing environment for children to flourish emotionally, socially and academically.
Conducted parent/teacher conferences and formed educator-family partnerships.
Communicated regularly with parents in person, by phone and email.
Planned curriculum and lesson plans with team teachers and faculty.
Taught all subjects and assessed all students individually, in small groups and as a whole class.
Administered the Gesell Developmental Observation Assessment for Junior and Senior Kindergarten applicants.
Independent School Management: Certificate of Completion for Admission 101: The First Three Years in
Independent Schools Association of Central States: Attended Conferences in 2006 and 2013.
Association of Independent School Admission Professionals: AISAP Summer Institute 2013 and 2017,
with ongoing participation in webinars.
Independent Schools Saint Louis: Biannual meetings with all Admission Directors, host and attend special events and workshops throughout the year.
Education and Training
Bachelor of Arts:English Literature, Elementary EducationLAKE FOREST COLLEGE － Lake Forest, ILEnglish Literature, Elementary Education