Meet Our Staff

  • Cindy Ehret '95

    Associate Dean of Admission

    Original Appointment 1999-2010, Reappointed 2011
    Cindy Ehret is a 1995 Lawrenceville graduate who returned in 1999 to work in the School's Admission Office. She serves as an Associate Dean and has also coached Lawrenceville's girls' swimming and softball teams. In addition, Ehret has worked with the Second Form as Co-Dean, served as Co-Director of Student Activities, and has been an Academic Advisor in both the Crescent and the Circle. Cindy received her bachelor's degree from Dickinson College.

  • Lisa Ewanchyna

    Associate Dean of Admission
    Housemaster of Stephens

    Appointed in 2007
    Lisa Ewanchyna has been an Admission Office Assistant Dean since 2008. She also serves as the Stephens House Housemaster and Academic Advisor. A graduate of Princeton University, Ewanchyna is the head coach of Lawrenceville's girls' varsity field hockey team.

  • Sally Fitzpatrick H'85 P'99 '04

    Senior Associate Dean of Admission

    Appointed in 1995
    Sally Fitzpatrick has been a member of Lawrenceville's Admission team since 1992, most recently as an Associate Dean. Fitzpatrick has also worked in the admission offices of Middlebury College (from which she graduated) and Princeton University. She came to Lawrenceville in 1979, along with her husband Allen '73 H '85 '89 (chair of Lawrenceville's Visual Arts Department), and has served as Crescent Level Director for the past four years. The Fitzpatricks are the parents of two Lawrenceville graduates, Kate '99 and Lily '04.

  • Vanessa Gieske

    Assistant Dean of Admission

    Vanessa Gieske became a member of the Lawrenceville School Admission Office in 2011. She previously worked as an art director in New York City. Her husband, Hardy, is a Lawrenceville mathematics teacher and Woodhull Housemaster. She is a University of Vermont graduate.

  • Tracey Hazelton-Werts

    Administrative Assistant to Admissions
  • Barbara Kamienski P'02

    Assistant to the Director of Financial Aid
  • Kevin Lawrence

    Associate Dean of Admission

    Original Appointment 2010, Reappointed in 2012
    Kevin Lawrence rejoined the Lawrenceville School Admission team in 2012-13 as an Associate Director of Admission. He first came to the School in 2010 in the same capacity, and will again serve as an assistant coach to the Big Red varsity football and boys' track and field teams. Before working at Lawrenceville, Lawrence was an Assistant Director of Admission and Coordinator of Multi-Cultural Admissions at his alma mater, the Avon Old Farms School in Conn. He is a graduate of Northwestern University.

  • Pat MacKinnon

    Visit Coordinator
  • Vicky Martinez

    Associate Dean of Admission
    Assistant Director of Multicultural Affairs

    Appointed in 2006
    Vicky Martinez came to Lawrenceville in 2006 and serves as both an Associate Dean of Admission and Assistant Director of Multicultural Affairs. For three years, Martinez was a Kirby House Assistant Housemaster and is now a Raymond House Duty Master. She is the head coach of the Big Red junior varsity basketball and softball teams. Martinez received her undergraduate degree from Princeton University and her M.A. from Seton Hall University.

  • Thomas Sheppard

    Dean of Admission and Financial Aid

    tsheppard@lawrenceville.org
    Tom Sheppard assumed the position of Dean of Admission and Financial Aid at the Lawrenceville School on July 1, 2013. He began his career path in 1991 when he joined the faculty at Perkiomen School (Pennsburg, Pa.) where he taught history, coached football, swimming, and baseball and served as dorm parent.  After five years of experience in the classroom, Sheppard became Director of Admission and Financial Aid at Trinity Pawling School (Pawling, N.Y.) in 1996. In 1999, Sheppard assumed the role of Director of Admission at Stevenson School (Pebble Beach Calif.), a position he held until 2012 when he became Director of Enrollment Management.  Sheppard holds a B.A. from Washington and Lee University and earned a master of education degree in educational leadership from Lehigh University.

  • Jamal Shipman

    Assistant Dean of Admission

    Appointed in 2010
    Jamal Shipman joined the Lawrenceville Admission team in 2010. He serves as an Academic Advisor and Duty Master in the Kennedy House. Before coming to Lawrenceville, Shipman was a Post-Placement Counselor for the Prep for Prep program. A graduate of Brown University, Shipman also serves as the head coach for the Big Red boys' freshmen basketball team and the assistant coach of the boys' outdoor track and field team.

  • Sara Tucker

    Director of Financial Aid

    Appointed in 1998
    Before coming to Lawrenceville in 1998, Sara Tucker was the Dean of Admission and Financial Aid at the Latin School in Chicago and Cranbrook Schools in Michigan. In addition to her Admission Office duties, Tucker is a Day Advisor and Duty Master in Reynolds House. She received a B.F.A. from Eastern Michigan University.

  • Samuel Washington '81 P'14 '17

    Senior Associate Director of Admission for Diversity
    Director of Multicultural Affairs

    Appointed in 1999
    Sam Washington is a 1981 Lawrenceville graduate who returned in 1999 to work in the School's Admission Office. He serves as both an Associate Dean of Admission and the School's Director of Multicultural Affairs as well as a Second Form boys' Advisor. He has a B.A. from Boston College. He is the Assistant Boys Varsity Basketball Coach and an Associate of Davidson.

  • Doreen Weinberg

    Office Manager

    Doreen started at Lawrenceville in July of 2012.  Previously, she worked at Princeton Day School for eight years in the Alumni/Development Office.  She attended Berkeley College and received a certificate in the Cooperative Secretarial Program.