Meet Our Team

  • Cindy Ehret '95

    Admission Interviewer

    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 presently serves as a Part-Time 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

    Senior Associate Dean of Admission for Recruitment

    House Affiliation: Stephens
    Extracurriculars: Varsity Field Hockey, Freshman Lacrosse, Ukulele Club, Birthday Club
    Favorite L’ville Moments: House Olympics, Athletic Events, Community Service Day

    Appointed in 2010
    Assistant Housemaster of Stephens
    Lisa Ewanchyna currently serves as the School’s Senior Associate Dean of Admission for Recruiting. In addition to her work in the Admission Office, the Princeton University graduate is the Assistant Housemaster of Stephens House, an academic advisor, and head coach of the Big Red girls’ varsity field hockey team. She became a full-time employee of the School in 2010, after coaching the field hockey team in 2007 and joining the Admission Department in 2008, both part-time positions.

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  • Sally Fitzpatrick H'85 P'99 '04

    Senior Associate Dean of Admission

    House Affiliation: McPherson
    Favorite L’ville Moments: Advisee Gatherings, Convocation, School Meetings

    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 served as Crescent Level Director. The Fitzpatricks are the parents of two Lawrenceville graduates, Kate '99 and Lilly '04.

  • Harry Flaherty

    History Master
    Admission Interviewer

    House Affiliation: Upper
    Extracurriculars: Head Varsity Football Coach, Assistant Varsity Wrestling Coach, JV Baseball Coach

    Appointed 2015

  • Vanessa Gieske

    Assistant Dean of Admission

    House Affiliation: Woodhull
    Extracurriculars: Girls JV Softball Assitant Coach
    Favorite L’ville Moments: House Dance Wars, Lessons & Carrols, Woodhull planting potatoes at the school farm

    Appointed 2014
    Vanessa Gieske became a part-time member of the Lawrenceville School Admission Office in 2011. She is now a full time Assistant Dean of Admission.  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.

  • Lauren Z. Gold

    Associate Dean of Admission

    House Affiliation: Haskell
    Extracurriculars: JV Softball Head Coach

    Appointed 2015
    Lauren received her M.Ed. in Higher Education from Harvard Graduate School of Education and her B.A. in Interdisciplinary Studies, with a minor in U.S. History, from Bates College. Lauren comes to Lawrenceville from Harvard Law School, where she served as Assistant Director of Admissions for four years. Before Harvard, Lauren worked in various capacities at Bates College, Miss Porter’s School, Choate Rosemary Hall, and Hotchkiss School, her alma mater. While at Bates, Lauren played on the softball team and captained the volleyball team.

  • Tracey Hazelton-Werts

    Assistant to Dean of Admission

    Tracey graduated from Rider University with a degree in Business Administration.  She began her non-profit career here at Lawrenceville in 2003 as a member of the Alumni and Development staff.  She re-joins Lawrenceville from the Development Office of the Princeton Healthcare System Foundation.

  • Tran Kim-Senior

    Coordinator of Intercultural Programs
    Assistant Dean of Admission

    House Affiliation: Griswold
    Extracurriculars: Courageous Conversations Sustained Dialogue Program, Advisor to the Diversity Council, Advisor to Students Talking About Racism, Intercultural Programs
    Favorite L’ville Moments: Community Day, House Olympics, Sprince Dance Concert, Fall Musical

    Appointed 2014
    Tran Kim-Senior came to Lawrenceville in 2012 and joined the admissions office in 2014.  She has developed her career in education as an admissions officer at Connecticut College and the College of the Holy Cross and a student affairs and social justice education practitioner at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. Along with her responsibilities in the admissions office, she also serves as the Coordinator of Intercultural Programs, a duty master and academic advisor in Griswold House, and advisor to Students Talking About Racism (STAR) and the Diversity Council. Her husband, Norman Kim-Senior, is a Spanish Master, Housemaster in Griswold House and coach to the boys freshman soccer team. Kim-Senior holds a B.A. in political science and mass communications from Washington and Lee University and an M.Ed in Higher Education with a certificate in Social Justice Eduction from the University of Massachusetts-Amherst.

  • Kevin Lawrence

    Associate Dean of Admission

    House Affiliation: Upper House
    Extracurriculars: Varsity Football, Varsity Track & Field

    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

    Favorite L’ville Moments: House Olympics, Lessons and Carols, The Pinning Ceremony

    Pat joined the Admission Team as the Visit Coordinator in October of 2007. She attended NJCU majoring in Psychology. Her previous work experience included 15 years as an Administrative and Human Resource Manager for a major insurance company.

  • Vicky Martinez

    Associate Dean of Admission
    Assistant Director of Multicultural Affairs

    House Affiliation: Dawes
    Extracurriculars: Varsity Softball Assistant Coach; Assistant Director of Multicultural Affairs for Student Life; Latinos Unidos Advisor
    Favorite L’ville Moments: Spring Dance Concert; House Olympics; Fall Musical; Convocation

    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.

  • Grace Megaffin

    Assistant Dean of Admission

    House Affiliation: Kirby
    Extracurriculars: Varsity Lacrosse Assistant, Boys' Basketball Scorekeeper

    Appointed 2015
    B.A. in Film Studies, minor in History, Connecticut College. Grace comes to Lawrenceville from the Peddie School, where she was an admissions officer and girls’ lacrosse coach. She has also taught history, and has coached field hockey and basketball, and was herself a two-year captain of Connecticut College’s women’s lacrosse team.

  • Thomas Sheppard

    Dean of Admission and Financial Aid

    House Affiliation: Cleve
    Favorite L’ville Moments: Spring Dance Concert, House Olympics

    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.

  • Sara Tucker

    Director of Financial Aid

    House Affiliation: Reynolds

    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

    Director of Multicultural Affairs

    House Affiliation: Raymond
    Extracurriculars: Crescent House Basketball Guru, Second Form Lifetime Fitness Drill Instructor
    Favorite L’ville Moments: Graduation of '81, watching my daughter perform on the KAC stage in "Oklahoma!"

    Appointed in 1999
    Sam Washington is a 1981 Lawrenceville who serves as both an Associate Dean of Admission and the School's Director of Multicultural Affairs. He is a Second Form boys' Advisor in Raymond. He has a B.A. from Boston College.

  • 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.