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 and in 2016 became the Dean of Enrollment Management. 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.
House Affiliation: Davidson Extracurriculars: Varsity Baseball Assistant Coach
Will joined Lawrenceville as the Dean of Admission in July 2016. Will has spent the last seven years in admission – three years at Brimmer and May School (Chestnut Hill, MA) and most recently four years at The Taft School (Watertown, CT). At Taft, Will also served as a dorm head, and coached soccer, volleyball, and baseball. Will graduated from Bates College in 2000, and began his teaching career in 2003 at his alma mater, Holderness School, where he taught math, coached snowboarding and baseball, and served as a dorm parent. In 2007 Will earned an MBA from Duke University and spent two years working within Johnson & Johnson’s Consumer Health Care group. It was during this time that Will missed the rewarding work being done in independent schools and transitioned out of the corporate world. Will and his wife Devon, along with their dog Poppy, are thrilled to be a part of the Lawrenceville community.
Database Administrator, Assistant to Dean of Enrollment Management
Christy joins Lawrenceville with eight years of admissions experience in higher education. She previously worked in various positions such as an Admission Analyst and Assistant Director of Admission Operations. Christy received her M.B.A. in Management from Centenary University and her B.A. in Anthropology and Sociology, with a minor in Psychology, from Lafayette College.
Favorite L'ville Moment:Dr. Shilts's English classes
Meghan is a 1990 graduate of The Lawrenceville School and received her BA in French and History from Washington & Lee University. After college, Meghan spent almost 15 years working in the advertising industry in client services. During that time, Meghan managed a wide range of accounts in New York, Europe and Asia for Grey Advertising, Clear Channel and G2 Worldwide.
Meghan previously served as a Lawrenceville Alumni Trustee Selector and is co-President of Lawrenceville’s Greater Princeton Alumni Club. She also serves on the Boards of the Princeton Public Library and The Historical Society of Princeton.
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.
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
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.
House Affiliation: Woodhull Extracurriculars: Girls JV Softball Assistant Coach Favorite L’ville Moments: House Dance Wars, Lessons & Carols, Woodhull planting potatoes at the school farm
Vanessa Gieske became a part-time member of the Lawrenceville School Admission Office in 2011. She is now a full time Associate 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.
House Affiliation: Carter Extracurriculars: JV Softball Head Coach Favorite L'ville Moments: JV Softball beating Hill at home
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 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.
Associate Dean of Admission; Coordinator of Intercultural Programs
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
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 Education from the University of Massachusetts-Amherst.
House Affiliation: Upper House Extracurriculars: Varsity Football, Varsity Track & Field
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.
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 workexperience included 15 years as an Administrative and Human Resource Manager for a major insurance company.
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
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.
House Affiliation: Kirby Extracurriculars: JV Field Hockey Coach, Varsity Lacrosse Assistant Favorite L'ville Moments: House Olympics and Kirby Music Festival
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.
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.
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!"
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 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.
Favorite Lville Moments: Watching my two children who had never acted on stage in KAC perform in the Spring Dance Concert. Sharing conversation with my kids’ friends, back when they were students and now. Celebrating as each of my three children walked across the stage at their graduations. Being inducted into the Class of 1978 as an Honorary Member integrating the previously all-male class!
Carolyn graduated from Princeton University with a degree in Biology where she captained the women’s swim team. She taught high school science before having three children. She has held many volunteer roles in the community and has dedicated countless hours to Lawrenceville as a House Parent, Team Parent, Admission Office Volunteer, Theater and Dance Parent Volunteer, and the Past President of Parents @ Lawrenceville, the parent’s association of the school. Her husband, Tim ‘78, is the past President of the Alumni Association and a Board Member of the school.
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