The Admissions Entrepreneur - A Day In The Life (Hosted by Tom Schenck)
Episode 07 - Dan Morrissy

Episode 07 - Dan Morrissy

June 4, 2021

A renaissance educator who shares his experience both as a Dean of Students and Director of and Admissions, and how those skill sets have enhanced his career.  He also explains his view on the importance of truly knowing each child well in order to best engage a family. He also shares the critical success that mentors have played in his life and why regular training and cultural fit are the keys to building a successful team.

Show Tracks:

2:01 Transition from Dean to Director of admissions

12:11 ADHD is not the right description

16:49 Admission Skills for the new era

21:17 how to onboard new staff

23:03 The AISAP Advantage

32:53 How to attract good people

38:19 The balance of personal and private life

41:50 The world’s greatest challenges

 

Dan Morrissey, With a leadership style known for asking hard questions, Dan currently serves as the Director of Admission and Financial Aid at Cushing Academy. Dan joined Cushing in 2018 with more than 30 years of experience in independent schools.

 

He previously served as the Dean of Admissions at Western Reserve Academy in Hudson, OH; the Dean of Students at Phillips Exeter Academy in Exeter, NH; and as the Dean of Residential Life at Baylor School in Chattanooga, TN.

 

Dan's leadership of Enrollment Management at Western Reserve and Cushing Academy resulted in significant enrollment percentage growth in domestic boarding increases at both institutions. No matter what the role or the school, Dan has always endeavored to enroll and support the most diverse student body while working to retain a diverse faculty and staff.

 

He is the author of Teaching Clarity, Purpose and Motivation: A Secondary School Advisor’s Handbook (Available on Amazon) and is a frequent speaker at schools and The Association of Boarding Schools on the topic of advising high school students and creating positive parent relations. 

 

Dan likes long walks on the beach, kisses from dogs and fluffy bunny rabbits. 

--

Dan Morrissey

Cushing Academy - Director of Admissions

978.827.7300 (o)

Inquire - Visit - Apply! 

twitter  | youtube  | instagram  | facebook 

 

Enjoy!

Tom


This episode is sponsored by The Independent Educational Consultants Association.

It is the largest and most respected organization representing independent educational consultants. An IECA member educational consultant is a skilled professional who provides counseling to help students and families choose a school that is a good personal match: one that will foster the student’s academic and social growth.

 

IECA members adhere to the strictest ethical standards in the profession, visit hundreds of campuses each year, and are among the most experienced educational consultants in the profession. They focus on finding the best match between student and school.

 

Many schools have gained students from new communities because of their outreach to IECA members. As a Director of admission for 20 years the IECA consultants were crucial in helping us find the best mission appropriate students…they are fantastic people to work with!

 

National and regional media, as well as government agencies, rely on IECA as the authority of the profession. IECA is consistently cited by the media as the association with ethical, student-centered advising.

 

For more information on how to connect with IECA members, go to 

their website/URL: www.IECAonline.com


This episode is sponsored by The School Connection.

The idea is simpleaffordable and meaningful venues for traditional boarding schools, therapeutic schools, and domestic and international Educational Consultants to come together, for informational and networking purposes. This process, ultimately leads to the successful placing of students into the most compatible environment.

The School Connections workshops involve multiple, individual meetings between Educational Consultants and admissions representatives from schools and programs. Their workshops range from 2-3 days and, allow attendees to maximize their time with individual appointments in one workshop, in one location.

Please reach out to them, now!

schoolconnections.org


This episode is brought to you by The Independent School Chairpersons Association

Does your board chair know about ISCA, The Independent School Chairpersons Association?   The mission of ISCA is to support independent school board chairs in becoming effective governance leaders for their Boards.  ISCA accomplishes this by offering peer support and networking, resources and educational opportunities.  Get your Board Chair connected to ISCA today by visiting www.iscachairs.org

 


This episode is brought to you by Wynner Marketing.

They are is a global company that finally understands independent schools. I know, as their advisor, I bring 30 years of educational success as a head of school and director.

 

They don’t try to squeeze you into a campaign template that doesn’t fit your educational needs.. Instead, they first listen carefully to your concerns and develop a creative solution, just for you.

 

They understand the increasing competition in the marketplace, and aggressively pursue a comprehensive campaign to elevate the school brand to your target market.

 

Their precise approach guides potential families from awareness to inquiry, and to finally enroll.

 

They use world class methods to raise credibility and rankings by featuring you in top-tier press campaigns, optimizing your Google rankings with dynamic content.

 

Additionally, they create press releases, funnel and ad campaigns, SMS and email nurturing, enhance domain authority, backlink strategies, as well as engaging top-tier retainers to get you featured in platinum publications such as Forbes and Business Insider.

 

Furthermore, they will create a podcast branding tour to exponentially increase your exposure. They have the skills to help small non-profits to multi-million-dollar corporations.

 

Contact them now… they can save your school!

info@wynnermarketing.com or visit their website www.wynnermarketing.com


This episode is sponsored by the NinjaGram App.

Let’s talk about automating your social media with the NinjaGram app over at www.NinjaGram.app. This Instagram software will help you automate and grow your Instagram following fast. By using their auto follow, auto unfollow, auto comment, auto like and auto story views feature and much more.

Get over to www.NinjaGram.app today to purchase and download the Ninja Gram app at www.NinjaGram.app & start growing your Instagram following fast today.

Also, I want to give a shout out to Hype Music Productions! They Produce all my episodes and I trust, no one else, to bring the quality performance I demand every time. If you need help with your first Podcast… they will take you by the hand and guide you through the whole process. Visit them at www.HypeMusicNetwork.com.


If you enjoy the podcast, would you please consider leaving a short review on Apple Podcasts/iTunes? It takes less than 60 seconds, and it really makes a difference in helping to convince hard-to-get guests. I also love reading the reviews!

Episode 06 - David Hopkins

Episode 06 - David Hopkins

May 27, 2021

David shares how his immersions in several world cultures lead him to a passion to find the common human touch points for all of us. His skills brought him success on many levels as an admission professional, who has developed a world class process for financial aid and a school wide approach to successful recruiting.

Summary:

How the world teaches humanity…crucial admission skills…admissions vs enrollment management…new age financial aid…the billboard of life.

Show Tracks:

1:48 How the world opened my eyes

9:51 The crucial skills to succeed in admissions

14:01 How to involve the whole school for admission success

17:06 The difference between the role of admissions and enrollment management

19:30 Personalized family tuition the new era of financial aid

33:41 24/7 Approach to admissions and life

39:20 Touch points of humanity

42:00 The Billboard of life

 

David Hopkins, Director of Admissions and Enrollment Management at Miss Hall's School

He has lived and studied in 4 different countries which really sparked my passion for the international student experience, which has led to my current role. At Miss Hall's School. He is a thought leader who has  totally redesigned the school’s financial aid program. Your approach has moved away from the traditional model to an indexed tuition model called Personalized Family Tuition. This has allowed the process to be more transparent and accessible for families more here or contact him via email at dhopkins@misshalls.org.

Enjoy!

Tom

 


This episode is sponsored by The Independent Educational Consultants Association.

It is the largest and most respected organization representing independent educational consultants. An IECA member educational consultant is a skilled professional who provides counseling to help students and families choose a school that is a good personal match: one that will foster the student’s academic and social growth.

 

IECA members adhere to the strictest ethical standards in the profession, visit hundreds of campuses each year, and are among the most experienced educational consultants in the profession. They focus on finding the best match between student and school.

 

Many schools have gained students from new communities because of their outreach to IECA members. As a Director of admission for 20 years the IECA consultants were crucial in helping us find the best mission appropriate students…they are fantastic people to work with!

 

National and regional media, as well as government agencies, rely on IECA as the authority of the profession. IECA is consistently cited by the media as the association with ethical, student-centered advising.

 

For more information on how to connect with IECA members, go to 

their website/URL: www.IECAonline.com


This episode is sponsored by The School Connection.

The idea is simpleaffordable and meaningful venues for traditional boarding schools, therapeutic schools, and domestic and international Educational Consultants to come together, for informational and networking purposes. This process, ultimately leads to the successful placing of students into the most compatible environment.

The School Connections workshops involve multiple, individual meetings between Educational Consultants and admissions representatives from schools and programs. Their workshops range from 2-3 days and, allow attendees to maximize their time with individual appointments in one workshop, in one location.

Please reach out to them, now!

schoolconnections.org


This episode is brought to you by The Independent School Chairpersons Association

Does your board chair know about ISCA, The Independent School Chairpersons Association?   The mission of ISCA is to support independent school board chairs in becoming effective governance leaders for their Boards.  ISCA accomplishes this by offering peer support and networking, resources and educational opportunities.  Get your Board Chair connected to ISCA today by visiting www.iscachairs.org

 


This episode is brought to you by Wynner Marketing.

They are is a global company that finally understands independent schools. I know, as their advisor, I bring 30 years of educational success as a head of school and director.

 

They don’t try to squeeze you into a campaign template that doesn’t fit your educational needs.. Instead, they first listen carefully to your concerns and develop a creative solution, just for you.

 

They understand the increasing competition in the marketplace, and aggressively pursue a comprehensive campaign to elevate the school brand to your target market.

 

Their precise approach guides potential families from awareness to inquiry, and to finally enroll.

 

They use world class methods to raise credibility and rankings by featuring you in top-tier press campaigns, optimizing your Google rankings with dynamic content.

 

Additionally, they create press releases, funnel and ad campaigns, SMS and email nurturing, enhance domain authority, backlink strategies, as well as engaging top-tier retainers to get you featured in platinum publications such as Forbes and Business Insider.

 

Furthermore, they will create a podcast branding tour to exponentially increase your exposure. They have the skills to help small non-profits to multi-million-dollar corporations.

 

Contact them now… they can save your school!

info@wynnermarketing.com or visit their website www.wynnermarketing.com


This episode is sponsored by the NinjaGram App.

Let’s talk about automating your social media with the NinjaGram app over at www.NinjaGram.app. This Instagram software will help you automate and grow your Instagram following fast. By using their auto follow, auto unfollow, auto comment, auto like and auto story views feature and much more.

Get over to www.NinjaGram.app today to purchase and download the Ninja Gram app at www.NinjaGram.app & start growing your Instagram following fast today.

Also, I want to give a shout out to Hype Music Productions! They Produce all my episodes and I trust, no one else, to bring the quality performance I demand every time. If you need help with your first Podcast… they will take you by the hand and guide you through the whole process. Visit them at www.HypeMusicNetwork.com.


If you enjoy the podcast, would you please consider leaving a short review on Apple Podcasts/iTunes? It takes less than 60 seconds, and it really makes a difference in helping to convince hard-to-get guests. I also love reading the reviews!

 

Episode 05 - Anne Eileen Behnke

Episode 05 - Anne Eileen Behnke

May 21, 2021

Anne has upheld the principle that if you engage people through empathy and kindness, be willing to work on nights and weekends and help change lives…you will have a successful career in admissions. For over 30 years her simple yet profound approach had brought her success at across the country.

Summary: The power of her “secret sauce”... the good part of Covid-19… three competitive tennis teams, and words to live by.

Show Tracks:

3:51 the evolution of changes and challenges in the admissions profession

8:28 my secret sauce

11:02 the importance of networking

13:14 the good part of COVID-19

15:20 how do we attract top people to be admissions professionals

16:52 how do you motivate and train your staff

27:02 how I balanced my life

29:50 a strong work ethic since childhood

32:20 admissions software

37:00 compensation

4:50 society's challenges

42:10 words to live by

Show Notes:

After finishing boarding school at Woodlands Academy of the Sacred Heart in Lake Forest, IL, she headed to Spring Hill College in Mobile, AL where she graduated in 1982 with a Bachelor's in History.  In 1983 she graduated from Washington University in St. Louis, MO with an MA.Ed in Guidance and Counseling.

 

From there she worked at Sacred Heart Academy in Grand Coteau, LA where she was Director of College Counseling, Dorm Parent for the 8th, 9th and 10th grade girls, coached tennis, taught psychology and assisted in admission when needed.

 

She then spent 12 years as Dean of Admission at the Idyllwild Arts Academy in Idyllwild, CA.  In 2004, Anne joined the Admission office at St. Mark's School in Southborough, MA, where she is completing her 17th year.  Anne is also the Varsity Girls' Tennis Coach, serves on the Senior Administrative team and chairs the External Relations Committee.  She lives on campus with her Cocker Spaniel, Nettie.

 

A little background -

I was born and raised in Decatur, IL.  I have five brothers and sisters and nine nieces and nephews. 

 

Enjoy!

Tom


This episode is sponsored by The Independent Educational Consultants Association.

It is the largest and most respected organization representing independent educational consultants. An IECA member educational consultant is a skilled professional who provides counseling to help students and families choose a school that is a good personal match: one that will foster the student’s academic and social growth.

 

IECA members adhere to the strictest ethical standards in the profession, visit hundreds of campuses each year, and are among the most experienced educational consultants in the profession. They focus on finding the best match between student and school.

 

Many schools have gained students from new communities because of their outreach to IECA members. As a Director of admission for 20 years the IECA consultants were crucial in helping us find the best mission appropriate students…they are fantastic people to work with!

 

National and regional media, as well as government agencies, rely on IECA as the authority of the profession. IECA is consistently cited by the media as the association with ethical, student-centered advising.

 

For more information on how to connect with IECA members, go to 

their website/URL: www.IECAonline.com


This episode is sponsored by The School Connection.

The idea is simpleaffordable and meaningful venues for traditional boarding schools, therapeutic schools, and domestic and international Educational Consultants to come together, for informational and networking purposes. This process, ultimately leads to the successful placing of students into the most compatible environment.

The School Connections workshops involve multiple, individual meetings between Educational Consultants and admissions representatives from schools and programs. Their workshops range from 2-3 days and, allow attendees to maximize their time with individual appointments in one workshop, in one location.

Please reach out to them, now!

schoolconnections.org


This episode is brought to you by The Independent School Chairpersons Association

Does your board chair know about ISCA, The Independent School Chairpersons Association?   The mission of ISCA is to support independent school board chairs in becoming effective governance leaders for their Boards.  ISCA accomplishes this by offering peer support and networking, resources and educational opportunities.  Get your Board Chair connected to ISCA today by visiting www.iscachairs.org

 


This episode is brought to you by Wynner Marketing.

They are is a global company that finally understands independent schools. I know, as their advisor, I bring 30 years of educational success as a head of school and director.

 

They don’t try to squeeze you into a campaign template that doesn’t fit your educational needs.. Instead, they first listen carefully to your concerns and develop a creative solution, just for you.

 

They understand the increasing competition in the marketplace, and aggressively pursue a comprehensive campaign to elevate the school brand to your target market.

 

Their precise approach guides potential families from awareness to inquiry, and to finally enroll.

 

They use world class methods to raise credibility and rankings by featuring you in top-tier press campaigns, optimizing your Google rankings with dynamic content.

 

Additionally, they create press releases, funnel and ad campaigns, SMS and email nurturing, enhance domain authority, backlink strategies, as well as engaging top-tier retainers to get you featured in platinum publications such as Forbes and Business Insider.

 

Furthermore, they will create a podcast branding tour to exponentially increase your exposure. They have the skills to help small non-profits to multi-million-dollar corporations.

 

Contact them now… they can save your school!

info@wynnermarketing.com or visit their website www.wynnermarketing.com


This episode is sponsored by the NinjaGram App.

Let’s talk about automating your social media with the NinjaGram app over at www.NinjaGram.app. This Instagram software will help you automate and grow your Instagram following fast. By using their auto follow, auto unfollow, auto comment, auto like and auto story views feature and much more.

Get over to www.NinjaGram.app today to purchase and download the Ninja Gram app at www.NinjaGram.app & start growing your Instagram following fast today.

Also, I want to give a shout out to Hype Music Productions! They Produce all my episodes and I trust, no one else, to bring the quality performance I demand every time. If you need help with your first Podcast… they will take you by the hand and guide you through the whole process. Visit them at www.HypeMusicNetwork.com.


If you enjoy the podcast, would you please consider leaving a short review on Apple Podcasts/iTunes? It takes less than 60 seconds, and it really makes a difference in helping to convince hard-to-get guests. I also love reading the reviews!

 

 

Episode 04 - Barbarba Eghan

Episode 04 - Barbarba Eghan

May 14, 2021

Barbara Egan, Director of Enrollment Management and Financial Aid for Georgetown Day School discusses the challenges and successes of modernizing the admission office under her tenure. She also discusses the crucial skills the new directors of admission must possess in order to be successful, as well as effective staff management and organization. Furthermore, she talks about the need for equitable compensation for admissions professionals and also discusses how the Zen of cooking, a good run and laying on the beaches of Puerto Vallarta keep her focused and serene.

Episode Take A Ways: The need for purposeful work…higher salaries for admissions professionals…overcoming the impostor syndrome…the Zen of cooking…relentless optimism…talking to each other.

Show Tracks:

2:43 Evolution of GDS Admissions office

10:42 Staff Training

15:04 Staff Management

23:00 Compensation

30:02 Center for Civic Engagement

34:44 Personal organization

39:33 Personal challenges

45:17 Personal Joy

47:30 Society’s Greatest Challenge Today

51:20 Relentless Optimism

55:00 Why we must listen

 

Show Notes

Barbara Eghan has served as Director of Enrollment Management at Georgetown Day School since July 2014. In that time, she has steadily increased enrollment demand by focusing on expanding admissions outreach efforts, overseeing the development of effective ambassador programs, and fully digitizing admissions operations.

Beyond the admissions office, Barbara collaborates with colleagues on existing and new program initiatives, and partners with the Board of Trustees on diversity and inclusion goals, finance, and enrollment planning. 

 

Beyond GDS, Barbara has served as a founding faculty member for the Future Leaders Institute at the Enrollment Management Association (EMA) and on the Admissions Advisory Committee of the Association of Independent Schools in Greater Washington (AISGW). 

 

She has previously worked at Polytechnic School (CA) and Groton School (MA), and served as a board member at Oak Meadow School (MA), along the way also gaining experience as a student advisor, coach, and English teacher.

 

Barbara received her A.B. in history and literature from Harvard University and her Ed.M. in school leadership from Harvard Graduate School of Education.

Barbara lives in Washington, DC, and cherishes her time with her wife, Rachel (a talented independent school leader in her own right), and their dog, Moxie. In July 2021, Barbara will take on a new capacity at GDS as the Founding Executive Director of a newly-established enterprise, the Center for Civic Engagement, whose mission is to equip young people regionally and nationally with the skills to renew and sustain our democracy.

Enjoy!

Tom

 


This episode is sponsored by The Independent Educational Consultants Association.

It is the largest and most respected organization representing independent educational consultants. An IECA member educational consultant is a skilled professional who provides counseling to help students and families choose a school that is a good personal match: one that will foster the student’s academic and social growth.

 

IECA members adhere to the strictest ethical standards in the profession, visit hundreds of campuses each year, and are among the most experienced educational consultants in the profession. They focus on finding the best match between student and school.

 

Many schools have gained students from new communities because of their outreach to IECA members. As a Director of admission for 20 years the IECA consultants were crucial in helping us find the best mission appropriate students…they are fantastic people to work with!

 

National and regional media, as well as government agencies, rely on IECA as the authority of the profession. IECA is consistently cited by the media as the association with ethical, student-centered advising.

 

For more information on how to connect with IECA members, go to 

their website/URL: www.IECAonline.com


This episode is sponsored by The School Connection.

The idea is simpleaffordable and meaningful venues for traditional boarding schools, therapeutic schools, and domestic and international Educational Consultants to come together, for informational and networking purposes. This process, ultimately leads to the successful placing of students into the most compatible environment.

The School Connections workshops involve multiple, individual meetings between Educational Consultants and admissions representatives from schools and programs. Their workshops range from 2-3 days and, allow attendees to maximize their time with individual appointments in one workshop, in one location.

Please reach out to them, now!

schoolconnections.org


This episode is brought to you by The Independent School Chairpersons Association

Does your board chair know about ISCA, The Independent School Chairpersons Association?   The mission of ISCA is to support independent school board chairs in becoming effective governance leaders for their Boards.  ISCA accomplishes this by offering peer support and networking, resources and educational opportunities.  Get your Board Chair connected to ISCA today by visiting www.iscachairs.org

 


This episode is brought to you by Wynner Marketing.

They are is a global company that finally understands independent schools. I know, as their advisor, I bring 30 years of educational success as a head of school and director.

 

They don’t try to squeeze you into a campaign template that doesn’t fit your educational needs.. Instead, they first listen carefully to your concerns and develop a creative solution, just for you.

 

They understand the increasing competition in the marketplace, and aggressively pursue a comprehensive campaign to elevate the school brand to your target market.

 

Their precise approach guides potential families from awareness to inquiry, and to finally enroll.

 

They use world class methods to raise credibility and rankings by featuring you in top-tier press campaigns, optimizing your Google rankings with dynamic content.

 

Additionally, they create press releases, funnel and ad campaigns, SMS and email nurturing, enhance domain authority, backlink strategies, as well as engaging top-tier retainers to get you featured in platinum publications such as Forbes and Business Insider.

 

Furthermore, they will create a podcast branding tour to exponentially increase your exposure. They have the skills to help small non-profits to multi-million-dollar corporations.

 

Contact them now… they can save your school!

info@wynnermarketing.com or visit their website www.wynnermarketing.com


This episode is sponsored by the NinjaGram App.

Let’s talk about automating your social media with the NinjaGram app over at www.NinjaGram.app. This Instagram software will help you automate and grow your Instagram following fast. By using their auto follow, auto unfollow, auto comment, auto like and auto story views feature and much more.

Get over to www.NinjaGram.app today to purchase and download the Ninja Gram app at www.NinjaGram.app & start growing your Instagram following fast today.

Also, I want to give a shout out to Hype Music Productions! They Produce all my episodes and I trust, no one else, to bring the quality performance I demand every time. If you need help with your first Podcast… they will take you by the hand and guide you through the whole process. Visit them at www.HypeMusicNetwork.com.


If you enjoy the podcast, would you please consider leaving a short review on Apple Podcasts/iTunes? It takes less than 60 seconds, and it really makes a difference in helping to convince hard-to-get guests. I also love reading the reviews!

 

Episode 03 - Bethany Di Napoli

Episode 03 - Bethany Di Napoli

May 7, 2021

How ISCA meets the crucial needs of board chairs…how boards can best work with Admission offices…Trust your “knowing”… Continua con la forza (Go forward with strength).

 

Show Tracks:

3:04 New ISCA services

9:46 Top three new chair challenges

13:31 New board configurations

19:00 How to manage board expectations

24:27 How boards can best work with admissions

30:00 Personal and Professional organization…Dance, Tennis and Italian cooking

36:00 Favorite travel spots

39:00 Founding a perfume company

45:01 Stopping Hunger

46:39 What the world needs more of

50:21 One of my greatest challenges

58:20 How my husband and I met

Show Notes

Bethany Di Napoli is the Executive Director of the Independent School Chairpersons Association.  She helps provide independent school chairs with the resources, education and support they need to be successful in their role as board chair.  As a former independent school board chair and member of ISCA, she understands first hand the challenges and rewards of serving in that role and also benefited from the tremendous support ISCA provided to her when she was board chair.  

 

Bethany’s professional background is in public health and nutrition having worked at the RI Department of Health for many years before leaving her position to care for her four school age children.  

 

Her involvement with her children’s independent school lead to her being appointed Board Chair of St. Michael’s Country Day School in Newport, RI where she served in that role for 5 1/2 years.  Bethany has served as Executive Director of ISCA since August of 2017 and has had the honor and pleasure of connecting ISCA members with experts in respective disciplines related to the board’s work including governance, legal, financial and diversity experts.  She has been proud to see the organization grow and serve more board chairs under her leadership.  

 

Bethany also serves on the board of directors for a professional contemporary ballet company in Newport, RI where she lives with her husband and 4 children.  

Bethany can be reached via email at bethany@iscachairs.org or by phone at 401-216-8079.  

 

Enjoy!

Tom

 


This episode is sponsored by The Independent Educational Consultants Association.

It is the largest and most respected organization representing independent educational consultants. An IECA member educational consultant is a skilled professional who provides counseling to help students and families choose a school that is a good personal match: one that will foster the student’s academic and social growth.

 

IECA members adhere to the strictest ethical standards in the profession, visit hundreds of campuses each year, and are among the most experienced educational consultants in the profession. They focus on finding the best match between student and school.

 

Many schools have gained students from new communities because of their outreach to IECA members. As a Director of admission for 20 years the IECA consultants were crucial in helping us find the best mission appropriate students…they are fantastic people to work with!

 

National and regional media, as well as government agencies, rely on IECA as the authority of the profession. IECA is consistently cited by the media as the association with ethical, student-centered advising.

 

For more information on how to connect with IECA members, go to 

their website/URL: www.IECAonline.com


This episode is sponsored by The School Connection.

The idea is simpleaffordable and meaningful venues for traditional boarding schools, therapeutic schools, and domestic and international Educational Consultants to come together, for informational and networking purposes. This process, ultimately leads to the successful placing of students into the most compatible environment.

The School Connections workshops involve multiple, individual meetings between Educational Consultants and admissions representatives from schools and programs. Their workshops range from 2-3 days and, allow attendees to maximize their time with individual appointments in one workshop, in one location.

Please reach out to them, now!

schoolconnections.org


This episode is brought to you by The Independent School Chairpersons Association

Does your board chair know about ISCA, The Independent School Chairpersons Association?   The mission of ISCA is to support independent school board chairs in becoming effective governance leaders for their Boards.  ISCA accomplishes this by offering peer support and networking, resources and educational opportunities.  Get your Board Chair connected to ISCA today by visiting www.iscachairs.org

 


This episode is brought to you by Wynner Marketing.

They are is a global company that finally understands independent schools. I know, as their advisor, I bring 30 years of educational success as a head of school and director.

 

They don’t try to squeeze you into a campaign template that doesn’t fit your educational needs.. Instead, they first listen carefully to your concerns and develop a creative solution, just for you.

 

They understand the increasing competition in the marketplace, and aggressively pursue a comprehensive campaign to elevate the school brand to your target market.

 

Their precise approach guides potential families from awareness to inquiry, and to finally enroll.

 

They use world class methods to raise credibility and rankings by featuring you in top-tier press campaigns, optimizing your Google rankings with dynamic content.

 

Additionally, they create press releases, funnel and ad campaigns, SMS and email nurturing, enhance domain authority, backlink strategies, as well as engaging top-tier retainers to get you featured in platinum publications such as Forbes and Business Insider.

 

Furthermore, they will create a podcast branding tour to exponentially increase your exposure. They have the skills to help small non-profits to multi-million-dollar corporations.

 

Contact them now… they can save your school!

info@wynnermarketing.com or visit their website www.wynnermarketing.com


This episode is sponsored by the NinjaGram App.

Let’s talk about automating your social media with the NinjaGram app over at www.NinjaGram.app. This Instagram software will help you automate and grow your Instagram following fast. By using their auto follow, auto unfollow, auto comment, auto like and auto story views feature and much more.

Get over to www.NinjaGram.app today to purchase and download the Ninja Gram app at www.NinjaGram.app & start growing your Instagram following fast today.

Also, I want to give a shout out to Hype Music Productions! They Produce all my episodes and I trust, no one else, to bring the quality performance I demand every time. If you need help with your first Podcast… they will take you by the hand and guide you through the whole process. Visit them at www.HypeMusicNetwork.com.


If you enjoy the podcast, would you please consider leaving a short review on Apple Podcasts/iTunes? It takes less than 60 seconds, and it really makes a difference in helping to convince hard-to-get guests. I also love reading the reviews!

 

Explore a full range of our services, guest opportunities, memberships,  newsletter, past show notes and sponsor applications… please go to our website www.Dartmouthassociates.com.

 

Episode 02 - Mark Sklarow

Episode 02 - Mark Sklarow

April 30, 2021

How admission professionals must really know their school and the courage to present the details… Why sales fundamentals are the new skill set necessary to thrive…why we need kindness now more than every.

 

Show Tracks:

4:33 History of IECA

15:17 What admission professionals must know

32:02 Balancing personal and professional life

38:47 Secrets of leadership

44:02 What cooking means to me

48:07 My high school years

50:00 Todays injustices and the roles Independent schools must play

57: 01 How I met my wife

 

Mark, I am absolutely delighted to have you as my guest. I remember your warmth and kindness when I first met you, early in my career, as a young admissions officer at my first IECA Conference.

 


This episode is sponsored by The Independent Educational Consultants Association.

It is the largest and most respected organization representing independent educational consultants. An IECA member educational consultant is a skilled professional who provides counseling to help students and families choose a school that is a good personal match: one that will foster the student’s academic and social growth.

 

IECA members adhere to the strictest ethical standards in the profession, visit hundreds of campuses each year, and are among the most experienced educational consultants in the profession. They focus on finding the best match between student and school.

 

Many schools have gained students from new communities because of their outreach to IECA members. As a Director of admission for 20 years the IECA consultants were crucial in helping us find the best mission appropriate students…they are fantastic people to work with!

 

National and regional media, as well as government agencies, rely on IECA as the authority of the profession. IECA is consistently cited by the media as the association with ethical, student-centered advising.

 

For more information on how to connect with IECA members, go to 

their website/URL: www.IECAonline.com


This episode is sponsored by The School Connection.

The idea is simpleaffordable and meaningful venues for traditional boarding schools, therapeutic schools, and domestic and international Educational Consultants to come together, for informational and networking purposes. This process, ultimately leads to the successful placing of students into the most compatible environment.

The School Connections workshops involve multiple, individual meetings between Educational Consultants and admissions representatives from schools and programs. Their workshops range from 2-3 days and, allow attendees to maximize their time with individual appointments in one workshop, in one location.

Please reach out to them, now!

schoolconnections.org


This episode is brought to you by The Independent School Chairpersons Association

Does your board chair know about ISCA, The Independent School Chairpersons Association?   The mission of ISCA is to support independent school board chairs in becoming effective governance leaders for their Boards.  ISCA accomplishes this by offering peer support and networking, resources and educational opportunities.  Get your Board Chair connected to ISCA today by visiting www.iscachairs.org

 


This episode is brought to you by Wynner Marketing.

They are is a global company that finally understands independent schools. I know, as their advisor, I bring 30 years of educational success as a head of school and director.

 

They don’t try to squeeze you into a campaign template that doesn’t fit your educational needs.. Instead, they first listen carefully to your concerns and develop a creative solution, just for you

 

They understand the increasing competition in the marketplace, and aggressively pursue a comprehensive campaign to elevate the school brand to your target market.

 

Their precise approach guides potential families from awareness to inquiry, and to finally enroll.

 

They use world class methods to raise credibility and rankings by featuring you in top-tier press campaigns, optimizing your Google rankings with dynamic content.

 

Additionally, they create press releases, funnel and ad campaigns, SMS and email nurturing, enhance domain authority, backlink strategies, as well as engaging top-tier retainers to get you featured in platinum publications such as Forbes and Business Insider.

 

Furthermore, they will create a podcast branding tour to exponentially increase your exposure. They have the skills to help small non-profits to multi-million-dollar corporations.

 

Contact them now… they can save your school!

info@wynnermarketing.com or visit their website www.wynnermarketing.com


This episode is sponsored by the NinjaGram App.

Let’s talk about automating your social media with the NinjaGram app over at www.NinjaGram.app. This Instagram software will help you automate and grow your Instagram following fast. By using their auto follow, auto unfollow, auto comment, auto like and auto story views feature and much more.

Get over to www.NinjaGram.app today to purchase and download the Ninja Gram app at www.NinjaGram.app & start growing your Instagram following fast today.

Also, I want to give a shout out to Hype Music Productions! They Produce all my episodes and I trust, no one else, to bring the quality performance I demand every time. If you need help with your first Podcast… they will take you by the hand and guide you through the whole process. Visit them at www.HypeMusicNetwork.com.


If you enjoy the podcast, would you please consider leaving a short review on Apple Podcasts/iTunes? It takes less than 60 seconds, and it really makes a difference in helping to convince hard-to-get guests. I also love reading the reviews!

 

Explore a full range of our services, guest opportunities, memberships,  newsletter, past show notes and sponsor applications… please go to our website www.Dartmouthassociates.com.

 

 

Episode 01 - Patrick Finn

Episode 01 - Patrick Finn

April 20, 2021

A lifetime in admissions, and how mentor-ship is the secret to a successful career and a fulfilled life. Our guest today is Patrick Finn is a dear friend of mine and I am delighted that he is here with us. today. He founded School Connections in 2007. He created a format that would make it easier and more cost effective for admissions representatives and educational consultants to meet. By the way, I love your company…my school clients use your method and have been thrilled with the results! Patrick also brings a wealth of experience in independent school admission, financial aid, and enrollment management, as well as a deep understanding and appreciation of school communities. Patrick holds a BA in History from the University of Virginia and an MS in Education from Pennsylvania State University. From 1987 to 2002, he was Director of Admission at Canterbury School in New Milford, CT. He served as Assistant Head of School and Director of Admission at St. Timothy’s from 2002-2009. From 2011-2017, he was the Director of Enrollment at Foxcroft School. Most recently Patrick served as interim Head of School at Wakefield Country Day School in Huntly, VA. He has coached lacrosse, basketball, and has taught Ethics. Currently Patrick is the Offensive Coordinator for the men’s lacrosse team at the University of Mary Washington. Please enjoy!

 

Show Listing:

03:19 History of School Connections

10:00 Old School Admission Training

16:01 Admissions skills for the new era

20:16 Work/Life balance

25:13 Personal Hobbies

35:20 The importance of mentoring

41:17 Societal injustices

44:02 The importance of books

 

Music throughout this episode courtesy of Epidemic Sound.

 


This episode is sponsored by The Independent Educational Consultants Association.

It is the largest and most respected organization representing independent educational consultants. An IECA member educational consultant is a skilled professional who provides counseling to help students and families choose a school that is a good personal match: one that will foster the student’s academic and social growth.

 

IECA members adhere to the strictest ethical standards in the profession, visit hundreds of campuses each year, and are among the most experienced educational consultants in the profession. They focus on finding the best match between student and school.

 

Many schools have gained students from new communities because of their outreach to IECA members. As a Director of admission for 20 years the IECA consultants were crucial in helping us find the best mission appropriate students…they are fantastic people to work with!

 

National and regional media, as well as government agencies, rely on IECA as the authority of the profession. IECA is consistently cited by the media as the association with ethical, student-centered advising.

 

For more information on how to connect with IECA members, go to 

their website/URL: www.IECAonline.com


This episode is sponsored by The School Connection.

The idea is simpleaffordable and meaningful venues for traditional boarding schools, therapeutic schools, and domestic and international Educational Consultants to come together, for informational and networking purposes. This process, ultimately leads to the successful placing of students into the most compatible environment.

The School Connections workshops involve multiple, individual meetings between Educational Consultants and admissions representatives from schools and programs. Their workshops range from 2-3 days and, allow attendees to maximize their time with individual appointments in one workshop, in one location.

Please reach out to them, now!

schoolconnections.org


This episode is brought to you by The Independent School Chairpersons Association

Does your board chair know about ISCA, The Independent School Chairpersons Association?   The mission of ISCA is to support independent school board chairs in becoming effective governance leaders for their Boards.  ISCA accomplishes this by offering peer support and networking, resources and educational opportunities.  Get your Board Chair connected to ISCA today by visiting www.iscachairs.org

 


This episode is brought to you by Wynner Marketing.

They are is a global company that finally understands independent schools. I know, as their advisor, I bring 30 years of educational success as a head of school and director.

 

They don’t try to squeeze you into a campaign template that doesn’t fit your educational needs.. Instead, they first listen carefully to your concerns and develop a creative solution, just for you

 

They understand the increasing competition in the marketplace, and aggressively pursue a comprehensive campaign to elevate the school brand to your target market.

 

Their precise approach guides potential families from awareness to inquiry, and to finally enroll.

 

They use world class methods to raise credibility and rankings by featuring you in top-tier press campaigns, optimizing your Google rankings with dynamic content.

 

Additionally, they create press releases, funnel and ad campaigns, SMS and email nurturing, enhance domain authority, backlink strategies, as well as engaging top-tier retainers to get you featured in platinum publications such as Forbes and Business Insider.

 

Furthermore, they will create a podcast branding tour to exponentially increase your exposure. They have the skills to help small non-profits to multi-million-dollar corporations.

 

Contact them now… they can save your school!

info@wynnermarketing.com or visit their website www.wynnermarketing.com


This episode is sponsored by the NinjaGram App.

Let’s talk about automating your social media with the NinjaGram app over at www.NinjaGram.app. This Instagram software will help you automate and grow your Instagram following fast. By using their auto follow, auto unfollow, auto comment, auto like and auto story views feature and much more.

Get over to www.NinjaGram.app today to purchase and download the Ninja Gram app at www.NinjaGram.app & start growing your Instagram following fast today.

Also, I want to give a shout out to Hype Music Productions! They Produce all my episodes and I trust, no one else, to bring the quality performance I demand every time. If you need help with your first Podcast… they will take you by the hand and guide you through the whole process. Visit them at www.HypeMusicNetwork.com.


If you enjoy the podcast, would you please consider leaving a short review on Apple Podcasts/iTunes? It takes less than 60 seconds, and it really makes a difference in helping to convince hard-to-get guests. I also love reading the reviews!

 

Explore a full range of our services, guest opportunities, memberships,  newsletter, past show notes and sponsor applications… please go to our website www.Dartmouthassociates.com.

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