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Admission Director Interview Series
Recently, we had the chance to catch up with Dan Vorenberg, head of the co-educational Mirman school for highly gifted children in Los Angeles. In the 90’s, Dan made the leap from teaching to administration where he worked as the head of a number of independent schools. Looking at education through so many lenses made...
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It’s About Community We were lucky enough to snag half an hour of Marcia Capparela’s time recently and were able to dig into her huge depth of knowledge as the admissions director at Westland for the past 7 years. Marcia actually got into education as a parent in the 1970’s when she became involved with...
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The Echo Horizon Difference Abeni Bias is in her second year as admissions director for Echo Horizon—a school that emphasizes character education in concert with academics in order to facilitate social and emotional growth, critical thinking, autonomy resilience and social responsibility. Abeni has dipped into every facet of education from the classroom to administration. Originally...
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Twice-Exceptional – Our Interview with Doug Lenzini, Director of Admissions at Bridges Academy We recently caught up with Doug Lenzini, who has been the Director of Admissions at Bridges Academy for the past seventeen years. Bridges is an independent school committed to providing high-quality primary and secondary education to gifted students who also have complex...
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Admission nuances—letting personalities shine and believing in your school’s mission— A conversation with Tanynya Hekymara—Director of Admissions and Civic Engagement at The Oaks School This week, we got the privilege of catching up with Tanynya Hekymara, the Director of Admissions and Civic Engagement  at The Oaks School. Tanynya emphasized the importance of getting on board...
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A REASSURING PERSPECTIVE ON PRIVATE SCHOOL ADMISSIONS: AN INTERVIEW WITH ALEC MOSS, DIRECTOR OF ADMISSIONS AT NOTRE DAME HIGH SCHOOL We recently had the chance to sit down with Alec Moss, Director of Admissions at Notre Dame High School, and were happy to find that there are a lot more ways than one to success...
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Removing Anxiety from the Admissions Process: Our Interview with Steve Milich, Director of Admission at The Buckley School There are few things more seemingly daunting than independent school admission process. Students and parents alike can quickly get lost in the “what if’s” and anxiety of admission. We recently caught up we Steve Milich, the admissions...
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Admission Misconceptions: Our Interview with Ashley R. Jackson, ​Middle School ​Director of Admission at Milken Community​ ​Schools There are few obstacles more difficult for Los Angeles parents to navigate in the private middle and high school application process than the misconceptions: the rumors whispered at school pick-up, the whispers of Dos and Don’ts which ultimately...
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