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We Admit! True Stories from Admission & Enrollment Professionals

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Join AISAP’s Janice Crampton as she hosts honest conversations with admission and enrollment professionals, highlighting the trials and triumphs of working within the independent school community. Listen to this podcast to be educated, elevated, and empowered to go out there and Admit!
9 Episodes
Scaling the ranks as a young professional in this industry takes incredible persistence, confidence, and charm. Today we talk with Nastaran Hakimi, Director of Enrollment Management & Institutional Advancement at Boston University Academy, and learn how her extroverted personality, natural gift for giving school tours, and focused determination to excel in this profession has led to a blossoming career.
As Senior Associate Director of Admissions at Pomfret School in Connecticut, Kelly Sheehan is involved in nearly every aspect of the boarding school lifestyle. Whether she's connecting with prospective students and families or being enthusiastically present within the campus community, Kelly's passionate leadership from the center cultivates an authentic and personable admission and enrollment process for all. 
Every independent school has a mission statement, but how often does our current, lived reality match this ideal vision? Dr. Beth-Sarah Wright is the Director of Enrollment Management at Holy Innocents’ Episcopal School in Atlanta, Georgia, and a passionate advocate for building authentic communities through DIGNITY: Diversity, Identity, Growth, Nurture, Integrity, Transparency, and Yield. Learn more about Beth-Sarah and her newest book Dignity: Seven Strategies for Creating Authentic Community at
Many professionals talk about “revolutionizing modern education,” but few have the courage, resources, and skills to bring about real impact. On today’s episode, we meet one of these rare individuals. Henry Fairfax is the innovative and forward-thinking Head of Revolution School in Philadelphia, a progressive high school that’s breaking down the walls between learning and life. 
How does Vanessa Prescott embody the joys of her school’s mission and challenge her leadership skills each day? The answer can be found somewhere between test tubes and testimonials. Join us as we talk about Vanessa’s impeccable style and how she carefully curates every step in the enrollment process. Her continual thirst for knowledge ensures her students’ needs are met while demonstrating authentic institutional values.
Join host Janice Crampton for a chat with 30-year veterans in the profession Geordie Mitchell and Steve Bristol. From their first employment at the same school to now being directors of schools on opposite sides of the US, listen and learn how they are passionate about the value of community, ethical behavior, and family first. How leading with the values we’re trying to teach at our school must be demonstrated in our admission and enrollment processes. 
From motherhood to celebrating her work wives, Kathy Mitchell O'Neal chats with Janice Crampton and dives deep into her years of experience in admissions and enrollment management. Her years of experience in this profession have been filled with moments of success, lessons learned, and the journey to her current position at The Hawken School managing three campuses, staff, family, and a work life balance that is non negotiable. 
What gives you energy every day? What’s your true purpose - that thing that gives meaning more than just your mission? How might other people's definition of success make your ego get in your own way of finding joy? Join host Janice Crampton for a chat with Cyndee Lake, Chief Purpose Officer & Co-Founder at Blank Page, where she coaches admission and enrollment professionals on finding their North Star and becoming their best selves. 
Welcome to the inaugural episode of the We Admit! podcast. Join host Janice Crampton for a chat with David McBride, Vice Principal of Enrolment Management at Upper Canada College. You’ll hear why he is one of the most hated men in Toronto every February 26 and how he manages that truth. Tune in to learn how he is coping in an admission cycle by leaning on his school leadership support and reminding himself of what keeps him in this profession.
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