10. Reflecting on Small School Admissions with Melinda Ellingsworth & Kelly Nguyen

In this special admissions panel episode, we’re joined by Melinda and Kelly as they share great tips for tours and open houses, the pivots they’ve made over the past pandemic year, and ways they incorporate mindfulness into their work and personal lives.

About Melinda Ellingsworth & Kelly Nguyen:

Melinda Ellingsworth is the Director of Advancement at Walden School, a 280-student K-12 independent school in Louisville, KY. Melinda formerly served as the school’s Director of Admissions for two years. Melinda and her team are responsible for establishing the overall admissions and enrollment strategies based on a thorough evaluation of enrollment trends, marketing analysis, and outcome measurement. Melinda oversees the Admissions, Development, and Marketing Departments.

Kelly Nguyen is the Director of Admissions at Butler Montessori, a small independent Montessori School in Darnestown, MD. She taught Lower Elementary there for five years before taking on the administrative role. She oversees all aspects of admissions and directs the process from inquiry through enrollment. This year because of the pandemic, Kelly also returned to the classroom as an Upper Elementary teacher. Developing easy-to-use organization systems supported Kelly in balancing the responsibilities and tasks that come with admissions and being an educator.

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