Director of Admission
Beth Whitney has enjoyed working in education for more than 20 years as a teacher, adviser, coach and administrator. She joined Fay School in 2010 as the Director of Admission and says “I have the best job in the world - every day I get to talk with students and parents about their aspirations and dreams.” Her previous admissions experience has included Middlebury College, Yale University, and Choate Rosemary Hall.
Beth was nominated Middlebury College’s Woman of the Year in 1998, was given a Marin Education Fund Hero in Education Award in 2003, and represented the United States at the United Nations’ University for Peace Educating for the 21st Century program in 2006. Beth has published articles and photographs in magazines, newspapers and books, and was a contributing editor for the National Association for Independent School’s book International Students in Independent Schools: A Guide for Educators (2nd ed.) in 2013. She is on the Board of Directors for AISAP and serves on the Junior Boarding Schools Association Steering Committee.
Beth lives on campus with her husband and three daughters, and her two eldest attend Fay.
Associate Director of Admission, Director of Financial Aid
Susan joined Fay School in June 2014. Having worked at elementary through collegiate level schools, she brings a wealth of admissions and financial aid experience to a veteran admissions office. “While at Andover, I had a great respect for Fay students, academic program and sense of community. I am now thrilled to be part of Fay’s Admissions team, help families navigate the application process, and find the best educational option for their children.” As Director of Financial Aid, Susan oversee the School’s $1.9M financial aid budget, which enables families of diverse socioeconomic backgrounds receive a Fay education. She lives in nearby Ashland with her husband, Dimitry, son, Amari, and their playful Shihtzu, Shadow.
Director of Primary And Lower School Admission
Brad Sicchitano has been a teacher for eleven years. Having taught various grade levels and subject areas, he found his greatest passion working with children and their parents to identify strong connections as an admission officer at Fay School since 2007. Creating connections with families and their children has offered an opportunity to discover students' passion for school along with each parent's desire for better opportunities, resources, and nurturing in their child's education.
Brad has coached the varsity wrestling team for six years, worked with student boarders, and been an Upper School advisor. His interests include a love of history and the opportunity to read a great book. Brad is the very proud father of three Fay School students: Aidan '13, Bryn '19, and Davin '20. His wife, Kelly, has been a teacher for over 20 years at a local independent school.
Kathy MacLeod thoroughly enjoys welcoming and helping new families discover how positive and inclusive the Fay School community truly is. “New students at Fay transition very quickly, making many friends among peers and faculty while gaining confidence as well as a wide variety of new ideas and impressive skills. It is my greatest joy to watch a student progress through the grades and graduate as a mature and very distinctive person.” In addition to her admission work, Kathy has been active in the Residential Life and Athletic programs at Fay.
Kathy has worn many hats over the course of her thirty-five year independent school career: teacher, coach, athletic coordinator, dorm parent, residential director, diversity coordinator and admission officer. In addition to Fay, she taught at a renowned N-12 Quaker school in Rhode Island for 28 years. Kathy was an independent school parent for 18 years and easily relates to the hopes and concerns of all parents. “I love that Fay actively seeks a great variety of students and faculty to intentionally create a dynamic and enlightened learning community.”
Kathy lives nearby in Westborough with her history teacher husband and two dogs. Her daughter is a graphic artist and independent school coach, and her son is an army combat veteran currently pursuing his second master’s degree. Kathy enjoys hiking, canoeing, birding, art, music, reading, antiques and spending time in her beloved Adirondacks.
Matthew Greene is a graduate of Union College. Prior to working at Fay, he was a ninth grade program history lead teacher at Lawrence Academy, where his work included designing a paperless history class and virtual learning space focused on skills-based history studies. Also at Lawrence Academy, Matt was a baseball coach, dorm parent, and advisor. He also taught history at the Woodhall School in Bethlehem, Connecticut, to 10th and 11th grade students. He is an active soccer, ice hockey, and softball player, and his many outside interests include the Special Olympics, paralympic sled hockey, philosophy, debating, and theater.
Sheila Olson joined the Fay Admissions Office team in the summer of 2015. Originally a field archaeologist, Sheila also spent several years as an ancient history teacher and assistant director of development at an independent K-12 school in the Los Angeles area. She enjoyed a later career as a corporate lawyer in New York, before ultimately returning to her roots in independent schools.
Sheila has lived and worked in Europe and Latin America and enjoys interacting with both domestic and international students and their families. She is a graduate of Harvard College and Harvard Law School, and holds graduate archaeology degrees from the University of London and UCLA. She currently lives in Wellesley with her family, where she is a member of the town council.
In addition to history, law and local politics, Sheila enjoys cooking and sports. She is a former All-American swimmer and still cheers for her beloved Brazilian soccer team, C.R. Flamengo.
Assistant to the Director of Admission
Carla joins Fay from Lincoln Country Day School, where she worked as both a fulltime and then substitute teacher for students ages 3 to 5. A graduate of Princeton University, she has also worked as a communications manager, assistant sales manager, and outreach coordinator in various non-profits. In these positions, Carla gained experience organizing events, working with families and a variety of constituencies, writing and publishing online content. She was also a staff member at the Louisa May Alcott Orchard House Museum, where she managed tour guides and the tour schedule.
Fay School Office of Admission
48 Main Street
Southborough, MA 01772
60 Main Street
Southborough, MA 01772