The Foundation for a Meaningful Life Kindergarten - Grade 9 in Southborough, MA
Meet the Team
Our team is excited to assist you with any part of the admission process. Please do not hesitate to contact us with any questions or to schedule a visit. Our office hours are Monday-Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. EST.
Beth Whitney has enjoyed working in education for more than 20 years as a teacher, advisor, 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, received 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 21stCentury program in 2006. Beth has published articles and photographs in magazines, newspapers, and books, and she 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 serves as Vice President of the Board of Directors for the Association of Independent School Admission Professionals (AISAP) and serves on the Junior Boarding Schools Association Steering Committee. She has presented at conferences of The Enrollment Management Association; NAFSA: Association of International Educators; The Independent Educational Consultants Association; The Association of Boarding Schools; the Council for Advancement and Support of Education; and AISAP. Beth lives on campus with her husband and three daughters, two of whom attend Fay.
Senior Associate Director of Admission, Director of Financial Aid
Susan joined Fay School in June 2014. Having worked at elementary through collegiate level schools for nearly 20 years, she brings a wealth of admissions and financial aid experience to the Office of Admission. She says, “While at Phillips Academy Andover, I had great respect for Fay's students, academic program, and sense of community. I am 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 oversees the School’s $3.4M financial aid budget, which enables families of diverse socioeconomic backgrounds to receive a Fay education.
When Susan is not traveling domestically and internationally on behalf of Fay, she enjoys working with Fay students in the Admission Ambassador Program, Community Connections, and co-sponsoring Fay Tasty, a cooking club. She lives in nearby Ashland with her husband Dimitry, son Amari, and their playful Boston Terrier, Brussel. Susan is President of the Ashland Extended Day Advisory Board, and volunteers with a variety of service organizations in the Ashland community.
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Andy Ferrara has served in the capacity of Assistant Director of Admission since his arrival at Fay in 2016. Andy’s early work experience included several years as a classroom teacher at Tenacre Country Day, Park School, and the Pike School. More recently, he worked as a middle school humanities teacher, Associate Director of Admission, and Dean of Students at Brimmer and May. Additionally, Andy spent many years as a tennis professional at area clubs, as well as a coach at the high school and collegiate level. Here at Fay, Andy finds it gratifying to work with families through the admission process and help them to begin a journey and a partnership that will positively impact their lives.
Andy lives in suburban Boston with his wife Chris, their two teenage children Andrew and Elena, and Toby the family’s loyal and squirrel-crazed dog. He enjoys spending time with family, writing, fundraising for charities he holds dear, traveling to sports car races and auctions across North America, playing tennis and golf, and cooking with his kids.
Jennifer Weeden joined the Fay School admissions team in July 2019 as Assistant Director of Admission. She brings 16 years of admissions experience, having worked from early learning through to the secondary school level and with day and boarding school families. Her recent work as Associate Director of Admission and Financial Aid at The Cambridge School of Weston gave her the opportunity not only to meet the well-prepared students from Fay School, but also to appreciate the extraordinary value of Fay’s Upper School program. “The continuity of the student experience through 9th grade means that students have an advantage in applying to secondary schools, having already proven their ability to excel in a demanding program,” she notes.
The part of her work that Jennifer enjoys most is meeting and getting to know applicant students and their families. “Hearing about all the things each student loves to do, finding out what has worked well in school, and learning about each student’s hopes and dreams for the future makes this work endlessly rewarding. Helping parents understand the fit between our program and their child as a learner and as a citizen of the world gives them a chance to consider both who their child is today and who their child is poised to become.”
Jennifer lives nearby with her family, and they all enjoy cooking together, traveling, and spending time outdoors. She has coached town soccer, volunteered with the Girl Scouts, and looks forward to finding opportunities to participate in the Fay community.
Matt Greene is thrilled to be a part of Fay School’s admission staff. Since joining the team in 2015, he has worked as an advisor, substitute teacher, coach, and member of Fay's residential life program. As the Admission Office's Athletics Outreach Coordinator, he helps prospective families learn more about Fay's wide range of athletic offerings in grades 5-9.
Before coming to Fay, Matt was a teacher, advisor, and dorm parent in Lawrence Academy’s Ninth Grade Program, where he also coached soccer, basketball, hockey, lacrosse, and baseball. Prior that that, he worked at The Woodhall School in Connecticut as a tenth and eleventh grade history teacher and also served as a dorm parent, advisor, and three-season coach.
Matt currently lives in Westford, and in his spare time he serves as a head coach for the Northeast Eagles, an AAU baseball team. He stays active with running, playing golf, and tennis, as well as participating in multiple “old-man league” sports, such as soccer, hockey, and softball.
Sarah Revell is a proud member of the Admission team and a parent in Primary and Lower School. Sarah joined the Admission team in 2016. In addition to serving as the Assistant to the Director of Admission, Sarah helps families throughout various stages of the admission process. She is often the first friendly voice you will hear when scheduling tours and screenings. She eagerly greets visitors as they arrive at the Admission Office.
For 12 years before coming to Fay, Sarah was a Constituent Liaison in the office of Congressman Stephen F. Lynch, where she helped people navigate the U.S. immigration system and other federal agencies.
Sarah lives on campus with her family and in her spare time, she enjoys running, cooking, and spending time at the beach with her family.
Paul joined Fay as English Department Chair in 2012. He earned his Masters and Ph.D. degrees from Washington University in American and Comparative Literature and has taught at many different levels from lower school through high school and university. Having studied literature and composition from an international perspective, Paul has particular interest in the ways writers develop within and through their own cultural, family, and linguistic backgrounds. He is a writer himself, having studied at the Yale Writers Workshop and worked with the National Endowment for the Humanities to develop his own fiction, poetry, snd public speaking skills. Paul is very pleased to work with the rest of the admissions team to build a community of excited learners and thinkers at Fay School!
In addition to her background in communications and counseling psychology, Lauren brings over 15 years of experience working in data-driven programs in the education and nonprofit industries. Prior to joining Fay School in 2016, she helped hundreds of K-12 students and their families gain access to a wide variety of educational and/or enrichment opportunities. Lauren is thrilled to bring her skill sets and experience in project management and data analysis to the Fay School community.