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 campus visit. Our office hours are Monday-Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. EDT.
List of 4 members.
Associate Head of School and Director of Enrollment Management
Beth Whitney has enjoyed working in education for more than 25 years as a teacher, advisor, coach, and administrator. She joined Fay School in 2010, first as the Director of Admission and currently as the Associate Head of School and Director of Enrollment Management. Her previous admissions experience included Middlebury College, Yale University, and Choate Rosemary Hall. She received her BA from Middlebury College, her M.Ed from Stanford University, and is CAEP certified by the Association of Independent School Admission Professionals.
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 21st Century 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 also serves on the Board of Directors of Gateway to Prep Schools. She has presented at national and international 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; the European Council of International Schools; and AISAP. Beth lives on campus with her husband and three daughters.
Jennifer Weeden joined the Fay School admissions team in July 2019 as Assistant Director of Admission and she now serves as the Director of Admission and Interim Director of Financial Aid. She has 19 years of admissions experience, having worked from early learning through to the secondary school level and with day and boarding school families.
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 participates in Fay's Community Connections group to help foster dialog within our open, caring, and diverse school and has served as a student advisor. She has coached town soccer, volunteered with the Girl Scouts, and has mentored elementary school students through a reading program in partnership with Boston Public Schools.
Associate Director of Admission and Director of Financial Aid
Amanda joined Fay in July 2021 as Associate Director of Admission. She brings with her 20 years of high school and middle school admission experience in the Boston area, having most recently worked at Dana Hall School. Amanda was drawn to working at Fay after years of interviewing Fay students and reading Fay applications. Amanda has always appreciated the wonderful balance of strong work ethic, intellectual curiosity, and love of community demonstrated by Fay students and looks forward to now working directly with Fay students and families.
Interacting with students and families is Amanda’s favorite part of the admission process- helping parents to learn about their child and see the many ways that Fay can help their child grow, develop, be challenged, and figure out who they want to become. Amanda has a B.A. in Psychology from Trinity College and an M.Ed. from Harvard University Graduate School of Education. She lives in Wayland with her husband and two sons.
After earning his Ph.D. in American and Comparative Literature in 2000, Paul entered the independent school world with a strong desire to continue his academic and personal writing and to broaden his experience working internationally with students and families. As English Department Chair at Fay from 2012-2019, Paul developed the curriculum, oversaw faculty evaluation, and mentored teachers for the School's English, Language Arts, and ELP programs from kindergarten through grade nine. Paul has traveled with Fay's service and academic programs to the Dominican Republic, China, and Korea.
In 2020, Paul was appointed Director of Alumni and International Relations, and in this position, he has broadened his work with Fay students, alumni, and families, especially the school's international population. Paul lives with his family in Shrewsbury, MA.
Andy Ferrara joined the Office of Admission in 2016. His early work experience included several years as a lower and middle school classroom teacher, Dean of Students, and in admissions at area independent schools. 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.
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.
Lauren currently serves as the Admission Office Data Manager and one of the Designated School Officials (DSO) that assists international students with studying in the United States. She received her B.A. from the University of Massachusetts-Amherst and her M.A. from Lesley University. In addition to her background in communications and counseling psychology, Lauren brings over 20 years of experience working in schools and/or data-driven programs in the education and non-profit 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 academic and/or enrichment opportunities as well as health related resources. Lauren is thrilled to bring her skill sets and experience in project management and data analysis to her roles within the Fay School community.
Ginny joined the Fay Admission Team in 2022 and prior to that she worked as a Rehab Network Coordinator at Emerson Clough Rehab and as a Guidance Administrative Assistant in both the Westford and Leominster public schools. Ginny also worked at Groton School for 15 years where she held several roles, including Admissions Assistant, Assistant Registrar, and College Office Manager.
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