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.
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. She has over 20 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 has participated 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.
Andrew Ferrara joined the Office of Admission in 2016 and serves in the capacity of Senior Admission Officer. His early work experience included positions as a classroom teacher at such area schools as Tenacre Country Day School, Park School, and Pike School. Prior to joining Fay, Andrew worked for 14 years as Grade 6 and 7 humanities teacher, Middle School Dean of Students, and Associate Director of Admissions at the Brimmer and May School. He also enjoyed many years as a tennis professional at area clubs and coach at both the high school and collegiate levels and worked as an outdoor educator in New Hampshire. At Fay, Andrew finds it gratifying to work with families through the admission process and help them to begin a journey and partnership that will positively impact their lives. In addition to admissions work, he coaches girls' varsity tennis.
Andrew lives in suburban Boston with his wife, their two teenage children, and the family’s loyal and squirrel-crazed dog. He enjoys spending time with family, fundraising for and working with charities he holds dear, traveling to F1 and IMSA car races across North America, playing tennis and pickleball, and cooking.
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, club supervisor and member of Fay's residential life program. As the Admission Office's Athletics Liaison, Matt helps prospective families learn more about Fay's wide range of athletic offerings in grades 5-9 and connects with numerous athletic programs both locally and internationally. He also serves as the coordinator of the Admission Ambassador program. Matt received his B.A. in Sociology at Union College and his M.Ed. in Educational Leadership and Management at Fitchburg State University.
Before coming to Fay, Matt was a history 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 has been a coach for multiple AAU baseball teams and club soccer programs over the past ten years. Currently, he stays active by running, playing golf, and spending time with his family and friends.
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.
Anikka joined the Fay admission team in 2022. In addition to her work in the Admission Office, she also serves as a dorm parent and coaches volleyball and basketball, giving her the opportunity to work closely with Fay students on each step of their journey. Her perspective as a Fay alumna gives her a unique understanding of the student experience. She is committed to fostering an environment that supports Fay applicants and is eager to build ongoing connections with Fay students.
Anikka shares her dorm apartment with Yara, her miniature labradoodle, who has also taken the campus by storm and shares her love with anyone passing by during her walks. Some of Anikka's favorite things about living on campus include participating in weekly games of pick-up volleyball and basketball, making baked goods for boarding students to enjoy during community time or study hall, and spending time in the common rooms getting to know students and watching anime shows.
Tim joined Fay in 2023 as the Admission Office Assistant. Before Fay, Tim spent six years at Brown University as a personal assistant to two faculty members and the course administrator for Principles of Economics, an introductory course with over 900 students enrolled annually. Outside of Fay, Tim spends his time caring for his cats Marg and Mo, experimenting with new recipes, practicing yoga, and exploring new spots with his roommate, Meg.
Upper School English Teacher and Admission Interviewer
Dan Roy has taught English in Fay’s Upper School since 2008. During that time, he has taught seventh, eighth, and ninth grade as well as ELP. Dan loves teaching Shakespeare plays, poetry, and public speaking. He particularly enjoys the Scull Essay competition, where every Upper School student writes a culminating personal narrative. In addition, Dan can often be found performing staged readings all over campus alongside his students.
Dan received his Master of Arts degree from The Bread Loaf School of English in Middlebury, Vermont in 2014. He is tremendously grateful for the opportunities the program has afforded him as an educator in the classrooms, on the athletic fields, and as an advisor.
Currently the Head Coach of Boys' Varsity B Soccer and Junior Varsity Girls' Basketball teams, Dan looks forward to coaching every day. During his time at Fay, he has coached baseball, worked as a weekend and weeknight Duty Administrator, served as a Class Dean, and attended service learning trips to local farms and New York City. He has been fortunate to travel with Fay students and colleagues to West Virginia, Quebec, and Nashville, Tennessee for the People of Color Conference and Student Diversity Leadership Conference.
Dan cares deeply about community and the professional and personal connections he has made. He is constantly looking to better his craft and positively impact the lives of his students and colleagues. Volunteering his time and efforts to raise awareness for the Michael Lisnow Respite Center in Hopkinton, Dan has run three Boston Marathons in the last few years. He is a lifelong fan of the Red Sox, Patriots, and Celtics.
After eleven years of living on campus, Dan and his family recently moved off campus and live in Southborough. He is still adjusting to the commute.
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