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, 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 oversees the School’s $2.5M+ 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.
Andy Ferrara serves as Fay School’s Assistant Director of Admission. He is honored and excited to be part of an experienced and dedicated team of admission professionals.
His previous work experience in education includes 18 years as lower and middle school teacher, dean of students, and tennis coach at several area independent schools and colleges. Most recently, he worked as Associate Director of Admissions at the Brimmer and May School.
About his work, Andy says, “During the formative years, school is really an extension of the home. It’s gratifying to work with families through the admission process and help them begin a journey and a partnership that will positively impact their lives for a long time to come.”
Andy feels that Fay’s commitment to academic excellence, citizenship, and effort is visible everywhere on campus and believes learning takes place in all areas of School and in a variety of different ways.
Andy lives in suburban Boston with his wife, two children, and Toby, his crazy dog. He enjoys spending time with his family, traveling to sports car races around the country, playing tennis, drawing, and cooking with his kids.
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.
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.
Ryan Leung is excited to be a part of Fay School's admission team. A seasoned expert in United States secondary school and college admissions, Ryan is based in Hong Kong part of the year and works with every student and family from mainland China who are applying to Fay School. As a voting member of Fay’s admission committee who is fluent in both Mandarin and Cantonese, he is uniquely well prepared to communicate effectively with parents and give every family the opportunity to advocate for their child in their native language. Families from mainland China who are applying to Fay may choose to schedule a Skype appointment with Ryan or visit his office in Hong Kong; in this way, we can ensure that busy families have a convenient way to get to know a member of the Fay admission team, and our applicants do not lose valuable time away from school during the admission season.
Before working with Fay, Ryan worked as an independent educational consultant and guided hundreds of international and American students through the college admission process. He is passionate about outdoor activities and has backpacked alone in Alaska and throughout Europe. He also enjoys sailing and has participated in several races in the South China Sea.
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.