Lisa Marshall is new to Vermont Academy this year. She will serve as both an Assistant Director of Admissions and the Head Coach for the Girls’ Ice Hockey Team. Prior to VA, Lisa had been working as an Assistant Coach for the women’s hockey programs at two Division I colleges; Rochester Institute of Technology and Penn State University. For both programs, Lisa assisted in the daily duties of program maintenance. She assisted in practice planning and game management while also serving as the recruiting coordinator and academic liaison for the teams. Her skill-set should prove useful as she transitions into her new roles within the VA community.
Though new to Vermont Academy, Lisa is not new to the preparatory school realm. She attended Phillips Exeter Academy where she played hockey and discovered herself through academic pursuits. Lisa then went on the play both Division I and Division III hockey at Wayne State University and Elmira College, respectively. Lisa graduated from Elmira College in 2014 with a BA in English Literature and an AS in Business Administration. She is extremely excited to return to a boarding school environment similar to one that was so crucial to her own development and maturation. Go Wildcats!
Assistant Director of Admissions, Assistant Girls' Ice Hockey Coach
Ethel is the office’s "right-hand woman." She helps usher interested students and their families through the admissions process. Ethel answers the phone, meets and greets people during appointments, handles paperwork, explains the admissions process, and is a whiz at tracking applications. In addition to juggling her work at VA, which has grown along with the volume of inquiries, Ethel says she never tires of getting to know the students and their families, and can’t imagine a better group of coworkers. That's obvious - she’s been working at Vermont Academy for more than 25 years! The mother of three daughters, Ethel lives with her husband, Don, in nearby Westminster.