Drew comes to Vermont Academy having spent the previous four years in the office of alumni affairs and development at Groton School in Groton, MA. In that role, Drew was responsible for the annual fund efforts of 20 youngest graduating classes, the liaison for the alumni association and the chair of the athletic hall of fame committee. He served as an upper school dorm head, assisted in coaching the swimming and cycling clubs, and was the faculty sponsor of the outing club. Prior to Groton School, Drew worked in the office of admission at Saint Michael’s college and also served as the assistant coach for the men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams.
At both Saint Michael’s and Groton School, Drew led efforts to create marketing strategies in social media. At Groton, Drew created and developed a marketing strategy around Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Instagram in addition to other social media channels. He has given a number of presentations of the use of social media in schools and is a contributor for edsocialmedia.com.
Drew received a BS in 2001 from Saint Michael’s and M. Ed in 2011. As an undergraduate, he was a four year member and two-year captain of the varsity swimming team and the 2001 recipient of the Doc Jacobs Award for outstanding contributions to the athletic program. He and his wife, Maria, met in their senior year at Saint Michael’s. They now have two boys, Parker and Emmett.
Mr. David Hodgson
Senior Associate Director of Admissions and Financial Aid
Caitlin joins the Vermont Academy admissions office as the Assistant Director of Admissions. Prior to VA, Caitlin worked in College Relations and Recruiting for C&S Wholesale Grocers in Keene, NH.
Not a stranger to campus, Caitlin attended Vermont Academy for part of her high school experience. It was at VA that Caitlin first found her passion for admissions as a student tour guide. After ultimately graduating from Miss Hall’s School in Pittsfield, Massachusetts, Caitlin attended Saint Michael’s College in Burlington, Vermont. There she obtained her Bachelors in History and Education in 2011, with a senior thesis delving into boarding schools’ evolution through American history. While at Saint Michael’s, Caitlin also was involved heavily in the student-run admissions association and community service office.
A Vermont native, Caitlin is an avid skier, tennis player, and baker. She is excited to be back on campus, walking to Wilbur House (Admissions) each morning and welcoming new Wildcats to the VA community.
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!
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.