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Kristen A. Mariotti, Director of Admissions and Enrollment Management

What made you want to work at SBS?
The girls! Honestly, they are some of the brightest, kindest, and spunkiest students I have ever met.

What is the most exciting for you about working at SBS?
Just being a part of a community that is committed to helping girls find and use their voices inspires me. It is exciting everyday to see what these students are becoming! Now more than ever we need their strong voices in our world!

What is the most important thing a prospective student should know about SBS?
A prospective student should know that she can “come as she is.” With such a diverse student body our girls have all kinds of interests, backgrounds, and ambitions. There is space for you exactly how you are!

What is your favorite spot on campus?
I love the rolling hills on campus that my dog Bella and I enjoy in all four seasons. In addition to the campus you can see when you drive up, there are some remarkable trails to hike, bike, or ride horses through, too.

What is one of your hidden talents?
I have a vast knowledge of music lyrics from many decades and genres thanks to growing up in a house that loved music!

If you could travel anywhere in the world, where would it be?
I have been lots of places so far, but still have not been to Greece. I would love to visit there someday!

What causes are you passionate about?
Any cause that supports educational access, human rights, and the empowerment of girls and women.

What is your favorite tradition at SBS?
Vespers is a special night that I really enjoy!

Who has made a great impact on you in your life?
My father. He has taught me all about hard work and sacrifice, but also about smaller things, like how to change a tire, Motown music, and classic cars.

What was your favorite subject in high school?
English for sure! I loved creative writing the most and still try to keep up with that interest when I have free time.

What are you reading?
I am pretty much always reading something, but right now I am reading an older book called The Divine Economy of Salvation. I typically love memoirs the most!

Brittany M. Weiss, Associate Director of Admissions

What made you want to work at SBS?
Girl power! And our dynamic, global community.

What is the most exciting for you about working at SBS?
I truly adore engaging with current and prospective students on a daily basis, both on campus and abroad! Especially my role as a Middle School houseparent!

What is the most important thing a prospective student should know about SBS?
You will have the opportunity to explore such varied and diverse experiences ranging from the barn, to the classroom, to our local and global community. You can truly be yourself while continuing to grow and explore. I implore you to try new things knowing that you’re apart of a community who will support you each step of the way! Come find me for a pep talk if you need encouragement!

What is your favorite spot on campus?
The Tarbell Terrace! A wonderful view of campus and the best place to eat lunch.

What do you like to do in your spare time?
I am a voracious reader, an aspiring yogi, small-town explorer (New England is perfect for this!), and a dedicated patron of our local restaurants.

If you could travel anywhere in the world, where would it be?
Israel, Greenland, Poland, Argentina, Madagascar, Sri Lanka, oh my! I achieved my goal of traveling to 30 countries before I turned 30 years old, and I hope to continue!

What causes are you passionate about?
I am truly passionate about access to education. To that end, I serve on the board of a local language school that serves immigrants and refugees in the Pioneer Valley: The International Language Institute of Massachusetts in Northampton, Massachusetts. It’s a joy!

What is your favorite tradition at SBS?
Any tradition where our famous chocolate chip cookies are shared!

What are you reading?
I am constantly reading! I recently finished both of Dr. Lisa D’Amour’s books on female adolescent development, Untangled and Under Pressure, which are beautifully applicable to my work at SBS — particularly in the Middle School dorm. Additionally, I get great suggestions for the young adult genre when I read admissions applications. We ask applicants what their favorite books are and I have a running list of suggestions! It’s important for me to read what our students are reading so that I can empathize with and relate to our students. Overall, historical fiction is my absolute favorite genre. Whenever I travel for international recruitment, I read books about and authors from the country I’ll be working in so that I can learn more about the history and culture of the country. If you’re reading this and you have any recommendations for books from your country and culture or your favorite YA novel, please share!

Sharon Weyers, Associate Director of Admissions

What made you want to work at SBS?
The reputation of the school and its history in educating women.

What is the most exciting for you about working at SBS?
Watching students develop their voice and gain self-confidence over their years at Stoneleigh-Burnham.

What is the most important thing a prospective student should know about SBS?
That you will find similar-minded classmates who are genuine, kind and academically motivated.

What is your favorite spot on campus?
The Courtyard.

What is one of your hidden talents?
My ability to transform thrift store clothing into costumes!

What do you like to do in your spare time?
I enjoy bicycling, swimming, walking, doing yoga, participating in local theater, singing praise music, and puzzles.

If you could travel anywhere in the world, where would it be?
I’d love to travel through Europe, particularly Italy, Germany and France.

What causes are you passionate about?
Supporting the arts, recycling initiatives.

What is your favorite tradition at SBS?
Mountain Day.

Who has made a great impact on you in your life?
My mother.

What was your favorite subject in high school?
French.

What are you reading?
Anything by Nora Roberts, The Language of Flowers.

Liz Vollinger, Admissions and Summer Program Coordinator

What made you want to work at SBS?
I love being a part of a student’s journey to becoming the best version of themselves and SBS supports each girl in self discovery, which I think is amazing!

What is the most exciting for you about working at SBS?
The students, faculty and staff are so diverse and have such unique experiences.

What is your favorite spot on campus?
Tarbell Terrace or my cozy office.

What do you like to do in your spare time?
Sit around a fire with close family and friends.

If you could travel anywhere in the world, where would it be?
My travel bucket list is LONG but at the very top, Germany and Costa Rica.

What causes are you passionate about?
Adopt don’t Shop, Social Justice Theater and the #MeToo Movement.

Who has made a great impact on you in your life?
My mom.

What was your favorite subject in high school?
English and Drama/Theater.

What are you reading?
I’m listening to the Harry Potter series (again!) on audiobook and reading The Last Lie I Told by Riley Sager.