Kristen A. Mariotti, Assistant Head of School for Enrollment

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, Director of International Admissions & Marketing/Communications Assistant

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?
It is most exciting to engage with current and prospective students virtually, on-campus, or abroad — especially my beloved middle school students.

What is the most important thing a prospective student should know about SBS?
You will have the opportunity to explore varied and diverse opportunities at the barn or in the classroom as well as experience our local and global community. You can truly be your authentic self while continuing to grow and explore. I implore you to try new things knowing that you are apart of a community that will support you each step of the way.

What is your favorite spot on campus?
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, a small-town explorer (New England is perfect for this), and a dedicated patron of our local restaurants.

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 (ILI) in Northampton, Massachusetts. It’s a joy!

What is your favorite tradition at SBS?
Any tradition where our famous chocolate chip cookies (including gluten-free/vegan) are shared!

Sharon Weyers, Associate Director of Admissions & Director of Financial Aid

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.