Wealth of Experience
Together, our talented Admission staff bring a wealth of experience from a variety of independent school settings so they understand the needs, hopes, desires and concerns of families and students who are familiar and unfamiliar with private school education. All members of the Admission team are seasoned professionals at guiding families through the application process as well as acclimation to a new school environment.
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Meet the Office
A. Randol Benedict, "Randie", Director of Enrollment Management,
B.A. Anthropology, Denison University
M.Ed. Educational Administration with a certificate in Independent School Leadership, Johns Hopkins University
Over the past 30 years, Randie has worked in admission and financial aid at several independent schools as well as serving on the undergraduate admissions team at Georgetown University for eight years. During her career, she has also been an student advisor, a dorm team leader, a coach, a team teacher and a mentor to new admission officers and those considering leadership in independent schools. She and her husband are the proud parents of two young adults who both graduated from single-gender independent schools. She, her mother, grandmother and daughter are all graduates of girls' schools. Her career includes various leadership roles, including chairing the SSATB Board, being Head of School at The Ellis School, and serving on several boards, including currently as the secretary of the board for the Pennsylvania Association of Independent Schools(PAIS). She is the recipient of the Brentall Award given annually by SSATB to one admission officer in recognition of exemplary contributions in the field of independent school admission.
Why Agnes Irwin?
"I believe that Agnes Irwin is a community, not just a school. Our girls are engaged, curious, caring individuals who are deeply connected to each other and the outstanding faculty and staff at our school. For almost 150 years, we have graduated bright young women who are equipped to lead and to make the most of the world around them. A community like this is vibrant for all who join together each day in support of our students. Come see for yourself!"
Tiffany Williamson Kelly, Associate Director of Admission and Tuition Assistance, Grades 5-12
B.A. English, Wesleyan University
Ed.M Human Development and Psychology, Harvard University
Tiffany joined Agnes Irwin in 2014. Always an advocate for children, she worked for four years in Boston in various social services and early childhood education roles after graduating from Wesleyan University. Tiffany was drawn to the admission field after working in the for-profit world for three years, as she wanted to apply her sales and conference planning skills to an environment where the work had a clear impact on children's lives. Tiffany was the Director of Admission and Financial Aid at The Colorado Springs School, her alma mater, for two and a half years. Prior to moving to Philadelphia, she was enrolled in Harvard University's Graduate School of Education studying human development and psychology with an emphasis on the science of brain development. Tiffany and her husband welcomed their first daughter, Eva, in 2013.
Why Agnes Irwin?
"Although a product of co-ed independent school education, I am an all-girls' school convert and see the clear benefit of being in an all-girls' environment. Girls here are filled with a sense of self-awareness, confidence, and motivation to fulfill their purpose and give back in their own way. The faculty, staff and the girls are what makes Agnes Irwin special. It is rare to find a place as welcoming, open, bright and genuine as The Agnes Irwin School."
Erin G. Brady, Assistant Director of Admission and Tuition Assistance,
B.A. English, Pennsylvania State University, Main Campus
Erin joined The Agnes Irwin School in 2015 and most recently worked as a senior educational consultant with the firm Bennett Schoolplacement Worldwide. Over the past 10 years in this role, Erin has worked closely with families transitioning into new school experiences due to job changes and relocation. Previous to her work with Bennett, Erin was an associate director of admission, dorm parent, and varsity coach at The Pennington School; a Middle School English teacher and coach at The Bullis School; and a Middle School English teacher, Upper and Middle School coach and dormitory supervisor at TASIS, in Surrey, England. In 2013, Erin and her family moved to the Philadelphia area allowing Erin to first be a prospective parent at Agnes Irwin, and now the proud parent of Phoebe, Class of 2022.
Why Agnes Irwin?
"I am thrilled to be a member of the AIS admission team. AIS was our family's first choice for our daughter because the school provides an ideal balance of achievement, empowerment and character education for young women."
Caroline Slingluff, Assistant Director of Admission, Grades 5-12
B.A. Sociology, Roanoke College
Caroline joined the admission team in summer 2015, having previously worked in undergraduate admission as an Assistant Director of Admission at Hartwick College since 2010. While at Hartwick, in addition to significant travel, event planning, and working as the athletic liaison for the admission team, Caroline developed a sophisticated approach to social media outreach that includes clever and thoughtful ways to acknowledge and repeat information that their applicants share in social media settings. As an undergraduate student at Roanoke College, Caroline was chosen as a sophomore to work for one of the senior staff in the admission office. She helped with setting up travel, gave presentations on the road, and was involved in student outreach and on-campus events.
Why Agnes Irwin?
"I got to know Agnes Irwin through my role in college admission and was always impressed with the school and the students during my time on campus. As a graduate of St. Paul’s School for Girls in Brooklandville, MD, I was excited to return to the single-gender environment, and love the positive and enthusiastic feeling on campus. I believe that Agnes Irwin provides girls with strong academic and extracurricular opportunities that simultaneously engage them in their present while preparing them for their future."
Claire Lewis, Admission Office Manager, Grades PreK-12
H.N.D. Business Studies, Wigston College
Claire joined The Agnes Irwin School in 2006 and worked in the PreKindergarten classroom for six years as an assistant teacher. In 2012, she transitioned to the Admission team where she has experience guiding families through the application process, coordinating student and parent visits to the school, and handling the administration of the admission process in all three academic divisions. Outside education, Claire has run a busy press office where good communications skills are paramount. Today, she enjoys using these skills to welcome new families to the admission process, and is happy to answer any questions about applying to The Agnes Irwin School.
Why Agnes Irwin?
"At Agnes Irwin I witness innovation, inspiration, and exploration every day. It is an invigorating place to work where the strong sense of community and commitment to all-girls' education is at the heart of everything we do. I continue to enjoy helping families navigate the admission process."
B.A. Corporate Communications, University of BaltimoreM.A. Counseling Psychology, Rosemont College
Kitty McQuaid, Admission Office Assistant, Grades PreK-12
Kitty joined the Admission team in 2016, but has served as an active volunteer in the Agnes Irwin community since her family relocated to the area in 2008. After earning her graduate degree at Rosemont College, she worked as an elementary school counselor in the Great Valley and Coatsville School Districts. Before "retiring" from her first career in health care marketing to raise her two daughters, Parker, Class of 2021 and Bailey, Class of 2023, Kitty served as Marketing Manager for Children's National Medical Center in Washington, D.C. and Senior Communications Manager at Howard County General Hospital: A Member of Johns Hopkins Medicine in Maryland.
Why Agnes Irwin?
"I have watched the faculty embrace each of my daughters for exactly who they are, and year after year they bring out the best in them. I've also learned a thing or two about how best to support my daughters. There hasn't been a single day since either of them started at Agnes Irwin that I wondered if our family made the right decision."