We are pleased to announce that, following a nationwide search and review of more than 100 candidates, Sarah H. Quin will join the AIS community as Associate Director of College Counseling.
Ms. Quin comes to us from The Ramaz School in New York City, where she currently serves as Associate Director of College Guidance. Prior to Ramaz, she served as the Assistant Director of Admission at Vanderbilt University, where she managed a four-state territory, including Pennsylvania — and so presented AIS candidates to the Vanderbilt Admissions Committee. She also served as Assistant Director of Admission at Columbia University, where she oversaw the recruitment, application review, and enrollment of students from six states. Ms. Quin earned her B.A. in Art History from Dickinson College and a Master’s in Higher and Postsecondary Education from the Teachers College, Columbia University. We are delighted to hire someone with the exceptional experiences that Ms. Quin brings at both the college level and at an independent school.
The interview committee was impressed by Ms. Quin’s professionalism, warmth, and interest in drawing on her expertise working at two highly selective universities to prepare our girls to connect with admission professionals and shape future higher education options. Upon meeting Ms. Quin, Parents’ Council President Sara Glaser remarked, “Sarah is the perfect addition to our college counseling office. She is thoughtful, experienced, and will hit the ground running.” Additionally, a member of the Class of 2020 remarked, “I found Ms. Quin easy to talk to, and found it especially noteworthy that she made an effort to hear about the students and our school, before sharing about herself. She emphasized how much she appreciated the collaborative nature of our community and how wonderful that was, given the high expectations of AIS.”
Ms. Quin wanted to share the following: “I am excited to be joining the Agnes Irwin community, and I look forward to being part of its bold, female-centric environment that empowers girls to be the best version of themselves. I was impressed by the engagement of Agnes Irwin’s parent community and the determination of the students. As a Pennsylvania native, born in the Lehigh Valley and raised on Wawa, I am looking forward to joining Agnes Irwin’s motivated, energetic community!”
We are most grateful to College Counseling Co-Director Connie McEvoy for her expert guidance of the Classes of 1999 through 2019, and her willingness to help with Sarah’s transition through their mutual work with the Class of 2020.
We would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone involved for their assistance with this important search.