Meet the Admission Team

Our admission officers understand the needs, hopes, and desires of families and students, whether they are familiar with — or new to — independent schools. 

Members of our Admission team are seasoned professionals in guiding families through the application process and helping them acclimate to a new school community. Please feel free to contact any team member below or email at any time. We look forward to meeting you! 

Allison Price

Director of Enrollment Management

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With over 10 years of experience in admissions and tuition assistance, Allison leads our welcoming Admission team at Agnes Irwin. A longtime educational and equity advocate, Allison’s work is focused on the importance of parent, school, and community relationships. During her career, Allison has worn many hats: student advisor, coach, financial aid counselor, and development director.

Megan McHugh

Associate Director of Lower School Admission & Outreach

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Filled with enthusiasm and a knack for making prospective families feel comfortable, Megan is an experienced professional who leads our Lower School admission program. Well versed in the admission process, Megan thoughtfully guides young applicants and their families through the journey to becoming an Agnes Irwin girl.

Natalie J. Brennan ’05

Associate Director of Admission & Tuition Assistance

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Natalie knows firsthand the value of an Agnes Irwin education: she graduated from AIS in 2005 and went on to a successful career in finance. After becoming an application reader for Wharton's MBA program, Natalie wanted to switch career paths to Admissions — and we're so glad she did! Natalie leads our Upper School admission and tuition assistance program and loves to share her AIS experience with prospective families.


Associate Director of Middle School Admission

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An advocate for creating access and fostering spaces of belonging for all students, Tammara leads the Middle School admissions program. With 5-years of experience previously working at an all-girls school as an admissions officer, squash coach, student advisor, and Senior Class Dean, Tammara brings excitement and joy to the work she does at Agnes Irwin.

Christine Dymek

Admission Office Manager

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With more than a decade of experience in independent school admissions and tuition assistance, Christine is excited to serve the Agnes Irwin community in a role that will allow her to nurture and support families as they navigate the admissions journey. Known for her warmth, welcome, and empathy, Christine especially loves working in admissions for the many opportunities to forge close connections with families. And as the mother of a daughter herself, she is struck daily by the gifts of confidence, character, and sisterhood that she witnesses in the halls of AIS.

Deb Goggins

Admission Office Assistant

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Known for her nurturing, empathetic, and detail-oriented personality, Deb brings extensive admission experience to the AIS community. She served at The Montgomery School for 12 years, first as Director of Annual Giving for three years and later as Director of Admission. In addition, she led the annual giving program at Delaware Valley Friends School from 2004-2007. As an AIS parent herself, Deb expertly guides prospective students and their families as they explore the benefits of an all-girls’ education.

Merritt Weber

Family Engagement Coordinator

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A past parent of a lifer at Agnes Irwin and a former Trustee, Merritt joined the Admission Team in 2022 in a new role as Family Engagement Coordinator after serving as an Admission Associate during the 2021 school year. Merritt helps support the Middle and Upper School admission processes, and assists new families joining the community to ensure a smooth and easy transition to Agnes Irwin.  An ardent believer in what an independent school can do for its students, Merritt brings a passion for Agnes Irwin, the girls and the community.