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Kristen Mariotti to Head Enrollment Management

By Head of School Jenny Rao
We are pleased to announce that Kristen Mariotti has been chosen as Emma Willard School’s next Head of Enrollment Management. With over 20 years of experience in the field of admissions and enrollment management, Ms. Mariotti has most recently served as the Assistant Head of School for Enrollment and Strategy at the Stoneleigh-Burnham School in Greenfield, Massachusetts. She will join the senior leadership team on August 1, 2021.
 
Ms. Mariotti began her career in college admissions as the first east coast regional director for
the University of Arizona. After five years leading college admissions programs, Ms. Mariotti found her passion for girls education when she joined the admissions team at the Ethel Walker School in Simsbury, CT. Since then she has been an enrollment leader at girls schools across the country, including St. Timothy’s School (MD) and Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy (CA). Ms. Mariotti is a well-known leader in her field and is a regular speaker at national conferences, a mentor to new admissions professionals through The Enrollment Management Association (EMA), and has served as a member of the National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS) Global Ambassador board.
 
Ms. Mariotti received her Bachelor’s of Arts degree in English from Southern Connecticut State University and completed a graduate level teaching certification at Prescott College in Arizona with a focus on multicultural education. Ms. Mariotti has also obtained certification from the Association of Independent Admissions Professionals (AISAP) as an enrollment and admissions Professional.
 
Ms. Mariotti brings a passion for the education and empowerment of girls, a commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion, a deep appreciation for global environments, and a strong set of skills in strategic enrollment management and leadership.
 
“I am overjoyed to join a community dedicated to elevating student voices and providing opportunities to become change agents in our world,” Ms. Mariotti shares. “Now more than ever we need strong voices, and I am very grateful to play even a small part in the lives of Emma’s future leaders.”
 
Ms. Mariotti will live in the Troy metro area with her husband Chris and their West Highland Terrier, Bella.
 
Please join me in welcoming Ms. Mariotti and her family to the Emma Willard community. 
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