Meet the Admissions Team

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  • Jennifer Cullinan

    Director of Admissions, Enrollment and Community Engagement
    804-288-2804 x3041

    A graduate of an all-girls school, Jennifer truly knows the value of the girls' school experience. As Director of Admissions, she works with all ages of prospective students from our youngest applicants in the Early Learners (age 3) program to applicants to the Upper School. Prior to joining St. Catherine's in 2009, Jennifer was a school counselor in Richmond City Public Schools for ten years and was the Assistant Head of the Lower School at the Steward School for five years. The highlight of her day is walking to campus in the early morning and greeting the girls as they arrive.

    - Post Master's Certificate, Ed. Leadership, Virginia Commonwealth University
    - M.Ed, Counselor Education, University of Virginia
    - B.A., Psychology, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

    Did you know?
    - Jennifer graduated from Stuart Hall School, which was originally an all-girls boarding and day school.   
    - She enjoys traveling and spending time with her two teenage boys.
    - Her favorite school lunch is Mexican day. 
  • Adrienne Taylor '00

    Associate Director of Admissions, Lower School (Early Learners - Grade 4)
    804-288-2804 x3078

    Adrienne loves sparkly shoes just as much as the girls. Adrienne came to St. Catherine's in 2004 after three years in Hamilton College’s Admissions Office organizing personal visits and larger programs, interviewing applicants, and representing the college at various events. At St. Catherine’s, she has worked with all grade levels and was involved in both day and boarding admissions. Currently, she works with St. Catherine’s youngest applicants and their families and is happy to share the joyful learning happening in the Center for Early Childhood Education and the exploration happening in the Lower School classrooms. In addition, Adrienne is involved with the Virginia Association of Independent Schools (VAIS) Admission Group, is a regional volunteer with the Hamilton Alumni Recruitment Team (HART), and sits on SCAN’s Board of Young Professionals.

    - M.Ed., University of Virginia
    - B.A., Hamilton College

    Did you know?
    - Adrienne is a proud member of St. Catherine's Class of 2000 and was both a Head Student Ambassador and Head Peer Advisor as a Senior.  
    - The highlight of her day is hearing from the girls when one of them just learned how to read all by herself. 
  • Ashley Hewlett

    Associate Director of Admissions, Middle School (Grades 5-8)
    804-288-2804 x3022

    Ashley is the mom of two young girls and loves spending time with her family. Ashley has been an educator for 14 years serving as an English teacher and specialty center coordinator. She is very excited to join the St. Catherine’s family this year. With previous experience in admissions and program coordination, Ashley is looking forward to meeting new families, hosting fun events, and working with Middle School girls. 

    M.Ed, Virginia Commonwealth University
    B.A., Old Dominion University

    Did you know?  
    -Ashley is a published children’s book author of "Cailey’s Best Day." Her love of reading and writing fueled the opportunity to make a dream come true.   
    -Although she is not a good cook, Ashley can spend hours watching Food Network. Her favorite shows are “Chopped” and “Beat Bobby Flay.”   
  • Whitney Shelton

    Associate Director of Admissions, Upper School (grades 9-12)
    804-288-2804 x3076

    Whitney came to St. Catherine’s in July of 2006 after teaching at Beaver Country Day School in Boston and working in Admissions at Dwight-Englewood School in Englewood, N.J. Having experienced a coordinate program for her undergraduate degree, Whitney knows first-hand what it is to experience the “best of both worlds.” Whitney loves to see St. Catherine’s collaborating with St. Christopher’s to provide distinctive programs and opportunities that bring girls and boys together. Also a current parent, Whitney can attest to the benefits of an all-girls experience. She feels there is nothing better than watching girls develop confidence and a love of learning that is fostered in a way that is unique to girls.  

    - M.A.T., Tufts University
    - B.A., Hobart & William Smith Colleges

    Did you know?
    - Whitney was a Division III soccer player and competed for a National Championship.
    - She is the mom of two girls.
    - She LOVES food and is still searching for the best taco in Richmond.
  • Amy Barnes

    Admissions Administrative Coordinator 

    Amy is very excited to join the St. Catherine’s community. Amy was previously an Admissions Counselor at Randolph-Macon College, where she planned admitted student events, interviewed applicants, and read applications. She is very eager to take the skills she learned in college admissions and transfer them to St. Catherine’s. As a graduate of Holy Cross Academy and St. John Paul the Great Catholic High School, Amy understands the impact and value of an independent school education. Amy is eager to meet new families and get to know the St. Catherine’s community. 

    B.S., Psychology, Christopher Newport University 

    Did you know?
    - Amy transferred to an independent school in the fourth grade
    - Amy collects pennies for good luck
    • Private Girls Elementary School: St. Catherine's School
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