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Emily Reynolds

Director of Enrollment Management

Emily is a graduate of Deerfield Academy and Dartmouth College where she was a four-year member and captain of the Varsity Swim Team. She has worked in admissions for almost fifteen years and joined Madeira in 2020 after spending 6 years overseas with her family.  She lives on campus with her husband, 7-year-old daughter, and very large (and friendly) dog. Emily is deeply inspired by Madeira's mission to launch women who will change the world...because the world needs more Madeira girls!


Kevin Lawrence

Director of Admissions

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Kevin Lawrence was born and raised in Montreal. He entered Avon Old Farms School, an all-boys boarding school, as an 11th-grader and thrived as a tri-sport student-athlete and leader. He attended Northwestern University, where he earned a football scholarship and was a four-year letter winner as a running back and a 2000 Big Ten Championship team member. He returned to Avon Old Farms, where he worked for six years as an admission counselor, advisor, and coach. He continued his career in admissions at The Lawrenceville School. Most recently, he worked as an educational consultant based in Shanghai, China. As a “girl dad” of a 13-year old, he enjoys working in a school community whose mission is launching women who change the world. 


Katie Fotofili

Director of Financial Aid & Associate Director of Enrollment Management

Katie holds a BA from the University of Florida. She joined Madeira in 2016 after spending four years teaching and grant writing in the Marshall Islands. She studied French and Russian and can also speak some Fijian and Marshallese. She is a campus resident and serves as a Dorm Parent in East. She loves her work bringing together students from all over the U.S. and the world!


Ashleigh Ninnis

Assistant Director of Admissions

Ashleigh grew up in a small village near Durban, South Africa and holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Publishing from the University of Pretoria. With experience in Marketing, Communications and Admissions, she has worked in youth-centered settings all over the world including South Korea, Croatia, the UK and the US. Most recently, Ashleigh served as Director at an international summer camp in central Virginia, overseeing all aspects of their year-round marketing strategy and enrollment efforts. Ashleigh loved every minute of her all-girls high school experience in South Africa where she served as Sports Captain, Prefect and International Chair for their Interact society. Ashleigh looks forward to assisting future Madeira girls with the application process!


Isabel Gonzalez

Assistant Director of Admissions

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Isabel was born in Panama but spent her formative years in Washington, DC. She attended Norwood School and Holton-Arms, and graduated from Georgetown University where she earned a B.A. in Marketing. Isabel comes to Madeira from Rye Country Day School, where she most recently worked as the Assistant Director of Admissions. Isabel has traveled all over the world and has lived in New Zealand, Saudi Arabia, Argentina, and the UK. Having attended an all-girls high school as well as having three children in college; she is well-equipped and passionate about guiding families through their exploration of Madeira. 


Vanessa Rocca

Admissions Assistant & Visit Coordinator

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Vanessa was born and raised in Latin America while her parents worked overseas for the US Foreign Service. Growing up in both cultures has given her valuable experience and fluency in English and Spanish.  She attended Mount Vernon College, an all-women’s college in Washington, DC where she earned a B.A. in International Relations.  She has a diverse professional background with over 25 years of experience working in various bilingual and multicultural settings, including a role at the admissions office at the American School in Lima, Peru. Later, she gained extensive experience in data management while working at an international consulting firm managing a multi-lingual information system. Virginia has been her permanent home for over 30 years where she and her husband are raising two teenage boys. She enjoys photography, walking her dog, and touring Washington, DC.  Vanessa looks forward to  helping future Madeira girls and parents with the admissions process.

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Bethanne Stish

Manager of Systems and Data

Bethanne came to the Madeira Admissions Office in 2005 with a diverse professional background in counseling, education, outdoor recreation, and teambuilding. She holds a BA in Psychology from Indiana University of Pennsylvania and has studied Spanish, Mandarin, and Sanskrit during her extensive international travels. At Madeira, Bethanne has been a campus resident, advisor, club sponsor, and dorm parent, and she is the go-to person for questions on data and the enrollment process. Currently, she works remotely from her home in Maryland where she lives with her husband, two children, a furry dog, and lots of fish.

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