Meet the Team
Office of Enrollment Management
Dr. Beth-Sarah Wright, Director of Enrollment Management
Path to HIES OEM: After graduating from Princeton, Cambridge and New York Universities, was a college professor at NYU and Spelman College teaching expository writing and African Diaspora and the World studies. Studied and lived around the world from Edinburgh, Scotland to San Juan, Puerto Rico. An author of 5 books, most recently: DIGNITY: Seven Strategies to Create Authentic Community
Hidden passion: I love learning a new word every day. Current favorite word: toothsome
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Andrew Mack, Associate Director of Admissions, MS & US and Director of Financial Assistance
Surprising Skill: Most people never guess that I am a great cook. Favorite dishes to make are Paella and Gumbo.
Currently Binging: Handmaid's Tale
Mic drop: You can only control what you can control. Everything else you give it to God.
Path to HIES OEM: After graduating from Valparaiso University, where I majored in accounting, I worked at an accounting firm for a year before making the transition to education. Starting my career in education in college admissions, I then transitioned to high school, where I have served as a college counselor, dean of discipline, athletic director, and more. My family and I relocated to Atlanta in 2019, which led me to join the Holy Innocents’ community.
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Claire Benedict, Assistant Director of Admissions, PS & LS (PK3-Grade 5)
Favorite past HIES tradition: The Turtle Race — because the lesson is, you have to stick your neck out to ever get anywhere.
Favorite touristy-thing to do in Atlanta: Ride a bike on the Beltline and eat at The Varsity
Favorite Family Trip: Big 5/Monument Circle
Path to HIES OEM: After graduating from UGA, worked in corporate hospitality during the 1996 Atlanta Olympics, then worked in art gallery in NYC, before moving back to Atlanta to work in family’s printing business, where the company printed the HIES Torchbearer Alumni magazine and other materials.
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Katie Patrick, Enrollment Data Manager
Superpower: I wish I could fly and it’s the only dream I ever have on repeat.
Fear: Roaches and small spaces
Admire in friends: Listening ear
Favorite HIES memory as a student: Basketball games and overnight class retreats
Length of time at HIES: Seven years as a student, going on nine years as a parent and 15 years as an employee
Path to HIES OEM: After graduating from SMU and completing a Master’s degree at Northeastern University in Boston, worked as a mental health counselor for four years before shifting gears and returning to HIES to join the Office of Enrollment Management.
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Kay Wright, Enrollment Management/Special Events Coordinator
University of Georgia graduate; Works in admissions at Holy Innocents’ going on sixteen years. Former HIES parent; Chosen to work with 2019-20 Scholar in Residence on the Storytelling Project; Enjoys spending time with her grandsons.
Path to HIES OEM: After graduating from the University of Georgia and attending graduate school at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, I worked for about twenty years in the business and non-profit community. When my children enrolled at Holy Innocents’, I volunteered in the Lower School library for two years. I joined the admissions staff over 15 years ago and I’ve enjoyed every minute of it.
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