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Office of Enrollment Management
Beth-Sarah Wright
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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Claire Benedict
Claire Benedict, Assistant Director of Admissions, PS & LS (PK3-Grade 5)

Best view on campus at The 805: stained glass windows at Chapel or rooftop terrace at STEM

HIES class I would most like to sit in on and learn:  Sound Engineering

Favorite tourist-y thing to do as a native Atlantan: Run the Peachtree Road Race

Ideal 3-day weekend destination: Georgia coast, or North Carolina mountains - it’s a toss up

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Katie Patrick
Katie Patrick, Enrollment Data Manager, MS & US Liaison (Grades 6-12)

Favorite school event of the year: It's a tie between pep-rallies and the Halloween parade.

First concert I attended: Debbie Gibson

My best piece of advice for prospective parents: Keep your own council, you know your child best!

Favorite HIES memory as a student: Basketball games and overnight class retreats

Length of time at HIES: Seven years as an HIES student, going on eleven years as an HIES parent, and entering my 17th year as an HIES employee

Path to HIES OEM: After graduating from SMU and completing a Master’s degree at Northeastern University in Boston, I 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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Andrew Mack
Andrew Mack, 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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Kay Wright
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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