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, Assistant Director of Admissions, MS & US (Grades 6-12)
Surprising Skill: Most people never guess that I am a great cook. Favorite dishes to make are Paella and Gumbo.
Currently Binging: Billions
Mic drop: You can only control what you can control. Everything else you give it to God.
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Claire Benedict, Assistant Director of Admissions, PS & LS (PK3-Grade 5)
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
Favorite past HIES tradition that was resurrected: The Turtle Race
Favorite touristy-thing to do in Atlanta: Ride a bike on the Beltline and eat at The Varsity
Next on bucket list: Grand Canyon/Monument Circle
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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 eight years as a parent and 14 years as an employee
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Kay Wright, Enrollment Management/Special Events Coordinator
University of Georgia graduate; Works in admissions at Holy Innocents’ going on fifteen years. Former HIES parent; Chosen to work with 2019-20 Scholar in Residence on the Storytelling Project; Enjoys spending time with her grandsons.
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