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Meet the Admission Team

Tanya Farrell
DEAN of enrollment management

Tanya is the Dean of Enrollment Management for Stuart Hall and the primary contact for Stuart Hall admission. Tanya leads the Admission team in designing, implementing, and maintaining a comprehensive enrollment management program. She has two decades of experience in communications, with expertise in media and community relations, publication development, financial and donor relations, and event management. Tanya joined the Admission team in 2013 but has been a member of the Stuart Hall community since 2009 when her older son, Charlie '22, entered Kindergarten at the former Lower School. While her career has taken her from New York City to San Francisco, she has proudly called Staunton home for the past 17 years. Tanya holds a B.A. in Communications from Xavier University.

Nick Ellis
assistant dean of enrollment 

Nick joined the Stuart Hall community in 2023 after serving in the admission office and teaching at two independent boarding schools in New England. A native of Millersville, Maryland, Nick credits his own boarding school experience with helping him develop into a confident and independent adolescent and student. He is passionate about cultivating relationships with prospective students and families from around the world and explaining all the benefits of a boarding school education. Nick holds a BA from Providence College and an MS from Ohio University. During his time at Providence College, Nick was a member of the Division 1 men’s hockey team and a part of the 2015 national championship team. Following graduation, he played two years of professional hockey for the Edmonton Oilers organization. Outside of the admission office, Nick is a dorm parent and avid cyclist. 

Katherine Meier
Enrollment & Advancement OPS.

Katherine has been a part of the Stuart Hall community since 2014. She joined the staff as our Residence Life Coordinator, responsible for overseeing the boarding program including planning and coordinating boarding student activities and ensuring the safety and well-being of the boarding community. During her time at Stuart Hall Katherine has also served as Assistant to the Head of School and as Program Support Manager. In her current role as Enrollment and Advancement Operations Coordinator and Board Liaison, Katherine supports the daily work in the Enrollment and Advancements Offices as well as supporting the School’s Board of Governors and Foundation. She holds a Bachelors in Psychology and Human Development from CSU Long Beach.

In her spare time, Katherine enjoys gardening, cooking, exploring national parks, and chasing her adorable toddler son.