Meet The Admission Team
Ann Snyder, Director of External Affairs
Ann Snyder is originally from Alexandria, Virginia, where she attended fellow CSDV school, St. Stephen’s and St. Agnes, from Kindergarten through grade 12. Ann has worked in student and family marketing since 2007, working first for a national non-profit supporting independent schools, and subsequently for WorldStrides, an educational travel company based in Charlottesville. Ann’s passion for education and for student recruiting and marketing led her to Stuart Hall in the spring of 2013. Ann holds a B.A. in English from the College of William and Mary.
Samantha Hughes, Director of International Engagement
Samantha is the primary contact for Middle and Upper School admission. She joined the Admission team after several years as the Associate Director of Admissions for Mary Baldwin College. Samantha brings with her a wealth of knowledge in collegiate admissions, including recruitment, new program marketing, student evaluation, student assessment, and international admissions counseling. A native of Augusta County, she holds a degree in political science from Mary Baldwin University. Samantha's oldest daughter is a student at the Middle School and her two youngest daughters are students at the Lower School.
Tanya Farrell, Director of Parent Engagement
Tanya Farrell is the primary contact for Lower School admission. 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 Lower School. Her younger son, Henry '25, is also a Stuart Hall student. While her career has taken her from New York City to San Francisco, she has proudly called Staunton home for the past 12 years. Tanya holds a B.A. in Communications from Xavier University.
Courtney Miller, Enrollment Assistant
Courtney maintains the daily operations of our Admissions department while seamlessly facilitating completion of the application and enrollment process for future and current Stuart Hall families. She has proudly called the Shenandoah Valley her home for the past 24 years, growing up in Lexington, Virginia then later starting a family of her own in Staunton. Over the course of her career she has held several Marketing positions, with her most recent role overseeing the development and dissemination of content to college-aged students. Her background in student driven industries encouraged her to make the transition to STU. She brings with her notable prowess in marketing strategy, communications, event planning, and data management.