Open House with Jesse Meadow

Open House with Jesse Meadow

This podcast hosts weekly discussions with enrollment managers, heads of schools, and marketing professionals where we introduce challenges and solutions facing admissions departments for K-12 independent schools.

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March 30, 2021 59 min

This week will have Phil VanDenBrink join us to elaborate on his work in admissions abroad and in the United States and provide insights about cultural outcomes of processes. Phil is the Director of University Foundations at Wasatch Academy.

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This week we have Hans Mundahl joining to review and discuss the latest trends and perspectives from parents on their journey to independent schools. Hans is the Director of Professional Development at the Enrollment Management Association.

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This week we have Rakiya Brown, Director of Enrollment at the Hillbrook School in California to discuss processes and cultural changes made to the admissions department with diversity, equity, and inclusion as the guide.

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This week we will be joined by Kristen Mariotti, Assistant Head of School for Enrollment at the Stoneleigh-Burnham School, and Jack Sweeney, Director of Advancement at The New School. We will be diving deep into the topic of Tuition Resets, from how to find out if its the right idea for your school to how to best implement it.

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This week we will be discussing digital marketing strategies and tactics at independent schools, as well as our own experiences in how to use it and what is seeming effective.  Marc Lefton, Senior Digital Strategist at Schoolcraft Digital and Chris Mitchell, Co-Founder and Principal at Schoolcraft Digital will join me.

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This week we will have Ingrid Gerber on to discuss changes made in admissions departments during the pandemic, and which ones are here to stay. Ingrid is Director of Admissions at Moravian Academy. 

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This week we'll be joined by Torsie Judkins, Director of Admissions & Enrollment at the International School of Brooklyn to continue our discussion on specialty programs at independent schools, this time focusing on language immersion and IB programs.

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This week we'll be joined by Matthew Peer, Director of Enrollment Management at Darlington School in Georgia to discuss specialty academies and programs at independent schools and how they can benefit the enrollment process.

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This week we have Kristen Kaschub, Director of Admissions and Enrollment Management at The Darrow School in New York joining us to discuss retention, the ongoing pursuit of keeping attrition low, and programs and initiatives that have worked well at retaining students.

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This week, David Donovan, Dean of Admissions and Director of Financial Aid at Delbarton School will join us to discuss the changing demographics of families and how they are affecting admissions' processes.

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January 4, 2021 40 min

This week Chris and I will discuss our own reflections on 2020 as well as some of our previous guests' reflections and offer our outlooks for 2021.

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This week Dr. David Rath joins us to discuss the state of the international student market. What were the trends pre-COVID? Where are they now? How are schools adapting? These answers and more will be discussed. Dr. Rath is Associate Head of School & Dean of Enrollment Management at Montverde Academy in Florida.

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This week we have JP Burlington joining us to discuss the enrollment advantages and challenges of an all boys school and the boarding experience in general. JP is the Director of Admissions at the Trinity-Pawling School.

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This week's Schoolcraft Digital #podcast is live! We're discussing #enrollment tactics centered around usage of #financialaid with Jack Sweeney, Director of Enrollment for The New School, Fayetteville Arkansas. We're also discussing the new market of parents, #tuition prices, and what independent schools might need to implement to adapt. #indyschools #independentschools

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In this episode Lisa Pelrine joins us to talk about new and innovative ways to rethink open houses, campus tours, and retention for independent schools. Lisa is Director of Enrollment Management for Chapel Hill-Chauncy Hall School.

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This week we have Kristen Mariotti joining us to give us some insights to the trials and successes of remote learning and plans for reopening at independent schools. Kristen is the Assistant Head of School for Enrollment and Strategy at the Stoneleigh Burnham School.

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This week we discuss enrollment challenges in 2020 and retention initiatives that have helped independent schools. Tiare Police, Director of Admissions at Hawai'i Preparatory Academy, joins us as we tackle enrollment, retention and financial aid.

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This week we discuss the challenges independent schools are facing in their boarding programs recently. Tyler Hart, Director of Admissions for Villanova Preparatory School, will join us and add his regional insights for enrollment, boarding protocols and southern California admissions issues.

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In this episode we have Cameron Steese, Director of Enrollment at the Village School of Naples, join us as we discuss what an independent school is, why parents choose them and the importance of thought sharing between schools. We also touch on enrollment trends in the Naples area in addition to other admissions hurdles and opportunities.

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October 19, 2020 30 min

This inaugural episode hosts the leadership team at Schoolcraft Digital, Jesse Meadow, Chris Mitchell and Marc Lefton. We discuss the origins of the business, the state of K-12 independent school marketing and the opportunities for enrollment managers and independent schools in digitizing the enrollment funnel.

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