All Kinds of News for September 12, 2018
Little Keswick School (LKS) is excited to announce a new addition to the admissions team. With its new status as a non-profit school, Terry Columbus, Admissions Director, will move into a new role as the Director of Development to help the school begin to raise funds. Melissa Dagitz, who has been the Assistant Director of Admissions with Terry for the past five years, will move into the role of Director of Admissions. Terry will continue to work closely with the admissions team as she assumes her new role.
Tessa Boutwell joined the admissions team in June, 2018. Tessa received her teaching license and first Master’s degree in Elementary Education from Old Dominion University in Norfolk, Virginia. After teaching in elementary classrooms for three years, Tessa moved to Charlottesville to complete a graduate degree from the University of Virginia in Educational Psychology. Tessa’s experience working closely among children with diverse learning needs, and her child psychology background, make her an exceptional candidate for the position of Assistant Director of Admissions at Little Keswick School. Tessa’s many experiences in educational settings have given her the skills needed to effectively evaluate prospective enrollees, while working closely with parents, families, staff and Educational and Therapeutic Consultants to understand and communicate the specific learning profiles of our students at LKS. Her passion for special education and working with children and families is aligned perfectly in Little Keswick School's community, and LKS is so excited to have her.
When not at work, Tessa enjoys cooking, spending time with her family and exploring the Shenandoah National Park.