All Kinds of News for February 10, 2021
Oliverian School is delighted to welcome Melodie Hayes as the new director of admissions and business development! Melodie succeeds Oliverian’s friend, Barclay Mackinnon, who will be leaving after devoting over 20 years of his life to the school’s mission.
Melodie has spent her entire professional life helping others overcome personal obstacles to create better lives for themselves. Melodie started this journey almost thirty years ago at an internationally known residential nonprofit for adults with special needs and learning disabilities. Melodie started her career as a skills coach and worked her way to the executive director position. As a senior executive, Melodie took a very hands-on approach to admissions, knowing that the integrity of the admissions process is the critical first step in effectively serving the client, the referring professional, and the mission.
Melodie is part of a large and close-knit family, including a sibling with special needs, which inspired her to follow her passion and values of family and integrity. Saying what she means and meaning what she says (but saying it nicely!) is important to Melodie. She believes in creating strong connections with people through open, honest communication without judgment. Because of this, Melodie makes a perfect fit to represent Oliverian.
“Melodie is warm, dynamic, honest, and smart,” says Oliverian’s head of school, Will Laughlin. “I love her mantra, ‘clear is kind,’ because that approach is so important to students, parents, and referring professionals. She already understands and loves the school; I am so glad she’s here.”
A mother of two children, Amanda and Logan (also known as her pride and joy), Melodie deeply and personally understands the responsibility parents entrust to Oliverian. Melodie’s goal is to support the school’s mission by ensuring that the admissions process is one of clarity, service, warmth, and integrity for all involved.
Melodie can be reached at 603.838.0399 or 888.922.5565 or firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com. Please reach out to congratulate her and/or to discuss a child who may benefit from Oliverian School.
Oliverian School, located in Pike, New Hampshire, is a non-profit all gender boarding school with college prep academics and an average class size of five and a one-to-one faculty to student ratio, including three full-time licensed therapists. Our campus is contiguous with 2000 acres of recreational preserve land. Oliverian is licensed by the state of New Hampshire and accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges. For more information, please contact our Admissions Department at 888.922.5565.