With their breadth and depth of experience at independent schools, our Admissions team will be your guides. Please contact any of our team members for more information on Shipley and our admissions process.
Amy came to Shipley in 2014 as the Director of Enrollment Management. Prior to joining the Shipley community, Amy spent 9 years as Director of Admissions at The Renbrook School in Connecticut. Before that she was the Director of Admissions at the Community School of Naples in Florida, and an Associate Director of Admissions at St. Paul’s School in New Hampshire. Amy has two children in independent schools; her youngest is a current Shipley student.
Amy graduated from Wheaton College in Massachusetts and earned her Masters in Education from Rivier University in New Hampshire. When she is not at school, Amy enjoys spending time with her family outdoors – hiking and skiing are among their favorite activities.
Sylvia has been a member of the Shipley community since 2000 and is the parent of 3 Shipley graduates. In 2010, Sylvia joined the Admissions Team as Associate Director of Admissions for Lower School. In 2015, Sylvia became the Director of Admissions, and in 2016 she became the Director of Admissions and Financial Aid.
Sylvia earned her degree in Graphic Design from Rhode Island School of Design. When she is not at school, Sylvia enjoys spending time with her family. In her free time, she enjoys cooking, reading, yoga, and traveling.
Co-Director of Community Life, Director of Diversity, Associate Director of Admissions
Chet has been part of the Shipley community since 2003. Initially a Physical Education teacher in our Lower School and the boys’ Varsity Basketball Coach, in 2010 Chet became the Co-Director of Community Life, the Director of Diversity, and an Associate Director of Admissions. Prior to assuming these positions, Chet served as the Dean of Students at a Charter School in Philadelphia.
Chet earned his Bachelor's degree from West Chester University, and received his Master's in Education from Eastern University. In his free time, Chet enjoys exercising and spending time with his wife and 3 children.
Courtney came to Shipley as a second teacher in 1st grade in 1997 and is the parent of 5 Shipley students. In 2015, Courtney joined the Admissions Team as our Admissions Parent Liaison, and in 2016 she became the Associate Director of Admissions for Lower School.
Courtney grew up locally and graduated from Montgomery School and Friends’ Central School. She earned a BA in Psychology from Trinity College and received her Masters in Elementary Education from the University of Pennsylvania. When she is not at school, Courtney enjoys spending time with her friends and family. Her hobbies include cooking, exercising, reading, and all kinds of crafty things.
Alexander "Alex" Hay
Associate Director of Admissions for Middle School
Alex joined the Shipley community in 2012. He serves as our Associate Director of Admissions for Middle School as well as a Middle School boys' baseball and soccer coach. Prior to coming to Shipley, Alex taught Upper School English at the Westtown School in West Chester, PA.
A graduate of The Episcopal Academy and Temple University, Alex grew up in the Philadelphia area in a family devoted to education. When he is not at school, Alex enjoys playing soccer, watching movies (Martin Scorcese is his favorite director), and trying out new restaurants.
Lisa came to Shipley in 2014 as an Admissions Associate in the Lower School. Prior to joining our community, Lisa worked in the Admissions Office at Springside Chestnut Hill Academy.
A graduate of The Agnes Irwin School, Lisa earned a BS in Psychology from Smith College. When she is not at Shipley, Lisa enjoys spending time with her husband and two grown daughters, as well as singing and traveling.
Zoe joined the Shipley community in 2005 as our Admissions Database Coordinator. Before coming to Shipley, Zoe worked in admissions and development at Germantown Academy in Fort Washington, PA, where both of her children attended school.
When Zoe is not at Shipley, she enjoys spending time with her friends and family. Zoe is a skilled gardener and loves being outdoors.
The Shipley School is a private, coeducational day school for pre-kindergarten through 12th grade students, located in Bryn Mawr, PA. Through our commitment to educational excellence, we develop within each student a love of learning and a desire for compassionate participation in the world.