Lord comes to Brookwood with a wealth of experience in university admissions, as well as college counseling in independent school settings. She has served as assistant director of admission, admissionscounselor and financial aid counselor in college admissions and financial aid at Rice University, University of North Texas and Harvard University.
Lord has worked in a variety of independent school settings, having directed the college counseling programs at Antwerp International School in Belgium and Saint Stephen’s Episcopal School in Bradenton, Florida. She also served as a college counselor at St. John’s School in Houston, Texas.
Headmaster Randy Watts said her knowledge and experience with colleges and universities is exceptional.
“She has visited over 130 university campuses in 21 states and five countries. While she has a strong knowledge base with colleges and universities in the Southeast, she is also well versed with schools throughout the United States and internationally,” he said.
Lord holds a bachelor’s degree from Vassar College and a master’s degree from Harvard University.
She said she was immediately struck by the sense of belonging on campus when she visited Brookwood.“Everyone smiled. There was real conversation happening casually in the school’s common areas; multiple times throughout the day when I heard faculty or students asked to pitch in for one reason or another, the immediate answer was, ‘yes,’” she said.