Founded in 2001, the Diversity Round Table (DRT) was established for admissions officers of color within the Ten Schools Admission Organization (TSAO). The primary role of DRT is to counsel, recruit and matriculate prospective students from a demographic range including, but not exclusively, racial, cultural, economic, and geographic.
The Diversity Round Table functions in the spirit of the TSAO, whose member schools strive “to cooperate, in their outreach to prospective students and their families.” Our mission is to:
Enhance the educational experience of all students by creating a diverse school environment.
Implement strategies that create a diverse applicant pool.
Counsel families and talent identification program administrators through the boarding school admission process.
Act as an advisor to enrolled families once they arrive at our schools; over time, allow them to establish their own connections among our faculty over four years.
Helene Ramirez Guerra, Choate Rosemary Hall
Jeff Armes, Deerfield Academy
Dana Hunter, The Hill School
Yassine Talhaoui, The Hotchkiss School
Felicia Aikens, The Lawrenceville School
Liz Stewart, The Loomis Chaffee School
Jessica Acosta Chavez, Phillips Academy
Nahin Jorgge, Phillips Exeter Academy
Derek Johnson, St. Paul's School
Shanique Garcia, The Taft School