Directory & Addresses

Directory & Addresses

    • 2022-2023 New Faculty Members


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    Chase Spong '10
    Admission, Tuition Assistance
    Director of Admission and Tuition Assistance
    (540) 672-6022
    College of William & Mary - BA
    Vanderbilt University - MEd
    Chase Spong ’10 serves as director of admission and tuition assistance. He holds a bachelor's degree in history from the College of William & Mary and a master's degree in education from Vanderbilt University. Mr. Spong, his wife, Winston, and their yellow lab live in the New Duplex West.
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    Karla Vargas-Kennedy
    Assistant Headmaster and Director of Enrollment Management
    State University of New York at Binghamton - BA
    Western New Mexico University - MA
    St. Thomas University - Doctoral Candidate
    Karla Vargas-Kennedy is assistant headmaster and director of enrollment management.
    Ms. Vargas-Kennedy has deep experience with single-sex schools and boarding schools. She previously served as director of enrollment management at Foxcroft School, an all-girls boarding school, since 2017 and began her career as a Spanish teacher and dorm master at Mercersburg Academy. She also has extensive experience in the college admission and financial aid world, serving at Cornell University, the University of Chicago Law School, Our Lady of the Lake University, and Green Mountain College.
    She holds a bachelor's degree in comparative Literature and Latin American and Caribbean Studies from the State University of New York at Binghamton and a masters degree in educational leadership from Western New Mexico University. Ms. Vargas-Kennedy is pursuing her doctoral degree in educational leadership from St. Thomas University. Her husband, Rusty Kennedy, is vice president of admission and student affairs at Midway University. They live in the Bowman House.
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    Cynthia Coleman Hutcherson
    Associate Director of Admission
    (540) 672-6023
    James Madison University - BA
    Cynthia Coleman joined Woodberry in December of 2020. She serves as the assistant director of admission for outreach and focuses primarily on the visitor experience, virtual events, and communication to prospective families. Prior to coming to Woodberry, Cynthia served as the admission operations coordinator at Darden Business School at the University of Virginia. She graduated from James Madison University in 2018 with a BA in Communication Studies and lives with her husband, Tyler, in Charlottesville, VA.
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    Craig Dawson
    Assistant Director of Admission & Head Varsity Basketball Coach
    (540) 661-4237
    Wake Forest University - BA
    Craig Dawson came to Woodberry in 2012 as an assistant director of admission and head varsity basketball coach. He is a 2002 graduate of Wake Forest University, where he played varsity basketball for four years. He has coached extensively at the secondary level. Mr. Dawson lives in the Epes House.
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    Michael Leahy
    Assistant Director of Admission and Head Varsity Lacrosse Coach
    (540) 672-6715
    University of Virginia - BA
    Michael Leahy is an assistant director in admission and varsity lacrosse coach for Woodberry. Michael was a leader on the 1999 UVa lacrosse team that won the school’s first NCAA national title since 1972. He graduated from UVa that year with a degree in history. Off the field he has worked in equity sales for a variety of national and international financial firms in both Richmond and Boston. Michael, his wife Maggie, and their children live in the Class of 2005 Faculty Residence. 
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    Elise Lloyd
    Admission, Communications
    Marketing and Communications Intern
    Bridgewater College - BS
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    Mr. Duke M. Sherrell '15
    Assistant Director of Admission
    (540) 672-6031
    Rhodes College - BA, MA
    Duke Sherrell ’15 joined the Woodberry Admission office in 2022 after serving two years at Pace Academy in Georgia, where he taught history, coached football and wrestling, and served as the upper school diversity and inclusion coordinator. Mr. Sherrell earned his bachelor’s degree and a master’s of education in urban education at Rhodes College, where he also played football. He lives in the Walker C dorm apartment.
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    Mr. Nick Switzer '16
    Assistant Director of Admission
    (540) 672-6787
    University of Virginia - BA
    Nick Switzer '16 joined the Admission office in April of 2021. He serves as an assistant director of admission focusing on both on-campus visits and off-campus recruitment. Nick attended Woodberry and then moved on to graduate from the University of Virginia in 2020 with a BA in statistics. Following graduation, Nick served as an investment services associate at Vanguard and as the assistant varsity swimming coach at St. Anne’s Belfield School. In addition to his admission work, Nick will assist with the Woodberry swimming program. He lives in the third-floor Terry apartment.
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    Sydney Woodward
    (540) 672-6024
    The College of William & Mary - BA

Package and US Mail Deliveries

Packages are to be addressed to: 
898 Woodberry Forest Road, Woodberry Forest, VA 22989

When mailing to specific departments please use:

Admission Office                     
241 Woodberry Station

Alumni and Development Office  

402 Woodberry Station

Athletic Office
378 Woodberry Station 

Business Office                         
10 Woodberry Station

College Counseling                  
148 Woodberry Station

Dean of Students                     
334 Woodberry Station

Financial Aid                              
30 Woodberry Station

48 Woodberry Station

Sports Camp                             
378 Woodberry Station
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