Meet Our College Counselors
Dean of 大学咨询
Mr. Heffner joined the Saint Mary’s community in 2022 as Dean of 大学咨询. He is also a residential faculty member and serves as a member of the Academic Leadership Team and a faculty representative on the student-run Judicial Board.
A native of 教堂 Hill, Mr. Heffner earned his undergraduate degrees in history and American studies from the University of Richmond and a graduate degree in history from The College of William and Mary. He began his career in education working in the admissions offices at the University of Richmond and Princeton University. A desire to work more directly with students and their families motivated his move to Woodberry Forest, where he served as director of college counseling for eight years. 除了 to his responsibilities in the college counseling office, Mr. Heffner was a member of Woodberry’s administrative leadership team and served as an 顾问 and 宿舍的父母.
For the last six years, Mr. Heffner has overseen admissions at The Boys’ Latin School of Maryland, an all-boys day/boarding school in Baltimore, as director of enrollment management
Mr. Heffner is passionate about the ever-evolving field of college admissions and enjoys working with students and families as they navigate the college search and application process. He, 他的妻子, 还有两个女儿, 哈珀和赖斯, are thrilled to join the Saint Mary’s community and reside on campus. 除了, Harper is a rising first year Saint Mary’s girl and will be a member of the Class of 2026.
Associate Director of 大学咨询
Ms. Lee joined Saint Mary’s as a college counselor in 2018 after having experienced all the school has to offer from a parent’s perspective (her daughter is a 2017 graduate). After receiving her graduate certificate in college counseling from UCLA, she worked in college counseling at another 独立的 school in Raleigh for several years.
Ms. Lee completed her undergraduate studies in psychology at Davidson College, an MBA at Duke University, and has held various positions in corporate banking, 品牌营销, and project management with different organizations. Her educational journey—from a small liberal arts college to a mid-sized research university and a large research institution—has been pivotal in her life. So, bringing her corporate skills and experiences to the education field has felt like coming home.
When she’s not thinking, reading, or talking about education and the college process, Ms. Lee enjoys Face-Timing with her daughter and son (both now settled into college life), and embarking on new empty-nester hobbies like paddle-boarding with her husband. 除了, she can be found working out and trying to practice mindfulness in her life. You can find her office in Lower Smedes.
Associate Director of 大学咨询
夫人. Tanner joined jdb电子游戏中学 in 2022 as an associate director for 大学咨询 and is a residential faculty member.
Growing up in a small town in Pennsylvania, 丹尼尔·坦纳 dreamed of seeing the world, and after graduating from Penn State University in 2009, she set out to do just that. She moved to South Korea to teach English as a Second Language at an elementary school, and what was only supposed to be a year turned into a love of education and over 10 years of teaching experiences in a variety of international settings.
夫人. 坦纳和她丈夫, 埃里克, joined the 独立的 school community in 2016 when they moved to Christchurch School, a small boarding school located in Tidewater, 维吉尼亚州. 在CCS, Ms. Tanner worked as a teacher, international student coordinator, 顾问, 宿舍的父母, 戏剧导演, 招生助理, 大学辅导员. 5年后, she and her husband moved to Nassau, 巴哈马群岛, where she started a college counseling program at a small 独立的 school.
夫人. Tanner is passionate about helping students achieve their post-secondary goals and is looking forward to inspiring curiosity, 信心, and independence in the young women of Saint Mary’s.
She and her family have joined the Saint Mary’s community and will reside on campus. When she’s not busy working, 她喜欢徒步旅行, 野营, 旅行, 现场音乐, 烹饪和烘焙, and taking her rescue hound for nice long walkies. You can find her office in lower Smedes Hall.