Meet the Admissions Team
DIRECTOR OF ENOLLMENT MANAGEMENT
Bachelor of Arts, Gustavus Adolphus College
MSc in Education Counseling and Personnel Services, Purdue University
Barb has a rich history of leadership in admissions positions, most recently as a consultant at St. Michael's School in Tucson, AZ. She has also served as Dean of Enrolment at Ethel Walker School in Simsbury, CT, and as Vice President and Dean of Enrolment in numerous College settings.
Xiaomeng “Sammi” Yuan
ASSISTANT DIRECTOR OF ADMISSIONS
Diploma in Business
Christchurch Polytechnic Institution of Technology (CPIT), NZ
Sammi serves as The MacDuffie School’s Assistant Director of Admissions based out of her home town of Tianjin, China. She attended college at Christchurch Polytechnic Institute of Technology in the beautiful city of Christchurch, New Zealand where she earned her diploma in Business. Sammi worked in an overseas study program for twelve years. This company specialized in providing professional consultation to students who are interested in studying at secondary schools in both the United States and the United Kingdom. She lived in the United States for several years when she worked in Seattle, Washington. In her free time, Sammi enjoys reading, classical music, and spending time with her family and super energetic little boy.
ADMISSIONS ASSOCIATE AND SOCIAL MEDIA MANAGER
Bachelor of Arts, University of Waterloo
Master of Education, University of Toronto
Elizabeth has had many roles at MacDuffie, from Parent Association Treasurer to Manager of Duff’s Stuff. She officially joined the Admissions Team in February 2023. She taught French for 14 years in girls’ independent schools in Toronto, and has coached volleyball and cross country. She lives in South Hadley with her husband, Steve and can be found on FaceTime with her two children, currently studying back in Canada. Elizabeth enjoys running, traveling, and documenting her family’s adventures in scrapbooks.
We’re on the road!
The MacDuffie School Admissions Team travels all across the United States and around the world. We look forward to meeting you and encourage you to reach out to us at email@example.com.