Sally came to Mercersburg from Andover High School in Andover, Mass., where she was a college counselor, AP coordinator, and team leader for the college advising program. Her career spans a variety of educational institutions. In secondary education, she has also served as the director of guidance and college counseling at Our Lady of Nazareth Academy in Wakefield, Mass. (1998–2000) and the college/guidance counselor at McLean High School in McLean, Va. (1994–1996). Concurrent with her duties at Andover High, Sally also served as an admissions application reader at Northeastern University in Boston and as a college counselor at Campus Bound in Lexington, Mass. From 2007 to 2009, she was the resident director for grades 9–12 at Andover A Better Chance, a non-profit organization that gives talented youth of color the opportunity to achieve their dreams through education. Sally and her husband, Brian, have three children (including Dierdre ’20).
Stuart is Mercersburg’s senior associate director of college counseling. He previously taught English at Mercersburg and at St. George’s School in Middletown, R.I., where he served for six years as head girls’ varsity tennis coach and for five years as an associate director of college counseling. At St. George’s, he was also an assistant varsity football coach, the head boys’ and girls’ JV tennis coach, and a dormitory head and adviser.
Stuart has also worked as the director of admission and financial aid and as an English teacher at Pingree School in South Hamilton, Mass., as well as a leadership gifts officer at Brooks School in North Andover, Mass. He was a three-year letterwinner in football at Bates College, where he earned a bachelor’s degree. Stuart and his wife, Head of School Katie Titus, live in 1893 House on campus with their daughters, Natalie ’20 and Samantha.
Mike joined the Office of Admission in 2011 as associate director of admission and financial aid, and became associate director of college counseling in 2015. He grew up in Syracuse, N.Y., and graduated from Hobart and William Smith Colleges in 2006 with a B.A. in English and public policy and a minor in education. Mike was a co-captain of the Hobart lacrosse team and is the sixth-leading scorer in the program’s history. At Mercersburg, he is the head boys’ varsity lacrosse coach, as well as a dorm faculty member and adviser in Main Hall. Mike and his wife, Cally (who previously served as the dormitory dean in South Cottage), live in Main with their two children.
Associate Director of College Counseling & History Faculty
Austin brings a wide variety of experiences from the academic world and elsewhere to his position in Mercersburg’s college counseling office. He has taught and served as a college counselor, adviser, and handled a number of other responsibilities at Kingham Hill School in England, The Thacher School in Ojai, Calif., and the Queen Anne School in Seattle.
Austin graduated from Syracuse University with a double major in geography and history. He has completed master’s degrees from the University of Washington, Columbia University, and the University of Bristol. Austin and his wife, Alison, have three children: Darcy ’17, Tag ’19, and Stapley ’20.
Rachel, who grew up in Buckhannon, W.Va., comes to Mercersburg from Vanderbilt University, where she was a graduate assistant for the Peabody Office of Graduate Admissions and Vanderbilt Programs for Talented Youth. She was also a member of the residential leadership team for the Vanderbilt Summer Academy, a residential summer-learning program for students age 13–17.
Rachel previously worked as an admission officer at Allegheny College in Meadville, Pa., and volunteered extensively with the Pennsylvania Association for College Admissions Counseling as a coordinator of workshops for secondary-school counselors. She also served as a counseling intern at Centennial High School in Franklin, Tenn. Rachel captained the cross country and track & field teams at Mount Holyoke College (her undergraduate alma mater) before earning a master’s of education in human development counseling (with emphasis in school counseling) from Vanderbilt. Rachel is an assistant cross country and track & field coach at Mercersburg; she still enjoys lacing up her running shoes for a marathon, traveling to new places, and exploring the occasional farmer’s market. She lives in Fowle Hall on campus with her cat, Mallory.
Glenn is Mercersburg’s director of aquatics, head swimming coach, and a member of the college counseling department. He came to Mercersburg from the Upper Main Line YMCA in Berwyn, Pa. (near Philadelphia), where he was the director of competitive aquatics and national team coach for 13 years. (He also spent one season as assistant swimming coach at the University of Alabama). His teams consistently finished in the top five at YMCA Nationals, and his swimmers have won 44 YMCA national titles and a YMCA national championship in 2009. A native of East Windsor, N.J., Glenn was the 2011 YMCA National Coach of the Year and spent three years on the YMCA Swimming National Advisory Committee.
Founded in 1893 in the heart of Pennsylvania and the Mid-Atlantic, Mercersburg is a private, coed, college preparatory boarding school with approximately 435 students (15 percent are day), grades 9-12 and postgraduate.
We offer 170 courses, including AP and Honors, more than $7 million in financial aid, 26 varsity sports, and a state-of-the-art performing and visual arts center. Located 90 minutes from Washington, D.C., and Baltimore, and within easy driving distance of New York City, Philadelphia, and Pittsburgh. 300 East Seminary Street, Mercersburg, PA 17236 GPS Address: 10951 Buchanan Trail West, Mercersburg, PA 17236 717-328-6173