Where is your happy place?
I’m a walking contradiction, as it’s either the gym at 6am, or Matt’s El Rancho in Austin, Texas with a bowl of Bob Armstrong Queso Dip. I guess they balance each other out!
What are you known for?
My superhuman organizational skills.
Who was your favorite teacher and why?
John Virden at the Hotchkiss School. As Dean of Students at the time, “ Mr. V.” clearly had a full dance card but somehow managed to always make time for me and was able to make me feel like I was the only one in the room. Whether it was in his office talking to him as an advisor, on the squash court, or at his house for Sunday family dinner, Mr. V. had a way of knowing how to push me out of my comfort zone while instilling in me an incredible sense of ambition as well as empathy for others. In the truest sense, he was my home away from home.
Together with EA’s President, Lisa Lovering, Abby oversees EA’s team of Placement Managers, helping them to identify talented educators and administrators to connect with EA’s client schools. As the company’s Conference Manager, Abby manages Educator’s Ally’s presence at People of Color Conference (PoCC), NAIS Annual Conference and other industry events each year.
A product of independent schools, Abby attended Green Vale School and The Hotchkiss School. She graduated from Trinity College where she was a member of the Division I National Championship squash team. Having started off in non-profit Development and Fundraising, Abby transitioned to the public sector and joined Educator’s Ally after a successful career in Strategic Marketing within the financial industry. She lives in New Canaan, CT with her husband, two children and their dog, Otto.
Abby joined EA in 2013.