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the whittle school & studios global boarding team

Susan Emery, EdD//  Associate Director of Boarding Admissions, DC Campus & Director of Financial Aid, DC Campus  Dr. Susan Emery brings to Whittle School & Studios over 15 years of international and domestic experience in education, advising, and school administration. She has worked as an EFL classroom teacher, EFL curriculum designer, a teacher educator, textbook correlations specialist, independent educational consultant (IECA), certified educational planner (CEP), and former Secondary School Admission Test (SSAT) administrator in Taipei, Beijing, Shanghai, Los Angeles, and West Hartford, Connecticut. Susan was the fourth founding member and Director of Enrollment Management at American University Preparatory School, a boarding high school in downtown Los Angeles. She also served as a founding board member of a charter school opening next year in the Los Angeles area. Most recently, she worked at Kingswood Oxford School as a Senior Associate Director of Admissions, providing expertise in international student recruitment, programming, and agency partnerships. Originally from McLean, Susan is excited to be back in the DMV with her husband and their son, who will be joining the inaugural cohort.

Susan Emery, EdD// Associate Director of Boarding Admissions, DC Campus & Director of Financial Aid, DC Campus

Dr. Susan Emery brings to Whittle School & Studios over 15 years of international and domestic experience in education, advising, and school administration. She has worked as an EFL classroom teacher, EFL curriculum designer, a teacher educator, textbook correlations specialist, independent educational consultant (IECA), certified educational planner (CEP), and former Secondary School Admission Test (SSAT) administrator in Taipei, Beijing, Shanghai, Los Angeles, and West Hartford, Connecticut. Susan was the fourth founding member and Director of Enrollment Management at American University Preparatory School, a boarding high school in downtown Los Angeles. She also served as a founding board member of a charter school opening next year in the Los Angeles area. Most recently, she worked at Kingswood Oxford School as a Senior Associate Director of Admissions, providing expertise in international student recruitment, programming, and agency partnerships. Originally from McLean, Susan is excited to be back in the DMV with her husband and their son, who will be joining the inaugural cohort.

Blair Allan //   Global Boarding Associate   Prior to Whittle, Blair worked extensively in the international development field focusing on women’s and children’s rights. As an Associate at Plan International and Chemonics International in Washington, DC, she supported USAID education and health policy projects that impacted youth communities. She received both her B.A. and M.P.A at New York University (NYU), majoring in Sociology, Politics, and International Development. During her time at NYU, Blair worked with several youth groups in the greater New York City Area that focus on youth advocacy. In addition, she has spent significant time working throughout the U.S. and around the world, including in Nepal, Tanzania, and Belgium, supporting projects and organizations that promote children’s rights and gender equality.

Blair Allan // Global Boarding Associate

Prior to Whittle, Blair worked extensively in the international development field focusing on women’s and children’s rights. As an Associate at Plan International and Chemonics International in Washington, DC, she supported USAID education and health policy projects that impacted youth communities. She received both her B.A. and M.P.A at New York University (NYU), majoring in Sociology, Politics, and International Development. During her time at NYU, Blair worked with several youth groups in the greater New York City Area that focus on youth advocacy. In addition, she has spent significant time working throughout the U.S. and around the world, including in Nepal, Tanzania, and Belgium, supporting projects and organizations that promote children’s rights and gender equality.