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Thomas Eccleston IV '87, Assistant Headmaster for Enrollment Management  
Before my appointment as Assistant Headmaster for Enrollment Management in 2007, I served three years as director of admission and financial aid at Saint Edward’s School in beautiful Vero Beach, Florida. Prior to that, I made my second stop at Hill as Associate Director of Admission, Director of Financial Aid and head boys' hockey coach from 1996-2004. I started my boarding school career teaching and coaching at The Rectory School in Pomfret, Conn. and served as an associate director of admission and co-director of admission at Wilbraham and Monson Academy in Wilbraham, Mass. I am a 1987 graduate of Hill and third generation in my family to teach and work at Hill. I received a B.A. from Bowdoin College and an M.A. from Villanova University. I am responsible for all admission activities including: directing admission initiatives for the School’s Strategic Plan, developing a strong candidate pool, creating admission marketing materials, interviewing candidates, and representing the school at admission events around the country and throughout the world. I also oversee the communications office here at Hill, serve as a member of the Headmaster's senior staff, adviser to students, and serve as a member of the administrative duty team. I reside on campus in Sheppard House with my wife, Heidi, and daughters, Tatumn and Tanner. I spend much of my free time coaching and cheering on my daughters as they play on various athletics teams in our area. 

To contact Tom, email him at teccleston@thehill.org or call him at 610-705-1296. 

SKYPE ID: tom.eccleston.hill
Amanda Dougherty, Associate Director of Admission  
I joined The Hill's admission office in the summer of 2002, coming from the Westminster School, where I served as the associate director of admission and coached junior varsity girls' lacrosse, varsity girls' field hockey, and varsity girls' squash. A graduate of Trinity College with a B.A. in American studies, I was a collegiate lacrosse All-American and captained Trinity's nationally ranked lacrosse, am an assistant coach on the varsity field hockey team. In my free time, I enjoy cooking, reading, and spending time at the beach.
  
To contact Amanda, email her at adougherty@thehill.org or call her at 610-705-1131.

SKYPE ID: amanda.dougherty.hill
Dana Hunter-Watt, Associate Director of Admission  
I graduated from Amherst College cum laude in 2000 with a degree in political science. My main focus in college was on American politics and law, jurisprudence, and social thought. While at Amherst I held many positions, one of which was as the admission office intern, an experience that eventually would lead me back to the world of admission. Prior to my coming to Hill, I served as an account coordinator at Schneider/Shapiro Communications, a boutique public relations firm in New York City. I have been at Hill since 2001 and have worn many hats, and currently am associate director of admission. I will continue to travel across the country for the school and look forward to meeting many of you in a city near you. I also serve as a dorm parent in Upper School Dormitory.

To contact Dana, email her at dhunter@thehill.org or call her at 610-326-1000, ext. 7271.

SKYPE ID: dana.hunter.watt.hill
Chris Bala '97, Associate Director of Admission and Director of Financial Aid  
Prior to joining the Admission Office in 2007, I spent six years playing professional ice hockey, including time in the NHL with the Ottawa Senators. My pro career included four seasons in the American Hockey League (two with the Hershey Bears), before finishing with the Reading Royals of the ECHL. I graduated from The Hill 1997, serving as class president, and then spent four years at Harvard University where I earned a B.A. in government before beginning my hockey career. After retiring from hockey I became interested in a career in education, and was thrilled to have the opportunity to rejoin The Hill community. In addition to serving as director of financial aid, I frequently represent Hill at secondary school fairs and regional boarding school events. Outside of the office, I am the head coach of the boys' varsity ice hockey team. I am also a dorm parent in Ferenbach Dormitory where I live with my wife, Katie, an elementary school teacher, and our three children, Joshua, Jackson, and Gianna. In my free time I enjoy spending time with my family, reading, and playing golf.
 
To contact Chris, email him at cbala@thehill.org or call him at 610-705-1165
 
SKYPE ID: chris.bala.hill
David Mullen, Associate Director of Admission  
I arrived at The Hill in 2013 after spending the previous six years at the Millbrook School in Millbrook, N.Y., where I was an associate director of admission and head boys’ lacrosse coach. I grew up in the Philadelphia Area, attending Ridley High School. While at Ridley, I was the starting goalkeeper on the boys’ lacrosse team and a member of two state championship teams in 1997 and 1998. I graduated from the University of Delaware in 2003 with a B.A. in sports management. At Delaware, I was a three year starter for the men’s lacrosse team and earned two All-Conference selections. I spent a year in the corporate world before embarking on my prep school career. I worked in the admission office at The Pennington School in Pennington, N.J. for three years before arriving at Millbrook in 2007. Outside of the office, I am the head boys’ lacrosse coach at Hill, and also coach a Headstrong Foundation team. I live in East Faculty Village with my wife, Dana, and son, Thomas.

To contact Dave, email him at dmullen@thehill.org or call him at 610-326-1000 ext. 7257.
 
SKYPE ID: daveatthehill
Maggie Joyce, Associate Director of Admission  
I joined Hill’s admission office in the summer of 2013, after spending three years as an assistant director of admission and girls’ varsity ice hockey coach at my alma mater, Lawrence Academy, in Groton, Mass. I graduated from the University of New Hampshire cum laude in 2009 with a B.A. in English, where I was also member of the women’s ice hockey team. During my time in Durham, I was a part of four hockey east regular season and tournament championships, appeared in four NCAA tournaments, including two Frozen Four games, and also attended multiple USA hockey national team camps. At Hill, I am a dorm affiliate, the assistant coach for the girls’ hockey and lacrosse teams, and live on campus in a Pine Court apartment.


 To contact Maggie, email her at mjoyce@thehill.org or call her at 610-326-1000 ext. 7254
 
SKYPE ID: mjoyce_hill


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