Testimonials

From the moment that Parny walked into my office on her first day with us, I was able to take a meaningful sigh of relief. Her bright, sunny approach to this crucial work on enrollment strategy and data collection helped us to jump start a new path for our approach to admissions work. We could affirm low hanging fruit and things we should have been doing but had not addressed in the admissions process and funnel and also think about new and creative ways to address working with data to make informed decisions. Parny is that combination of deep knowledge and experience and attention to modernized approaches to energizing your admissions office. Plus, as a former head of school and head of admissions, she offers on the spot support every day she is present. Hire her and sleep better at night!

- Dr. Jennifer Zaccaro, Head of School , Vermont Academy

It can be an enormous challenge for students and families to navigate the secondary school process in the Northeast. With her extensive experience and expertise with highly selective secondary schools, and their current trends, Dr. Parney Hagerman’s counsel can be invaluable.

Dr. Hagerman collaborated with our daughter during her secondary school search and application process with genuine enthusiasm and ease. Thanks to Dr. Hagerman’s personalized, comprehensive strategy, our daughter feels confident she has connected with a secondary school where she will be happy and successful.

As a professional educational consultant, and an all-around great person, it’s our absolute pleasure to recommend Dr. Hagerman.

- Stephanie & Steven Ames – Sharon, CT

Although my husband, daughter and I have known Parny for only a short time, we unanimously have been impressed by her level of professionalism, integrity and commitment to each child’s success. Parny has built trust and a rapport with my daughter that can only come with her true caring nature. Parny knows that every child is different which means that each child’s learning requirements will be different. Therefore, she works to find the best fit for each family and for each child. The bottom line is that Parny is a true pleasure, and we as a family, feel quite fortunate to have met her.

- Leah Sparks, Dallas Texas, Parent, ‘21

There are no words to describe how much Parny changed my life by noticing my talents and leadership capabilities. As an anxious international student who spoke very little English, Parny was not only my mentor throughout my boarding school experience but also, most importantly, a life-long friend. I am honored that Parny, an incredible admissions counselor/director, helped me become the successful adult I am today.

- Tommy Liem, Hotchkiss, ’96 Investor Relations and Portfolio Analysis at Thomas H. Lee Partners

When school people say of a colleague that she “Gets it,” what we remark on is her keen perspective on and insight into the generative fit between a young person and a school environment. Parny Hagerman gets it. She sees the young person inside the budding artist, the athlete, and the scholar, and her vast knowledge of school dynamics and environments have led her to guide countless students to educational settings best suited for students’ growth and successes.

- Charlie Frankenbach, Bigelow Teaching Chair (English), The Hotchkiss School

Parny has been an invaluable resource for our school in helping us refocus our marketing efforts and establish an effective enrollment management strategy. Her extensive background in admissions, as well as her experience having been a head of school, gives her an in-depth understanding of current pressures facing admission directors. Parny is a wealth of knowledge when is comes to successful approaches that will help schools stabilize and grow their enrollments – by effectively managing retention with current families, and identifying and reaching new markets for students.

- John B. Houghton – Associate Head of School, Derby Academy