MAMA Seattle Invites you to attend our next monthly lunch seminar:
Educational Consultants: Using professionals to help you navigate the wilds of finding the right school for your child at any age ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
When: Tuesday, June 2, 2015, from 11:45am to 1:15pm (program is from 12:00 to 1:00pm
with networking time before and after).
Where: Davis Wright Tremaine LLP, 1201 Third Ave., Floor 22, Seattle, WA 98101
RSVP: through Big Tent (preferred if you are a MAMA Seattle member) or by email to email@example.com. Please identify if you will attend in person in Seattle or if you will participate by phone.
Choosing the right school for your child can be challenging as there are so many great public and independent schools in the greater Seattle area. And after you have decided on a school, there may be times when you question whether the school is a good fit for your child’s abilities, learning style, and personality. Our guest speaker Anne Sarewitz is an independent educational consultant who is familiar with several different schools in the area and how they meet the needs of different types of students. Anne will be giving us some food for thought on what traits to look for in a school and how you can determine whether your child and the school are a good fit. She will also be available to answer any questions that MAMA Seattle members may have about being involved with their children’s schools and times when it may make sense to work with an educational consultant.
Anne Sarewitz has over 25 years of Seattle independent schools. Born and raised in Seattle, Anne attended Forest Ridge School of the Sacred Heart where she remains an active alumna. From 1988-1999, her 3 daughters attended Epiphany School where she had the opportunity to become very involved as a parent. She was the president of the parent association and auction chair among other parent activities. Also during that time, she served as president of the Board of Trustees for 4 years. As her children graduated and moved on to middle and upper school, Anne again became involved in the parent associations at both University Prep and Lakeside School. The volunteer opportunities were abundant, which allowed Anne to give back to the schools that were educating her children while also continuing to learn about how different independent schools operate.
In 2001, Anne was given the opportunity to go back to Epiphany School as their director of admission and financial aid. During her 11 year tenure as admission director at Epiphany, she had the pleasure of meeting hundreds of families looking for a good school fit for their children. Among her many responsibilities, one of her favorites was working with students moving on to middle school. Putting the pieces of the puzzle together to find a good fit for the student was a wonderful challenge for her.
Most recently, Anne has held the position of interim director of admissions and financial aid at The Bush School. Managing all aspects of Kindergarten-12th Grade admissions, she observed the "other side" of middle and upper school placement, from the perspective of the admitting school. Her thorough knowledge of the Seattle independent school admissions landscape gives her the opportunity to work with parents and students to find a school that is “right” for them.
We encourage you to attend our lunch seminar in person to facilitate both networking and a lively discussion.
Please bring your lunch and join us for this presentation, and meet fellow MAMA Seattle members! Cookies will be provided.
For those who cannot attend in person, we offer the option to participate by phone.
Call in #: 888-757-0729; Passcode: 1396142354#
When attending via telephone, please use your mute button to prevent background noise, but do not place the call on hold. Some firms have hold music, which is disruptive to the presentation. If you need to leave the call briefly, please hang up and call back in when you are able.
MAMA Seattle would also like to thank our
Davis Wright Tremaine LLP
Garvey Schubert Barer
and Gold sponsors:
Dorsey & Whitney LLP
K&L Gates LLP
Keller Rohrback LLP
Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP
Perkins Coie LLP
Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt
Summit Law Group PLLC
Susman Godfrey LLP