Meet The Admissions Team
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Abby Gagnon (Swardlick), Director of Admissions
Edwin Nùñez, Senior Associate Director of Admissions
A native of Heredia, Costa Rica, Edwin earned his BA in Economics and Chinese Language and Literature from Middlebury College. As an international student in boarding school and university, Edwin has personally experienced leaving his country for a better education; he truly understands the sacrifices that are involved when a student pursues an academic dream. Edwin joined the Thornton Academy team because he loves to work for an institution that provides students with opportunities for a life-changing experience while achieving their personal aspirations. When he is not busy welcoming prospective families to campus or recruiting students overseas, Edwin enjoys spending time in nature: hiking, cycling, running, gardening and playing soccer. He also has a deep interest in languages and world cultures.
Pat Olinger, Admissions Operations Manager, PDSO
Megan Theberge, Admissions Associate
Megan Theberge earned a self-designed International Studies degree from the University of Southern Maine, and had the good fortune to be able to participate in the Semester at Sea program during her studies. While traveling the world aboard Semester at Sea, Megan discovered the educational benefits of cultural exchange and travel. Since then, she has taught students of all ages in China and Thailand and has earned two ESL teaching certifications. Megan has continued to work toward promoting cultural awareness and exchange, and brings a knowledge of cultural sensitivity, diversity, and international relations to her work with Thornton Academy. In her spare time, Megan enjoys volunteering for various environmental causes and spending time outdoors with her son.