Victoria “Tory” Dodge
My exposure to boarding school started at the young age of five when I attended a junior boarding school as a day student at Rumsey Hall School in Connecticut. It continued as a boarding student at The Mary C. Wheeler School in Providence where I attended high school. At my initial school interviews, I remember looking at the Admissions Director thinking that that would be a job I would really like to have! Little did I know that after I had finished my degree at the University of Denver and had been a Peace Corp Teacher/volunteer in Ethiopia that I would actually become one. It took a few years to get there as I started out as a teacher and houseparent at a junior boarding school. I progressed to the role of Admissions Director and eventually to the Co-Directorship of the school. My next moves were to the secondary school level where I was the Director of Admissions and then I became a marketing and admissions consultant. For ten years I worked with over sixty boarding schools traveling in the United States, Canada and Europe.
Kelly O’Donnell Sheehan
With the birth of Tory’s grandchildren in June 2019, and being too young to retire, Tory wanted help with the Boarding Schools Fair in Bermuda, which she has hosted for 26 years. With over 20 years admissions experience and many more than that in event planning, Kelly is thrilled to join Tory and Schools to Know to help planning fairs and spread the good word of all boarding schools.