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CRMS does some smithing of admin staff

Colorado Rocky Mountain School has recently hired several new administrators and promoted several others to new responsibilities.

Kate Wheaton, formerly associate director of admission, has been promoted to director of admission and marketing. Before joining CRMS, Wheaton helped coordinate a variety of student support services at California State University campuses in Sacramento and Monterey. She holds a bachelor’s degree in international relations and German from California State University, Sacramento.

New hires at CRMS include Emmett Smith, director of annual fund, Smith Maddrey, associate director of admission and member of the English faculty, and Dan Smith, director of technology.



Previously, Emmett Smith was the assistant director of development and alumni relations at Jesuit High School, New Orleans, where he was also head swim and golf coach. In addition, he was formerly the director of operations at the Compaq Classic of N.O., a PGA Tour event. In his new position at CRMS, he is responsible for coordinating fund-raising efforts for the independent college-preparatory school’s annual fund.

Maddrey has worked as a freelance writer and as a staff writer/photographer for the Missoula Independent. He’s been the associate director of international programs for the nonprofit World T.E.A.M. Sports and a senior instructor for Outward Bound and the National Outdoor Leadership School. As associate director of admission at CRMS, he works with other Admission Office staff to recruit, interview and select new students.



Dan Smith, the CRMS director of technology and computer programming teacher, was the network administrator at Brewster Academy. He has also been the business development manager at DIA*SIN Threadesigns, and holds a B.A. in business administration from Fort Lewis College.

In other changes of responsibility, Michael Smith, formerly dean of students, is now the academic dean, and is responsible for hiring and supporting teaching faculty and overseeing the academic schedules and performance of all students. Moving into the dean of students’ position is the former dean of residential life, Jeff Leahy, who now oversees the school’s discipline system. The new dean of residential life is Jennifer Ogilby, who oversees all issues specific to dormitory life. All three of these administrators also continue to teach classes and remain active in dormitory supervision, work crews and sports.


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