RCDS Welcomes Tracey Wetmore
(RUMSON, NJ – July 12, 2018) The Rumson Country Day School is pleased to announce that Tracey Wetmore has been named the Director of Admissions and Enrollment Management at RCDS. Wetmore will begin her new role on August 1 and will be responsible for overseeing all admissions activities of the school — develop long-term goals and policies and implement strategies to attract and welcome new RCDS families.
“We are delighted that Mrs. Wetmore has accepted the position of Director of Admissions and Enrollment Management,” said Head of School Jayne Geiger. “She understands firsthand the benefits of an independent school education. Not only is she extremely experienced in admissions, she is also highly regarded in the field. Her regard for an excellent educational experience and passion for building lasting relationships supports the mission of The Rumson Country Day School and ensures that she will be an exceptional addition to RCDS.”
Wetmore comes to RCDS with an extensive understanding of independent school education and administration. She graduated from The Peddie School in Mercer County and has a degree from Lafayette College in English and Psychology. Upon graduating she accepted her first teaching position at the Millbrook School in New York, where she taught English, was an advisor and eventually accepted the position of Admissions Associate. After moving to New Jersey, Tracey worked at the Morristown Beard School as the Associate Director of Admissions until she rose to Director of Admissions. She also served one year as Interim Director of the Upper School before relocating to Monmouth County.
Wetmore sites her time as a student at the Peddie School as her initial inspiration to work in independent school education.
“I am eager to join the RCDS community,” Wetmore said. “My educational experience at an independent school changed the trajectory of my life. I feel compelled to be a part of a community that will give that transformative experience to other children. The core values of RCDS and the school’s commitment to academic excellence while educating the whole child resonated with me. I am excited to work closely with the internal advancement team and serve RCDS as its new Director of Admissions and Enrollment Management.”
Wetmore recently served as President of the Education Foundation of Little Silver and will join the Peddie Board of Trustees in the fall. She lives in Little Silver, New Jersey with her husband and three children who are active in athletics and in the community. Outside of the workplace, she enjoys coaching her daughter’s travel soccer team, playing golf and spending time on LBI.
Wetmore succeeds Mr. Kevin Nicholas, who will be teaching 5th-grade humanities at the Cathedral School of St. John the Divine in Manhattan starting this fall.
ABOUT THE RUMSON COUNTRY DAY SCHOOL:
The Rumson Country Day School (rcds.org) is a not-for-profit, independent, non-sectarian, coeducational school specializing in nursery through grade eight. The school enrolls students who work in small classes with superior programs in academics, athletics and the arts. Students are guided by a family of mentors who recognize strengths, nurture skills and empower confident children to be curious about the world around them. RCDS offers half-day and extended day Nursery and Pre-K programs and a full-day Kindergarten. RCDS has been recognized as a “Blue Ribbon School of Excellence” by the U. S. Department of Education since 1999.