Meet the Team

Our Admission Counselors are experts in their field; ready to provide you with advice on the process as well as answer any questions you may have about Key.

Websites are helpful, but there is no substitute for an in-person visit to campus. Please contact the admission counselor responsible for the division/grade to which your child would be applying to schedule a private campus tour.

Thomas Rossini

Director of Enrollment & Outreach

"After nearly 20 years working in independent school admissions, I still never take for granted the privilege and responsibility that comes with counseling families through their school search process. It’s one of the most deeply personal and important decisions families make. The partnership between family and school begins during the admission process, and nothing is more thrilling than to witness families reach the 'ah-ha moment' when they determine the best-fit school for their student, especially when that school is Key!"



Makeba Barnes
Sr. Associate Director of Admission 
Lower School (Grades 1-4) 
Upper School (Grades 9-12)

“For the past 10 years, I’ve had the privilege of being an Admission Counselor at Key and during that time I have worked with a very diverse group of applicants. My greatest joy is introducing Key School to families who are new to an independent school education and helping them navigate the admission process. In the end, they learn that Key School is within reach and a real possibility!”

Schedule a Tour with Makeba


Cheryl Martin
Director of Financial Aid
First School Admission
(Pre-K and Kindergarten)

“Having worked in the Admission Office at Key for over 21 years I am still excited about introducing families to Key! While our Mission remains the same, we continue to develop and introduce new programs and elements that I find interesting and I look forward to sharing with prospective families.  I want families to know what I know - that Key is more than a school - it is a dynamic community and I cannot wait to tell you all about it.”

Schedule a tour with Cheryl


Kelsey Miller
Associate Director of Admission
Middle School
(Grades 5-8)

“It is amazing to be a part of a learning environment that's supportive, caring and that fosters creativity and a love of learning. I get to interact with a diverse group of students, and love learning all about their interests, passions, strengths, and hopes. I especially enjoy touring families through Key's campus and helping students imagine themselves as an Obezag! I get to relive the emotion I felt when visiting Key with my family for the first time and love seeing that they feel that same excitement!”

Schedule a tour with Kelsey


Rachel Sweeney
Associate Director of Admission
(Key-Wee and Pre-School)
Enrollment Coordinator

“Working with incoming Key-Wee and Pre-School families is such a joy. I love introducing families to Key’s top-notch early education programming and seeing their eyes light up when they realize what a welcoming and fulfilling community Key provides for not only their children, but their whole family. I've had that very experience as I've witnessed my own child growing and thriving at Key, and I relish sharing it with others."

Schedule a tour with Rachel


The Admission Office is located on the first floor of Smith House. During the school year our office is open Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. During the summer and school holidays our office is open Monday-Thursday 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. and Friday 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.