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Meet The Admissions Staff

Tiffany Wells

Director of Admissions and Marketing

As Director of Admission and Marketing, my mission is to continue to build a warm, nurturing and compassionate community for Elgin Academy.
- Tiffany Wells

As Director of Admission and Marketing, my mission is to continue to build a warm, nurturing and compassionate community for Elgin Academy. Throughout my career working at independent schools, I have been tasked with finding the right students for that particular school. I hope to continue this legacy at EA and ensure every student has the opportunity to witness EA being the right fit for them. There is no perfect fit when you're looking for the next big thing to do. You have to take opportunities and make an opportunity fit for you, rather than the other way around. The ability to learn is the most important quality a leader can have.

Bonita Goist

Senior Marketing and Outreach Coordinator

Since I came to Elgin Academy as a parent, I saw that Elgin Academy is a place for students to learn who they really are. They are encouraged to be risk takers, to take chances and to go outside of their comfort zone.As a result, graduates of EA are prepared to take on the world and do amazing things
- Bonita Goist

There is definitely a dedication to helping each student reach his/her highest potential. When the opportunity arose to join the Marketing and Admissions staff, I was thrilled to be able to play a more active role in helping to bring more students to campus and let others in the community know about Elgin Academy.Elgin Academy is a unique community of students, teachers, staff and family who come together to create an atmosphere of learning, caring and creativity and I love that it’s my job to tell everyone about it.

Katherine Kruse

Director of International Studies, Strength & Conditioning - Coach

I am passionate about fostering cultural diversity through student exchange and international education. It is my mission to enhance cultural perspectives, mutual respect, and global responsibility through building programs and services for the development of international students, local students and the greater community of Elgin.
- Katie Kruse

Rose Johnson

Athletic and Admissions Assistant

My goal as the Receptionist/Athletic Assistant is to make each student and family member feel welcomed and excited to know they made the right choice in Elgin Academy as they come through our doors and to our athletic events. I am excited to get to know everyone and to be involved in the EA Community.
- Rose Johnson

Elgin Academy, as a private 501(c)(3) educational organization and as an ISACS fully accredited educational entity, provides equal admission and access and opportunities to all students currently enrolled at EA and to students seeking enrollment at the Academy. Elgin Academy does not discriminate against any person or class of persons based on disability, race, color, creed, religion, sexual orientation or in any other manner prohibited by either federal or state law. The Elgin Academy admissions policy is dictated by our implementation and usage of our mission statement as a guiding principle to the operation of the school.