Admissions Staff

Scott D. Wade, Director of Admissions and Financial Aid

Scott came to Breck from the Spence School in New York City, where he was the Director of Outreach and Public Purpose. He enjoys meeting prospective families and introducing them to Breck. “This school has such an inspiring culture of innovation among its faculty,” he says, “which is truly hard to find in such a well-established institution. And it offers so many opportunities for students to become leaders both inside and outside the classroom. I’m delighted to be here.” In addition to his Admissions duties, he also teaches Upper School bioethics. When he's not at school, he’s likely to be spending time outdoors with his wife and two children, exercising and enjoying one of our 10,000 lakes. 

Phone: 763-381-8200
 

Carrie Lennox, Associate Director of Admissions and Financial Aid; Grades 5-8 Admissions Coordinator

Carrie has been at Breck since 1997 and previously taught seventh grade history. Something she loves about Breck is that students get the opportunity to explore new ideas and activities all the time and that it’s “cool to do well. Students want to learn and continually ask why, and we are constantly evolving and improving to meet their needs.” In her free time, Carrie likes riding her bike, trying new restaurants, exploring new US cities in the summer and spending time with family and friends. 

Phone: 763-381-8204
 

Annette Bruscino, Admissions and Diagnostic Testing Coordinator

Annette came to Breck in 1990 as the school’s learning consultant and moved into the admissions department in 1995. She was previously a school psychologist in Massachusetts and in the Chaska public schools in Minnesota. She says she was drawn to Breck not only as a professional but also as a parent by how actively it works to live its mission every day and in every way. “The minute I walk through the doors of Breck I feel a strong sense of community,” she observes. “No matter where I am there is a feeling of connectedness.” Away from campus, you may find Annette playing tennis, beading and spending time in both the kitchen and the garden. Her colleagues all agree she is an excellent baker.

Phone: 763-381-8186
 

Debi Becker, Lower School Admissions Coordinator for Preschool through Grade 4

Debi joined the staff at Breck in 1997 and previously was a teacher at The Blake School, Torah Academy and the Minneapolis public schools. She loves working with children in a 1:1 setting, talking with parents, and sharing her passion for Breck. Debi says she’s proud of Breck’s commitment to academic excellence and its openness to continue to learn, grow, and be better. When she’s not at school, Debi loves spending time with family, exercising and travel. 

Phone: 763-381-8164
 

Alli Morris, Admissions Associate and Outreach Coordinator, Grades 9-12 Admissions Coordinator

Alli joined the admissions team in 2017 after previously working in undergraduate and graduate admissions for Duke University, Northwestern University, and the University of Chicago. With experience evaluating applicants for admission from independent schools to colleges, Alli is a strong proponent of the academic and personal growth a Breck education fosters in students. Outside the walls of Breck, Alli enjoys spending time biking and running around the lakes, gardening, and sampling the great food scene in the Twin Cities. 

Phone: 763-381-8235
 
 

Dominique Byrd '02, Retention Specialist and extended Day Program Manager

Dominique returned to Breck in the fall of 2020. He holds dual roles serving all three divisions as the Retention Specialist and Extended Day Program Manager. Dominique's role as Retention Specialist has given him the opportunity to build relationships with the newest Breck members, helping them navigate the systems and culture of the school community. When he’s not engaging with students, Mr. Byrd can be found doing a workout of some sort or showing up for after-school activities. When asked about his return to Breck, Dominique says he never imagined being a part of the continual renewal of the school community he spent 12 years in as a student. 

Phone: 763-381-8187

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