This Admissions event offers prospective parents the opportunity to see our school during a regular school day. Hear from Breck's Admissions Director Scott Wade, ask questions, and drop into a class, if desired.
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.
Carrie Lennox, Associate Director of Admissions and Financial Aid
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.” When she’s away from school, Carrie likes riding her bike, trying new restaurants, exploring new US cities in the summer and spending time with family and friends.
Annette Bruscino, Admissions / 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.” When she’s away from school, Annette enjoys tennis, beading and spending time in both the kitchen and the garden.
Debi Becker, Lower School Admissions Coordinator
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 be better, to continually be learning and growing. When she’s not at school, Debi loves hanging with family, exercising and travel.
Jan Lewandowski, Administrative Assistant
Jan has been the chief appointment scheduler, organizer and assistant to the Admissions team since 1990, and hers is likely the first voice you hear when you call the Admissions office. She came to Breck from a career in the insurance and banking industries and says the thing she likes best is meeting prospective parents and children and having the opportunity to watch the students grow and develop through the years. When she’s not at Breck, Jan enjoys horseback riding, speed walking, reading, quilting and playing with her grandchildren.
Alli Morris, Admissions Associate and Outreach 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. New to Minnesota, Alli enjoys spending time exploring the area, running around the lakes, and sampling the great food scene in the Twin Cities.
Prospective parents are invited to attend Breck's Admissions Open House. Administration and members of the faculty will be on hand to answer questions, and Breck students act as tour guides. We highly encourage pre-registration for this event has closed but we welcome walk-ins and visitors. Please join us!
We invite you to take a tour of our campus, learn more about our curriculum, and spend time with our students and teachers. This is truly an "open house" style event, so please come when you can. While registering in advance is not required, it is appreciated to help us better plan for the evening. We look forward to seeing you on campus soon!