Sheila Hicks-Rotella Joins the Hackley Admissions Team

(Hackley Review Summer 2020) Sheila Hicks-Rotella will serve as Hackley's Director of Enrollment Management, effective July 1, 2020.

For the last 11 years, Sheila has been at Riverdale Country School as their Director of Financial Aid. In this capacity, she has managed a significant financial aid budget to best achieve Riverdale's strategic enrollment goals. By partnering with her head of school and a board committee on the topic, Sheila has helped make the case for increased levels of financial aid within her school community. Sheila is widely recognized as an expert in financial aid, having presented at numerous conferences regionally and nationally on the topic.

Additionally, she gained valuable admission experience by simultaneously serving at different times as the Director of Middle School Admission and the Associate Director of Middle and Upper School Admission. Before Riverdale, Sheila was at The Bush School in Seattle, WA, where she served as the Interim Assistant Director of Admissions for the Lower School and the Diversity Assistant for three years.

Sheila brings deep knowledge and experience of the K-12 greater New York City admission environment to Hackley. Her warmth, experiences, and alignment with our values and culture make her a great addition to Hackley. Please join us in welcoming Sheila, her wife Emily, and their children Naomi and James to Hackley.