Aline Rossiter

Aline Rossiter

Director of Enrollment Management



B.S., University of Hartford

Aline is a seasoned enrollment professional who comes to Walker’s with 28 years of admissions and marketing experience in independent schools, both boarding and day, and higher education in Connecticut. Most recently she was the director of admission at the Forman School and previously the director of enrollment management and marketing at Chase Collegiate School. Aline has been a faculty member of the Association of Independent School Admission Professionals (AISAP) annual institute where she presented on strategic enrollment management and marketing. She has been a presenter for the National Association of Independent Schools’ (NAIS) national meeting and for the Small Boarding Schools Association. Aline has been an accreditation committee member for admissions for the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC). She holds a bachelor’s degree in organizational communications from the University of Hartford. When not at Walker’s, she enjoys swimming, cooking and reading.

What was it about The Ethel Walker School that made you want to work here?

Girl’s Education occupies a distinct role in providing girls with the opportunities to lead. Working with families to become a part of this community is a joy and an honor. I welcome the chance to understand a young woman’s goals and aspirations and then guide her to attending Walker’s and a transformational experience.

Who is your biggest female role model? Why?

Michelle Obama– she balanced work, family, and serving her community. There are many women today who are able to realistically engage their intellect, heart, and soul without losing their mind!

What was your favorite subject when you were in middle or high school? Why?

English– always. Fortunately, I had teachers who expected a lot from me and provided me with encouragement and support to express my thoughts in spoken word and in writing.

What is your favorite Walker’s tradition?

Hands down, Mountain Day. The first time I experienced the entire school walking up Talcott Mountain, side by side and ‘chit-chatting’ all the way– I truly experienced the Walker’s community.

What is the most rewarding part about working at Walker’s?

While the admission process may be a conduit to the Walker’s community, watching each girl then make it her own community and one that elicits pride.

What is your favorite thing to do in your free time?

Garden and cook! Both things allow me to be creative and share the bounty.

Please list any awards, fellowships, or distinctions you have earned during your career:
  • Faculty Member, Association Independent School Admissions Professionals (AISAP) on Strategic Enrollment and Marketing; Content Marketing – 2012-present
  • Presenter, Brand Together Conference, 2017, 2018, 2019
  • Presenter, Small Boarding Schools Association, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019
  • Presenter, National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS,) “What’s In a Name” Denver, Colorado
  • NEASC Accreditation Committee