Jade Dennett

Jade Dennett

Assistant Director of College Counseling



B.A., Colgate University

Jade joined Walker’s in 2018. She previously served as the assistant director of admissions at Skidmore College for three years. In addition to representing Skidmore at school visits and college fairs in the southwest and mid-Atlantic, Jade served on several admission committees, including the Filene music scholarship, the London experience program, diversity, and athletics. Her assigned application reading load included The Ethel Walker School and she was drawn to Walker’s, in part, because of the academic strength and personal qualities she saw in its applicants.

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

I was drawn to The Ethel Walker School for the opportunity to wear multiple hats – a college counselor, advisor, coach, and dorm parent. The sense of community at Walker’s coupled with the driven, kind, and spirited students is something that makes this place so special. The Ethel Walker School living and learning culture was appealing to me.

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

My favorite subject in high school was language class, particularly Spanish. I was and still am fascinated with the complexities involved in learning a new language and culture. Spanish class challenged me to step outside my comfort zone as a classroom participant, and it fostered a passion I never knew I had.

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

In my free time, I love to exercise! As a former college athlete, I made exercising a priority in order to clear my head and participate in something I love, whether that be group fitness classes, field hockey pick-up games, yoga, running, cycling, or walking my dog, Halo. I think it is important to incorporate a bit of free time in a day to move around a little and get a quick sweat in.

Other roles on campus:

Assistant Varsity Field Hockey Coach and Smith Dorm Affiliate