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Winter 2017 Announcement

GREETINGS!

The Bertram Group has several exciting announcements to make as we embark on 2017, but first we wish all of you a healthy and happy New Year.  May it be a year of prosperity for you and your families.

There have been several personnel changes at The Bertram Group which I am thrilled to share with you.  First of all, Kristen Naspo, a professional affiliate of The Bertram Group for the past three years, has accepted our invitation to join the firm as Senior Associate.  Krissy will continue to provide advice and guidance to families looking for traditional junior and secondary boarding schools as well as serve families looking for therapeutic alternatives for children and teens at risk.  She brings a deep knowledge of the international market, as well, and will be The Bertram Group’s primary resource for overseas families looking for boarding schools in the US.

We have also added to our team of professional affiliates.  This group of experienced and knowledgeable educators and consultants provides TBG with increased capacity to handle client families’ educational needs in all sectors of our business.  Effective this month, Phil Jarvis and Parny Hagerman are affiliated with The Bertram Group.  Both have extensive experience with boarding schools in various leadership positions and are eager to bring their knowledge and expertise to the educational consulting arena.

Phillip Jarvis, M.Ed, Ph.D, has held senior admissions and administrative positions at boarding schools in both Canada and the United States.  He was admissions director at Shawnigan Lake School on Vancouver Island and for twelve years served as the Dean of Enrollment at Berkshire School.  Phil also served as the interim Head of School at Berkshire.  “I am delighted to become an Affiliate of The Bertram Group,” Phil says.  “I have watched TBG develop into a wide-ranging professional team of consultants with a reputation for excellence of service.  I am thrilled to be joining their ranks.”

Parnell (“​Parny”) Hagerman, Ed.D, brings over 40 years of education and business background to the world of educational consulting.  Most recently she was Head of School at Oldfields School, and other school and college experiences include Harvard, Deerfield and Hotchkiss.  Parny has relocated to the Boston area to be near her children and grandchildren and will be concentrating on assisting client families interested in Boston area day schools.  She will also provide professional guidance with college admission, especially for talented scholar-athletes.  “After many years of working with The Bertram Group at Deerfield, Hotchkiss and Oldfields, I am honored to be part of such a distinguished consulting firm,” Parny states.

The last news of note is that The Bertram Group is moving to new office space effective February 1.  Although less than a half mile down the road in Westport, our new space at 8 Wright Street is fresh and modern with all the amenities our client families deserve.  We look forward to welcoming our friends, colleagues and client families to our offices in the coming months.

With best wishes for the New Year,
Cammie