doane stuart


admission team

kathleen bracken

director of college counseling; assistant director of admission

i have served as director of college counseling at doane stuart since 2008 and have been with the school since 2005. this role is both great fun and a tremendous privilege. doane stuart’s favorable faculty to student ratio allows me to provide individual attention to each of our students, while establishing a rapport and relationship with their families. in addition to serving as the college counselor, i work with families applying for admission to doane stuart’s middle and upper schools. i am a runner, a yogi, and dog-mom to zelda, a rescue chihuahua mix (who occasionally visits school).

phone:(518) 465-5222 ext. 210

education:ba university at albany

karen teich

director of enrollment management

my journey working within the independent schools’ arena began in 2004 at a small progressive school in dutchess county called the randolph school. this is where i sent my children and my career in school administration began. i was so curious about what was going on in my childrens’ classrooms that i jumped at the first employment opportunity that was fielded to the community. the inviting atmosphere which nurtures and inspires life long learning, did for me what we hope it does for our students: it instilled a love of learning that sees no end in sight. over the years i took on a number of administrative responsibilities and gained a plethora of knowledge about the inner workings of the independent and private school sector. it was during my time at randolph that i discovered how important it is for families, students, and educators to connect and work together to try and create the best possible learning experience we can for students. this relationship begins in admissions and ends in the right fit for everyone but most importantly, for the student. i am delighted to find myself the director of enrollment management here at doane stuart and look forward to welcoming each family and child through its doors. whether you are a lifelong learner yourself, or about to become one, i’m honored to help show you the magic that is doane stuart. our school is one whose mission and values completely align with my personal beliefs and it is my pleasure to be able to share that message to anyone who wishes to hear it.    

education::BA Journalism, Broadcasting & Speech State University College at Buffalo

phone:518-465-5222 x 241