Polly oversees enrollment management and communications at The Bush School.
Polly joined The Bush School in 2010 having served at her alma mater Hathaway Brown School in Cleveland, OH in various roles in admissions and as director for the Center for Girls’ and Women’s Leadership and Assistant Director of the Upper School and Dean of Students. She received her bachelor’s degree from Northwestern University and a master’s in education from the University of Vermont.
Polly is committed to building a diverse and inclusive community and loves to share her experiences as a Bush Middle and Upper School parent. She spends her free time coaching her daughters’ lacrosse teams and running with her dog Flip along Lake Washington.
Adam leads the K-12 admissions and financial aid program at Bush. He works closely with applicants applying to Upper School (9-12) and administers the financial aid program. He is here to answer any questions about financial aid and tuition.
Adam joined Bush in July 2019, and has worked in admissions in several independent schools including his alma mater, St. George’s School in Newport, Rhode Island. Adam joined Bush from The Packer Collegiate Institute in Brooklyn, NY where he served as the Associate Director of Middle and Upper School Admissions. Adam received his bachelor’s degree from Colby College, majoring in history with a minor in education. During his time at Colby, Adam served as a two-time captain and All-American on the men’s basketball team.
In his free time, Adam enjoys skateboarding, playing basketball and exploring Seattle. As a new resident of the Pacific Northwest, he looks forward to taking advantage of the outdoors. Adam supports students in every way and attends all the school plays, music performances, and athletic events. He is excited to share more with you about our school community and the ways in which students and families are valued, seen, and heard.
Casi works with applicant families applying to the Lower School and Middle School. This summer, she oversaw the pivot to a virtual tour program, and she also coordinates student visits and information sessions. She is a great resource for learning more about a range of topics including Bush’s Kindergarten curriculum, experiential education, and orientation programs.
Casi is a passionate advocate for education and joined The Bush School in 2018 from Big Brothers, Big Sisters of Gallatin County in Bozeman, Montana. She attended Montana State University Honors College and was a Fulbright Scholar serving as an English teacher in Malaysia from January to November 2017.
In her free time, Casi enjoys skiing, hiking, camping, and exploring Seattle. If she’s indoors, you most likely can find her scanning recipes for the next thing to cook, attempting crosswords, or reading.
Colleen works closely with applicant families to answer questions, provide support for Ravenna and applications, and coordinate student visits, information sessions, and other admissions events. Se habla español. No dude en contactarse por teléfono o correo electrónico con preguntas en cualquier paso del proceso de admisiones.
Colleen joined The Bush School in December 2018, as a long-term substitute and classroom assistant in the Lower School, and joined the admissions office in August 2019. She previously served as Assistant to the Head of School and Co-Director of Admissions at Hyla Middle School on Bainbridge Island, where she also spent three years as a librarian and Spanish teacher. Colleen received her bachelor’s degree from Middlebury College, majoring in geography and American studies with a minor in studio art. She has spent time living in Chile and Nicaragua and has led student trips to Ometepe, Nicaragua with the Bainbridge-Ometepe Sister Islands Association.
In her free time, Colleen enjoys getting into the mountains for hiking or skiing, baking and cooking in her small kitchen, gardening, and cheering on all Seattle sports teams.
Erica coordinates admissions events throughout the school year, and gracefully and adeptly pivoted our events program from in-person to virtual in March 2020. She also works closely with our parent, student, and faculty volunteers and is here to connect you with any of our amazing ambassadors with similar interests.
Erica joined the Bush admissions team in October 2019 after working as an Aerospace Engineer at Aerojet Rocketdyne for seven years (yes, she’s a rocket scientist!), and most recently as an event assistant for the City of Issaquah. Erica has a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Washington and a master’s in Aerospace Engineering from the Pennsylvania State University. She also recently earned her Professional Certificate in Event Planning from Edmonds Community College.
In her free time, Erica enjoys spending time with her family, traveling locally and internationally, renovating the house, and running with her sister in local races.