Meet the Admissions Office

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  • Susan Parker

    Title: Director of Admissions and Financial Aid

    Email:
    sparker@spenceschool.org

    Pronouns:
    She/Her/Hers

    Hometown: New York City

    Favorite book: Alice in Wonderland

    Favorite thing about Spence: The joy and excitement among students and faculty
     
    Favorite dish/meal/dessert
: Anything with melted cheese on it
     
    When I am not “at Spence”, you can find me doing outdoor activities like skiing, walking, swimming, hiking, kayaking, doing indoor activities like visiting museums and reading and spending time with my husband, son and daughter
     
    Favorite thing about NYC? The heterogeneity of our citizens, our  energy and positivity , the culture, the beautiful outdoor spaces

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  • Melissa Sanchez

    Title: Coordinator of Admissions and Financial Aid

    Email:
    msanchez@spenceschool.org

    Pronouns:
    She/Her/Hers

    Hometown: New York City

    Favorite book: Nothing General About It by Maurice Bernard

    Favorite thing about Spence: Community, Thanksgiving Lunch and Middle School Sing Off
     
    Favorite dish/meal/dessert
: Roasted/Baked Chicken
     
    When I am not “at Spence”, you can find me at… The Beach weather permitting or out for a walk with my dog “Penny”
     
    Favorite thing about NYC? Skyline at night!!

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  • Cathy Pradié-Connick

    Title: Associate Director of Admissions and Financial Aid

    Email:
    cpradie@spenceschool.org

    Pronouns:
    She/Her/Hers

    Hometown: Hillside, New Jersey

    Favorite book: Just Kids by Patti Smith

    Favorite thing about Spence: Experiencing community at Upper School Gathering.
     
    Favorite dish/meal/dessert
: One that is prepared with seasonal ingredients … currently anything with tomatoes and corn.
     
    When I am not “at Spence”, you can find me at… A wonderful ceramics studio called Earthworks.
     
    Favorite thing about NYC? Walking streets I have never been on before.

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  • JinJu Kim

    Title: Admissions Administrative Assistant

    Email: jkim@spenceschool.org

    Pronouns: She/Her/Hers

    Hometown: Seoul, South Korea

    Favorite book: The 33 Strategies of War by Robert Greene

    Favorite thing about Spence: the vibrant energy
     
    Favorite dish/meal/dessert
: everything bagel with tofu cream cheese and an iced coffee
     
    When I am not “at Spence”, you can find me at… a fitness studio
     
    Favorite thing about NYC? the various food options

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  • Renée Chung

    Title: Associate Director of Admissions & Financial Aid, Dean of Parent & Student Inclusion and Belonging

    Email:
    rchung@spenceschool.org

    Pronouns:
    She, Hers, Her

    Hometown:
    Brooklyn, New York by way of Kingston, Jamaica

    Favorite book: So hard to choose just one...a recent favorite is The Vanishing Half by Brit Bennett

    Favorite thing about Spence: The joy and enthusiasm of our students
     
    Favorite dish/meal/dessert
: It’s a tie between anything my mom cooks for our Sunday dinners and her homemade banana bread
     
    When I am not “at Spence”, you can find me at… home in Flatbush caring for my 30 plants!
     
    Favorite thing about NYC? The many, many wonderful cultural institutions we have to choose from and the people from all over the world.

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  • Scott Godsen

    Title: Faculty Adjunct member of the Admissions Office, Teacher of Science

    Email: sgodsen@spenceschool.org

    Pronouns: He, Him, His

    Hometown: Syracuse, New York

    Favorite book: H is for Hawk by Helen Macdonald

    Favorite thing about Spence: The energy, the curiosity, the buzz
     
    Favorite dish/meal/dessert
: Aside from everything the Spence Kitchen offers, my mother’s winter squash baked with brown sugar and butter
     
    When I am not “at Spence”, you can find me... running or playing tennis in Central Park
     
    Favorite thing about NYC? The many beautiful green spaces