It appears that Archbishop Williams High School had a 4 leaf clover in its pocket when they hired Michela Schuster as our new Director of Admissions. It may just be that it had to happen that way considering that one of Michela’s many passions is Irish Step dancing, both as a student of the dance and now a teacher of the dance. Add to Mrs Schuster’s “interests” resume yoga, boxing, traveling and the result is a well-rounded, lively, enthusiastic Admissions Director looking for students to be potential Bishops.
Michela’s other important resume of work experience is the perfect fit for the Admissions position. Previously, Michela worked at the British International School of Boston as Assistant Director of Admissions and Marketing. Her international background of growing up in Southern Italy as well as on the North Shore of Boston and studying at the American University in Rome additionally enables Michela to understand well the unique experience of admitted International students. Admissions work excites Michela. It combines her enthusiasm for private school education and business experience. With a degree in International Relations and Business Management, our new Director knows that her business background is essential to the demands of any Admissions office. As the year unfolds and the quest for new enrolled students continues, Michela reflects that “Archbishop Williams is competing with all of the amazing independent and public schools in our area. I think that the differentiation and staying true to our mission are key values in helping us achieve our admission goals.” Not surprising, Michela is already impressed with the spirit of community that greeted her upon her arrival at AWHS and feels the Williams spirit as “one big family of extended relatives. Each day I am here I am so impressed by our students, teachers and parent community. They volunteer their time so selflessly and seem truly happy to be part of our community.”
Looking ahead, Mrs Schuster’s goal is an enrolled student body of 600 students. She firmly believes that everyone working together “will make it happen.” When Michela is not at 40 or 80 Independence Avenue working, she can be found biking along a Winthrop beach, stopping to read a book or planning her next visit to her Dads home in Maratea, Italy.