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Heather EckertAssistant Head of School for Enrollment Management & Director of Admission, 
Indian Mountain School (CT)

Heather Eckert

Assistant Head of School for Enrollment Management & Director of Admission, Indian Mountain School (CT)

Heather is currently the assistant head of school for enrollment management & director of admission at Indian Mountain School (CT). This newest post follows many years of experience in schools. A graduate of Loomis Chaffee School (CT), Heather earned a BA in history from Williams College and an M.S.Ed. in educational leadership from the University of Pennsylvania. Following Williams, Heather taught at The American Overseas School of Rome (AOSR) and then resided in New York City and Boston for six years, holding positions in public relations and communications, corporate strategic planning and marketing, portfolio management, and accounting. Returning to independent schools in 2006, Heather served as the director of financial aid and associate dean of admission at Blair Academy for eight years where she was also a dorm head, the head girls’ track coach, and a class academic dean. Heather then served as director of admission operations at The Hotchkiss School (Connecticut), where she also ran a girls’ dorm, coached the hurdlers on the track team, and served as a faculty advisor. She has served on the ALC since its establishment in 2009.