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Meet the Admissions Team


Meet Our Team

 

Justine Button

Director of Admissions and Financial Aid
Head Girls Lacrosse Coach

Justine joined the VES Admissions Office in the fall of 2011 after spending four years at the Fountain Valley School of Colorado as assistant director of admission. She is a graduate of Portsmouth Abbey in Portsmouth, R.I., and a 2003 graduate of The College of Holy Cross in Worcester, Mass., where she enjoyed a successful career on the women's lacrosse and ice hockey teams. Prior to working at Fountain Valley, Justine taught and coached at Wyoming Seminary in Wilkes-Barre, Pa., and spent two seasons as the head women's lacrosse coach at King's College in Wilkes-Barre, Pa.

Justine lives on campus with her husband, Chris Button, the assistant head of school for student life; their son, Wyatt; and their daughter, Campbell. Justine can be reached at 434.385.3622 or jbutton@ves.org. Coach Button also runs JAB Lacrosse - www.jablacrosse.com, a local lacrosse organization for girls. 

 

Mary Stuart Battle

Director of International Admissions

While Mary Stuart joined the Admissions Office in the fall of 2012, she has served VES in a number of capacities, including science teacher and advisor. Prior to VES, Mary Stuart taught and served in the Admissions Office at The Collegiate School in Richmond, Va., and worked in marketing and development at The Triad School in Winston-Salem, N.C. She holds both a B.A. and a M.Ed. from the University of Virginia. Mary Stuart lives on campus with her husband, Tommy, and their three children. She can be reached at 434.385.3601 or msbattle@ves.org.


Mike Gardiner

Assistant Director of Admissions and Financial Aid
Head Coach - Varsity Boys Lacrosse

Mike joined the Admissions office in 2016 and serves as head coach of the varsity boys lacrosse team, which, in May 2016, brought home VES' first-ever boys lacrosse state championship. The VES team repeated their state championship title in 2017. In addition to his other roles, Mike is a student advisor and dorm parent of Randolph.

Previously, Mike worked at the Covenant School in Charlottesville, Va., in several teaching and administrative roles and was the boy’s varsity lacrosse head coach, winning two state championships. Mike has earned the title VIC coach of the year four years in a row (2013-16) and was named VISAA state coach of the year in 2014 and 2015. Mike received his B.A. in history and international business in 1996 from Lehigh University, where he played Division 1 lacrosse. He attended St. George’s School, a boarding school in Newport, R.I. Mike has a 11-year-old daughter, Maddie.

You may reach Mike at 434.385.3815 or mgardiner@ves.org.

Sara Ingraham

Admissions Counselor
Assistant Coach, Junior Varsity Girls Tennis Team

Sara joined the VES Admissions Office in June of 2017. Sara is a recent graduate of The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill where she earned her B.A. in political science. During her time at UNC-Chapel Hill, Sara raised over $22,000 for the University of North Carolina’s Center of Excellence for Eating Disorders. She is a daughter of a United States Marine and loved moving around the country during her childhood. Sara is also the assistant coach to the junior varsity girls tennis team at VES. She can be reached at 434.385.3604 or singraham@ves.org.
 

Margaret Lyle Jones '95

Director of Special Events

Margaret Lyle joined the VES Advancement Office in the fall of 2005. Previously, she served for six years as the director of Rockbrook Camp for Girls in Brevard, N.C. In her current role, she is responsible for leading VES' visibility and engagement through events with alumni and prospective students and families across the United States. After graduating from VES, Margaret Lyle attended Wofford College in Spartanburg, S.C., where she received her B.A. in Spanish and government. She lives on campus and serves as an advisor. She can be reached at 434.385.3602 or mjones@ves.org.


Stacey Glass

Adminstrative Assistant, Office of Admissions

Stacey joined the admissions team in September of 2016 after serving over twenty years in the HVAC/Commercial Roofing industry. An Amherst County native, she lives in Madison Heights with her husband, Randall, and has two daughters, Katie and Megan. You can reach Stacey at 434.385.3607 or sglass@ves.org.

Chelsea Miller

VES Receptionist

Chelsea joined the VES team in the summer of 2017. She graduated from Stephens College with her B.F.A in Theatre Arts. Previously, Chelsea worked as the Executive Assistant to the Managing Partner at a prestigious school law firm and the Auxiliary Programs Coordinator for BTX Schools.  
 
Chelsea lives on campus with her husband, Joshua, and their daughter, Chloe. She also serves as a dorm parent for Perkins Dorm. Chelsea can be reached at 434.385.3600 or cmiller@ves.org.
 


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