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Meet the Team

Bill Newman

Assistant Head for Enrollment & Placement
Contact Bill:
P: (508) 485-3483
E: bnewman@hillsideschool.net

Bill Newman serves as Hillside School's Assistant Head for Enrollment and Placement. He brings more than 20 years of experience in independent school enrollment and financial aid to his work with current and prospective Hillside students. Bill holds an M.A. in Education Administration from Teachers College, Columbia University, a B.A. in English and Art History from Sarah Lawrence College, and a B.F.A. from the Portland School of Art. He is committed to enrolling a diverse student body, designing quality programs for international students, and stewarding families through the admission process with compassion and dedication.  Bill, an avid skier, lives on campus in Emerson House.

Sean Hayes

Senior Associate Director of Admission & Financial Aid
Contact Sean:
P: (508) 303-5709
E: shayes@hillsideschool.net

Sean joined the Admission Office in 2013 as the Senior Associate Director of Admission. He is a graduate of Tufts University where he earned a B.A. in Liberal Arts after attending St. Mark's School. Sean previously served as the Associate Director of Admission and Athletic Liaison at Becker College. Prior to that, Sean worked at The Winchendon School as a teacher, coach and advisor and spent his last three years there as the Associate Director of Admissions.

Matt Tuller

 Associate Director of Admission & Placement
 Contact Matt:
 P: (508) 481-0287
 E: mtuller@hillsideschool.net

Matt joins Hillside as Associate Director of Admissions and Placement.  He is a graduate of Bentley University with a B.S in Marketing.  Matt knows private schools well as he was a student at Cushing Academy for four years, and also served as Assistant Director of Admissions at Cushing Academy for seven years. He also served as an advisor and dorm parent and coached hockey and lacrosse.  Matt is originally from Kennebunkport, Maine and enjoys sailing, fishing, golfing and mountaineering during his free time, and resides on campus at Hillside.

Ellyn Baldini

Regional Representative for Admission  
Contact Ellyn:
P: (508) 485-2824; (802) 258-1029 (CELL)
E: ebaldini@hillsideschool.net

Ellyn is thrilled to join the Hillside team as the Regional Representative for Admission, having worked with both Bill Newman and Sean Hayes at previous schools. She has an M.S. in Organization and Management, with a concentration in Marketing Education, from Antioch University New England; and a B.A. in Sociology and Art History, from the University of Minnesota. Ellyn has worked at boarding schools for over 20 years. She served as Director of Admission at the Putney School, Director of Marketing/Associate Director of Admission at Vermont Academy, and Dean of Enrollment at the Winchendon School. Ellyn brings her enthusiastic nature, love of travel, and strong communication skills to help spread the word about the exceptional community and programs at Hillside. When not working, Ellyn enjoys golf, tennis, walking her adorable puppy, Roxie, and tap dancing.

Bianca Cargill

Administrative Assistant for Admission
Contact Bianca:
P: (508) 485-3483

Bianca joined Hillside's admissions team in December, 2016 and is excited to be at the school after several years in the Boston and New York art worlds. She is a graduate of Suffield Academy, and received a B.A in Art History from Providence College, and a M.A. in American Art from Sotheby's Institute of Art. Bianca lives in Boston and enjoys running along the Charles River, cooking, and traveling.


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