An Announcement from Head of School Pieter Mulder
It is my great pleasure to announce a new appointment to Berkshire’s senior leadership team, Allison Letourneau ’07, as our next Director of Admission effective July 1, 2022.
Allison returns to her alma mater with more than a decade of experience leading admission offices in boarding schools, most recently as the Director of Enrollment Management at Kimball Union Academy in Meriden, New Hampshire. Actively engaged in the industry, she is a member of the Board of Directors for the Association of Independent School Admission Professionals and is a frequent presenter and writer for regional and national conferences and organizations.
Allison has shown extraordinary commitment, leadership, and support to the Berkshire community. She has been a member of Berkshire’s Advisory Board since 2015 and became the Board’s co-chair in 2020. She has also served as a class agent since her graduation from Berkshire and a Reunion Weekend Committee Chair in 2012 and 2022. In 2020, Allison received the Kellogg Volunteer of the Year award for her steadfast commitment to the School.
Allison will succeed Director of Admission Dana Anselmi, who is returning to her own alma mater, St. Paul’s School in Concord, New Hampshire, as the Dean of Admission and Financial Aid. “I have watched Allison with admiration as she has grown into a true leader in the field of enrollment management,” said Dana. “She cares deeply about helping students and families along their educational journey. The admission team and faculty colleagues will all appreciate Allison's ingenuity, sense of humor, openness, and deep abiding love for Berkshire.”
Allison, originally from Nova Scotia, Canada, earned her Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees from the University of New Hampshire where she was a five-year member of the women’s cross country and track and field team, a Division I career that culminated in setting five school records and securing a qualifying spot at the 2012 Canadian Olympic Trials.
Allison is currently pursuing a Master of Education in Independent School Leadership from Columbia University. She and her wife, former Berkshire faculty member, Kim Cooper, are thrilled to return to campus this summer.