Anne began her career at St. Mark’s School as director of admission in June of 2004 after having served as dean of admission of the Idyllwild Arts Academy (CA) from 1992-2004. While at Idyllwild she also served for one year as President of the Western Boarding Schools Association. Anne’s career in the field of admission began while a student intern in the admission office at Spring Hill College (AL). After graduate school at Washington University in St. Louis, Anne served as director of college counseling, dorm parent for the 8th, 9th, and 10th grades, and tennis coach at Sacred Heart Academy (LA). Anne also served as associate director of admission, assistant director of financial aid, and director of field research at Spring Hill College. Outside of admission, Anne is the varsity girls’ tennis coach at St. Mark’s, a member of the senior administrative team, a weekend administrator, and an advisor to five students. When not at St. Mark’s, Anne is a member of three USTA women’s travel tennis teams and a member of a Central Massachusetts Indoor Tennis Association team. Her cocker spaniels Nettie is often keeping her company in her office and on campus when she is on duty. Anne attended ATI in 1993. Anne was the recipient of the 2019 Everett E. Gourley Award, given each year to the educator whose interest in students and concern for colleagues is an inspiration to those who serve in admission.
Anne E. Behnke
Director of Admission