St. George's Admission Staff

Our admission team is available to answer any questions you may have. Please contact us!

"St George’s is the perfect blend of foundational academics, delivered through a variety of contemporary methods. Today’s classroom doesn’t look like the one I was educated in – desks in rows and lots of worksheets! Instead, our students design golf courses to more deeply understand physics, go to the river to see how they might mitigate pollution, and collaborate in groups to wrestle with issues facing the world today. We invite you to see for yourself, how St. George’s drives active learning through agile methods for learning that lasts a lifetime."

Olivia Buffington Hammond

Director of Admission
Memphis, Germantown and Collierville campuses

A graduate of Mississippi State, Olivia began her careerin admission work as the university’s first regional admission representative in Tennessee. The role proved a perfect way to blend Olivia’s intuitive and organizational strengths to help families and students navigate what can be a daunting admission process. After five years, Olivia accepted a position as the director of college advising for the University School of Jackson. She moved back to Memphis in 2013 to serve as the director of admission at Christian Brothers High School, before coming to St. George’s as director of admission in 2015. Eager to share the wonders of St. George’s with all of Memphis, Olivia welcomes your phone call, email, or visit as you consider the right educational opportunity for your child.

"I can’t wait to introduce you to St. George’s and show you all that we have to offer. I get such joy out of watching our younger students embrace the extraordinary experiences at St. George’s and ultimately, transforming into graduates who are risk-takers, fence-menders, and dream-chasers. I would love the opportunity to discuss St. George’s with you in greater detail."

Tricia Thomas
Assistant Director of Admission
Memphis Campus

Tricia has been the assistant director of admission for the St. George’s Memphis campus since 2012. Prior to St. George’s, Tricia served in various positions for other nonprofits and schools in the greater Memphis area. Her diverse background helps her assist families in finding the best educational choice for their child. Tricia received a B.A. in communication from the University of Alabama and a master’s degree in teaching from the University of Memphis. As a lifelong Memphian, she is particularly proud of St. George’s three-campus model and the work the school is doing to bring a top-notch education to students from nearly 50 different zip codes in the Mid-South.

Veronica Aviles

Veronica Aviles
Assistant Director of Admission
Collierville Campus

"I’ve done many things in my life, but I cannot think of anything I would rather do than share my love for St. George’s with others. I’ve come full circle. I’ve gone through the admission process as a prospective parent, volunteered at admission events as an active member of the parents association, and now, serving as a member of the admission team. When I decided to rejoin the workplace, I knew in an instant that St. George’s was my dream employment opportunity. I know you and your children will come to love this community as much as I do!"

Jody Graddy
Admission Associate
Memphis, Germantown and Collierville campuses

Jody officially joined St. George’s as the admission associate in 2016, but she has been an integral part of the St. George’s family – as a parent and volunteer – for 11 years. Prior to her position at St. George’s, Jody was an attorney in Baltimore and Atlanta. She received an A.B. in economics from Dartmouth and a J.D. from Washington & Lee University School of Law. Although she is an attorney by trade, she is a tireless St. George’s advocate. She served in various capacities for the parents association, most recently as the president of the executive board. Although she has received many accolades throughout her career, one of her proudest moments was receiving the St. George’s Medal for her extraordinary service. Jody is ready to help you navigate the admission process and answer any questions you may have.

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