Meet the Admissions Team

Jeffrey Dwyer P '31

Jeffrey Dwyer P '31

Director of Enrollment Management
Jeff Dwyer comes to Thayer from St. George's School, where he served as Director of Financial Aid, Boys Varsity Hockey Coach, Coed Varsity Golf Coach, dorm parent, and advisor. After graduating from Yale University, Dwyer signed an NHL contract and played professionally for parts of five seasons. When his playing career was over,  Dwyer transitioned to working behind the bench and coached in the New York Islanders organization as well as in the USHL. While at St. George's, Dwyer earned his MBA from Brown University. Jeff and his wife Kathy live in Marshfield with their two sons Declan and Gordie, their daughter Frankie, and their dog Coco.
Maureen Driscoll P '21, '23, '25, '27

Maureen Driscoll P '21, '23, '25, '27

Associate Director of Admissions
After being a Thayer parent for six years, Maureen Driscoll P ‘21, ‘23, ‘25 joined the Admissions Office in the fall of 2018 as an admissions associate. She graduated from Wilbraham and Monson Academy and Hartwick College before obtaining her MSW from the Boston College School of Social Work. She is currently a licensed clinical social worker and has experience working with children and families in both school and clinical settings. Maureen’s children are current Academy students, and she has volunteered at both the Middle School and Upper School. She and her husband live in the Boston area with their four children.
Jessica Leaver

Jessica Leaver

Associate Director of Admissions
Jess joined the Admissions team in 2008 as an Associate Director. Before working in the Admissions office she worked for two years in Thayer’s Alumni & Development office. Jess is a class of 2000 alum, having attended both the Middle and Upper Schools. She continued her education at Fairfield University where she received a B.A. in communications with a minor in English and journalism. Jess played varsity lacrosse for the Fairfield Stags and was the captain in her senior year. She has coached a number of sports during her time at Thayer at both the Middle and Upper School levels, including soccer, basketball, and lacrosse. She has been a freshman advisor, has served on the Disciplinary Committee, oversees the Middle School tour guide program, and currently is the faculty advisor for the Perfect Pals Club. Jess currently lives in Milton with her husband and three boys. As an alum, and now a staff member in the Thayer community, Jess is passionate about Thayer. She takes great pleasure in meeting future Thayer students and likes to share her experiences with them.
Edward Ogundeko

Edward Ogundeko

Associate Director of Admission
Edward Ogundeko raised in Brooklyn, NY, earned his bachelor’s degree in Political Science from Trinity College in 2017. At Trinity, Edward played 4 years of collegiate basketball and served as co-captain of his senior season. During his time at Trinity, Edward was named NESCAC Defensive Player of the Year, and second team all-conference along with earning regional honors his junior season. His senior season, he was voted First team All NESCAC, All Region honors, named an NABC Preseason & Post Season All American & selected by NABC to play in 2017 NCAA DIII Reese’s All-star game in Salem, VA. Edward also went on to receive his master’s degree in Technology Management at Central Connecticut State University in 2018, while also playing one season of Division I football. Prior to working at Thayer, Edward spent 4 years at the Canterbury School in New Milford, CT, where he worked as an Assistant Director of Admission and assisted the basketball program for 4 seasons. At Thayer, Edward serves as an Associate Director of Admission and an assistant coach for the boys’ basketball program. Edward currently lives in Braintree.
Elizabeth Rotanz

Elizabeth Rotanz

Associate Director of Admissions
Liz began working at Thayer in 2013 as a part-time admissions associate and an assistant coach for the girls varsity ice hockey and lacrosse teams. She grew up just north of Boston, attended Brooks School in North Andover, and earned a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Trinity College in Hartford, Connecticut. She was a four-year member of Trinity's varsity lacrosse team and was named an All-American all four years. As a senior, Liz served as captain and led the Bantams to a national championship. Liz, who was recently inducted into the Brooks School Athletics Hall of Fame, loves sharing her lacrosse expertise as a coach for the girls varsity team. She currently lives in Marshfield with her husband and two boys, Will and Cal, and is more than delighted to be a part of Thayer’s close-knit community. 
Molly Sacco

Molly Sacco

Admissions Operations Manager