Bramble Buran brings almost 20 years of independent school experience with her to The Albany Academies, 13 of those years at boarding schools. Her experience has involved positions in public relations, marketing and communications, and admissions at The Kiski School, Vermont Academy and most recently as Director of Admissions and Communications at St. Mary’s School.
Ms. Buran enjoys all aspects of independent school life and has been a dorm parent, track & field coach and science teacher. With three children who have graduated from the Academies (Classes of ’07, ’08 & ’10) and a current student (Class of ’17), she has witnessed the benefits of an Academy education firsthand. Ms. Buran attended Bowdoin College where she majored in Biology.
Shellie Carr has extensive experience in the admissions and development fields. She previously worked at the Academy from 2001 to 2006 in both the Admissions & Development Offices.
Ms. Carr brings a wealth of Academy knowledge, experience and enthusiasm to her position. She will be coordinating the efforts of the Admissions Office, assisting with prospective families and organizing various Admissions events. Ms. Carr has two children in the Lower School.