Faculty and Staff Directory

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    Jason Locke
    Executive Director of College Counseling
    Alfred University - B.A.
    The University of Vermont - M.Ed.
    After more than two decades in higher education leadership positions, I joined Ransom Everglades School in the inaugural role of Executive Director for College Counseling where I am leading the transformation of the college counseling experience for RE students and families. Before joining the RE community, I served as Director of Undergraduate Admissions and then as Associate Vice Provost for Enrollment at Cornell University. I received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Alfred University, a Master of Education degree at the University of Vermont, and a Postgraduate Certificate from Peking University in Beijing, China. I am currently completing my Doctor of Education degree at the University of Pennsylvania. Over the years, I have enjoyed participating in the Ithaca Twilight 5K Run, Vinophile Society and Supper Club, and serving as a Friend of the SPCA (Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals). 
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    Roger Caron
    Dean of the Senior Class, Coordinator of Student-Athlete College Recruitment, History & Social Scien
    Harvard University - A.B.
    North Adams State College - M.Ed.
    I enjoy my role at RE as senior class dean, faculty member, coordinator of college athletic recruitment and head football coach; each of these puts me in contact with a wide range of community members throughout the year. Before my arrival at RE in 2017, just in time for Hurricane Irma, I spent the previous 30 years coaching at Williams College and Pomona College. I earned my BA at Harvard and my MEd at North Adams State College (now Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts). I also spent a few years in the NFL with the Indianapolis Colts.
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    Umehani Hassan
    Administrative Assistant for College Counseling
    Kinnaird College - BA
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    Claudia Jolivert
    Senior Associate Director of College Counseling
    Georgetown University - B.S.
    Columbia University - M.I.A.
    A member of the RE college counseling team since 2008, I am honored to support our students on their journey to college. Born in Bogotá, Colombia, I earned a BS from Georgetown University and an MS in economic and political development from Columbia University. My career in education started in admissions at Saint Andrew’s School in Boca Raton before I returned to Georgetown to work in undergraduate admissions. I served a five-year term on the board of trustees for the Association of College Counselors in Independent Schools, and I was recently elected treasurer of the board of directors of the Southern Association for College Admission Counseling. I am a mother of three and the owner of two rescue dogs, and I enjoy chocolate, yoga and salsa dancing.
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    Patrick Tassoni Jr.
    Director of College Counseling
    Lawrence University - B.A.
    DePaul University - M.Ed.
    DePaul University - M.A.
Founded in 1903, Ransom Everglades School is a coeducational, college preparatory day school for grades 6 - 12 located on two campuses in Coconut Grove, Florida. Ransom Everglades School produces graduates who "believe that they are in the world not so much for what they can get out of it as for what they can put into it." The school provides rigorous college preparation that promotes the student's sense of identity, community, personal integrity and values for a productive and satisfying life, and prepares the student to lead and to contribute to society.