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Meet Our Admissions Team

Suzanne Kraai

Suzanne Kraai

Director of Enrollment

Suzanne KraaiGraduate 2005

Director of Enrollment

Start Date: 2010

Education: B.A. - Theatre, Baylor University
M.S. - Educational Administration, The University of Scranton

Bio:

Suzanne is an energetic, creative, and organized team member at ECSA. In addition to being an EC alum, she has served in a variety of roles in her career at EC, including Humanities and CP English teacher, HS Musical Theater and Choral Director. After 7 years in the classroom she moved into Administration, first in Extended Learning, involving programs such as Before and After School Care and Clubs Pk-6th grade, Service Learning Pk-12th grade, Camps Pk-8th grade, Early College program development, and several cultural exchange and short-term international programs. Now she serves as the Enrollment Director.  She and her husband own a small business in Warwick, NY, and are proud parents to a young ECES student and toddler.

Suzanne met her husband in the hallways of ECHS upon transferring mid-way through HS; her heart and passion for serving this transformative institution, most recently through sharing EC’s story, identity and mission with potential and current EC families, is deep-seeded. With a passion for community engagement, she’s grateful for the opportunity to continue learning and growing as a member of the EC family, no matter what hat she’s wearing!

Carol Malasits

Carol Malasits

Enrollment Management Assistant

Carol Malasits

Enrollment Management Assistant

Kara Stansel

Kara Stansel

Admissions Counselor

Kara Stansel

Admissions Counselor

Start Date: 2018

Education: B.A. - English, Women's Studies, Skidmore College

Bio:

Kara has been happily married to Tim Stansel for 23 years. They have three children: Kaitlin, currently attending Bucknell University, Carter, a future student of Franklin & Marshall College and Griffin, a proud member of the Class of 2022 of ECHS. When not working in the Enrollment Office, Kara enjoys spending time with her family and volunteering in her community. Kara currently serves as a Deacon on the Consistory of The Community Church of Glen Rock.

Barry Veenstra

Barry Veenstra

High School Tour Guide, Girls Varsity Basketball Coach, Boys MS Soccer Coach

Barry VeenstraGraduate 1975

High School Tour Guide, Girls Varsity Basketball Coach, Boys MS Soccer Coach

Start Date: 1981

Education: B.A. - PE/Health & Secondary Education, Calvin College

Bio:

Barry is a coach with over 30 years of experience who is passionate about making personal fitness fun for students using his love for Christ, sports, and music as well as a sense of humor to get the job done. He and his wife Debi are members of Emergence Church in Totowa. They are happy they chose to send their four children to EC from pre K through high school because they believe strongly in the school’s mission to provide a Christ centered education in a safe and loving environment. The Veenstra family also created and continues to enjoy directing the popular and unique Eagles Sports Camp every summer.