Three Superstar Student-Centered Admission Experts Join McMillan Education!

We are delighted to welcome three highly experienced college and school planning admission experts to our already amazing team of educational counselors. Heather Deardorff, Tony Lambert, and Deren Finks bring decades of experience working in and directing school and college admission offices in a wide range of educational settings across the country. Their authentic enthusiasm for developing meaningful connections to the experiences of the whole student optimizes the search process for our families and strongly aligns with McMillan Education’s student-centered core values and best fit philosophy. Heather, Tony, and Deren allow us to continue to deepen and expand our ability to meet our families’ growing demand for the expert guidance necessary to understand and navigate the highly complex college and school admission landscapes. We couldn’t be more excited to introduce you to these superstar educators, admission counselors and all-around terrific people!

Please join us in welcoming Heather, Tony, and Deren!

Educational Counselor

Tony is the definition of a “school person,” the highest compliment you can pay someone in the world of student-focused education. Simply put, Tony combines his incredible skill and experience as an admission expert in the worlds of college and school planning with his genuine desire to know and support...

Educational Counselor

Heather’s enthusiasm for working with students in the school and college planning processes is palpable. She embodies that rare combination of impressively deep and extensive experience in admission expertise and genuine down-to-earth, natural connectivity with kids and parents. Heather has one of those warm, upbeat, friendly personalities that immediately puts...