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Jamie Paradis

Director of Admissions

I graduated from Centre College with a BA in Sociology & Anthropology and later returned to my alma mater to work in institutional advancement, furthering my interest in education. I then worked for six years at Actors Theatre of Louisville, where I met my future husband Al and indulged a love of the arts. I worked at Actors until my first child was born, then stayed home as a caregiver until my youngest was three. Having been an active volunteer at Chance School for a few years, I was thrilled when the opportunity arose to work at our beautiful school home.

As Director of Admissions, I have the privilege of helping families discover and realize their deepest hopes and dreams for their children’s education. I am honored to be included in those conversations and grateful for the opportunity to share my passion for progressive education. I get to witness and showcase big and small moments of growth, affection, and learning in classrooms at every age level on a daily basis.  I love spending my days in a creative, collaborative and compassionate environment where children are respected and considered capable.

I arrive at Virginia Chance School each day with my two children, Fischer, in Primary 2, and Lilly, Intermediate 5. She will complete her ninth year at Chance in the spring!

Outside of school, I strive to give back to my community. I currently serve on the Board of the Kentucky Governor’s Scholars Program and StageOne Family Theatre and enjoy ongoing involvement with Actors Theatre, the Speed Museum, and Family and Children’s Place.

In my free time, I immerse myself in great stories of all kinds; books, television, movies, and plays. I am an avid listener of music and podcasts and I especially love a good concert. I unwind by solving crossword and jigsaw puzzles. I love to travel with my family. We have explored playgrounds, libraries, and pastries all over the world and have a long list of places we hope to visit. Best of all, I end nearly every day reading with my children.