Meet the Office

Meet the IMS Admissions Office

Charles Brown – Acting Director of Admissions, Director of Financial Aid

In the fall of 2018, Charles returned to the IMS Admissions Office after a five year hiatus. Previously at IMS, Charles served as Dean of Faculty, English teacher, three sport coach, dorm parent in Upper Doolittle and Stockton, and the Associate Director of Admissions.

After leaving IMS in 2008, Charles taught middle school English and history and was Director of the Men’s Mentoring Program at The Children’s Storefront in Harlem, NY. After his time in Harlem, Charles served as the Associate Director of Admission at Westtown School in West Chester, PA. Most recently, Charles spent four years teaching middle school humanities at The Kildonan School in neighboring Amenia, NY. He received a M.S. Ed. in School Leadership from the University of Pennsylvania in 2014. Charles, his wife Lisa, and their three daughters Gates ’29, Charley ’32, and Barrett ’33 live in Salisbury.

In addition to his role in admissions, Charles also serves as the Director of Financial Aid, 7th Grade Class Dean, and is a JV hockey and lacrosse coach.

Sam Decock – Senior Associate Director of Admissions, Director of Marketing

Sam joined the IMS community in 2010 and serves as the Senior Associate Director of Admissions and Director of Marketing. Sam graduated from Wesleyan University in 2010 with a B.A. in Classical Civilizations. In his past roles at IMS, he has taught Latin, coached hockey and soccer, and worked as a dorm parent. He lives in West Hall with his wife Tracy, his son Tyler, daughter Annie, and their dogs.

Ruth Collier – Admissions Associate, Travel Coordinator

Ruth joined the admissions team at IMS in 2001. In addition to her work in the admissions office, she is also the Travel Coordinator for the Residential Life Department. When not in the office, Ruth enjoys hiking with her dog, playing tennis, reading, and traveling.

Eliza Statile – Assistant Director of Admissions

In addition to serving the role of Director of Outdoor Adventure and Education, Eliza joined the Admissions office as the Assistant Director of Admissions in the fall of 2022. After graduating from Bates College in 2019, she began her time at IMS as the Assistant Director of Athletics and taught various skills classes. She is currently pursuing her masters in Independent School Leadership, works residentially on campus, and coaches lacrosse in the spring.