Meet Our Team

Hello from The Phelps Admissions team. It is our job to guide you through the Admissions process and be an advocate for your family and son. To obtain information on Admission to The Phelps School please contact one of our team members or email at [email protected]

Len Armstrong – Director of Enrollment Management 
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1-610-644-1754 Ext: 1004

Len Armstrong, Director of Enrollment Management, is an established independent school leader.  After graduating from Hampden-Sydney College, where he double-majored in English Literature and Spanish Composition, he returned to his alma mater, St. Stephen’s & St. Agnes School in Alexandria, Virginia, to serve as a teacher, coach, and assistant director of admissions.  He became the Director of Admissions for Middle and Upper Schools and then Assistant Head of School for Enrollment, Admissions, and Community. He served as Lower School Head at Landon School before his appointment as Head of School at St. John’s Episcopal School, where he was responsible for the addition of the school’s primary program.  Len’s sturdy career in education is built on hard work, integrity, and compassion. He has served on the advisory boards of the Center for Teaching and Learning and of The Bishop Walker School for Boys, as well as the Admissions Advisory Committee of the Association of Independent Schools of Greater Washington. Upon Len’s departure from Landon School, he was honored by the school’s alumni association “for outstanding service toward building a multicultural Landon.”

Dr. Caroline Whitbeck – Director of Admissions 

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1-610-644-1754 Ext: 1014

Dr. Caroline Whitbeck, our Director of Admissions, is an alumna of both single-sex and boarding schools.  She holds degrees from Harvard University (A.B., Classics, summa cum laude), Brown University (M.F.A., Literary Arts), and the University of Pennsylvania (Ph.D., Comparative Literature).  Caroline has presented scholarly research and had her own book of poetry published during her years as a lecturer at Brown, Penn, and Rowan in their creative writing, critical writing, and comparative literature programs.

Thomas Corcoran – Admissions Associate 
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1-610-644-1754 Ext: 1012

Tom Corcoran is a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh and holds a J.D. from Widener University Commonwealth Law School.  He worked as a political operative and campaign manager — and enjoyed duties as a rowing coach — before joining the staff at the Agnes Irwin School.  There, he handled all administrative functions for the Middle School and managed the all-school calendar and events, among many other roles to support student life.  He came to Phelps a few years ago to serve as Executive Assistant to the Head of School before moving across the hall to become Admissions Associate.


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