School First

Wendy D. Wilkinson, M.Ed.


My work in schools began 30 years ago at the Town School for Boys in San Francisco and I have since placed students in public, private, parochial, therapeutic schools, both day and boarding. I have led the outreach, admissions, diversity and financial aid programs in 9 independent schools. My master’s in education counseling ensures I am always thinking of the child first. I take great pride in building healthy and successful communities!
My guiding light whether I’m working with a family, or a school is to ensure each child finds the setting where they will shine in the way that allows them to thrive. A successful learner is a happy child. As a mom, I am very aware that we are as happy as our unhappiest child. My goal is to work with you to bring as many of those positive days as possible to your family.
My 20 years in the Bay Area provided me with wonderful experiences at Menlo School, The San Francisco School, Growing Light Montessori, Head Royce School, Park Day and Bentley School.
As I moved across the country and became the Associate Director of Admissions at Sidwell Friends School, I was quickly able to learn the nuances of the many school options within the District. Next, I spent nine years as the Director of Enrollment at National Cathedral School. There, I found great success in working with the administration, board, and families to enhance the culture through each relationship and by building connections around the DMV and the globe.
Wendy D. Wilkinson
My two years co-chairing the Association of Independent Schools in the Greater Washington (AISGW) introduced me to the many amazing private schools and their leadership teams. Sitting on the board of 2 DC charters schools and sending my son to 3 DC public schools has expanded my expertise to the wide ranging and varied options available to families.
I live in Washington, DC with my spoiled pup, Reign. I’m also a super proud mom of my two young adults, Ally and Miles. I love to take long walks with friends, travel extensively and visit the Bay whenever possible.
I’m thrilled to announce that my relationships, connections and love of travel have allowed me to expand my expertise to the beautiful cities of Paris, Vienna, Austria and Singapore. I specialize in helping expats return home to the states and find the best school for their kids for this big transition.