Upper Division
College Counseling
Casady's Dean's Fly In Program is a signature program of Casady's College Counseling Team, emphasizing their ability to cultivate strong and meaningful relationships with college admissions representatives from across the country. This is key to the success of Casady students finding the "best fit" so that they are successful in college and in the world around them.
Casady School offers a unique, one-of-a-kind Dean's Fly-In program to kickstart the formal college counseling program with 11th grade students and parents. Over the past eleven years, Casady has had the incredible opportunity to bring in college admission experts from all over the country to share their expertise with our community.

“One of the best things we can do as admissions officers is connect with students early in the process. Junior year events like the Dean’s Fly-In program are amazing ways to help students and parents understand the often confusing admissions process so they can make informed decisions about their own college search. Casady School’s families are smart, engaged, and enthusiastic and I know that through this event, and other programming offered by the advising staff, they will be exceedingly well prepared when making the jump to college.” --Zachary M. Evans, Senior Assistant Director of Admissions, Director of Transfer Admissions, The University of Chicago (A Top 10 University ranked by US News & World Report)

"The Casady School Dean's Fly-in was the perfect balance of time in OKC and professional networking- including time to connect with schools, community partners, and teaching faculty, as well as other college admissions deans. As a testament to their, The Casady School's, College Counseling Office, students and families asked thoughtful questions and were engaged throughout my time on campus. I left the program feeling excited, energized and most importantly- better informed as a college admission's dean." --Amelia Lee Conlon, Assistant Director of Admissions and Financial Aid, Colby College (A Top 10 Liberal Arts college in the United States by US News & World Report)

The 2018 breakout sessions included:

  • Essays: Do’s, Don’ts and General Words of Wisdom by Maggie Love, George Washington University
  • Maximizing Your Campus Visit Experience and Demonstrated Interest Opportunities: 6 Things to Know by Angie Alamah, Loyola University Chicago
  • The Hol Truth: Holistic Admission and What it Means for You by Neelam Savla, University of Southern California
  • Finding a College Fit by Brad Durchslag, Trinity University
  • Understanding College Financial Aid: How to Plan and Prepare by Karen Chen, Oklahoma State University
The fly-in program for the deans includes a tour of downtown Oklahoma City, evening entertainment (OKC Thunder game), local dining, and on-campus meetings with Casady students, faculty, and administration.

Colleges and universities that have participated in Casady's Dean's Fly-in program:

Austin College
Boston University
Colby College
College of William and Mary
Dartmouth College
Davidson College
Duke University
Emory University
Furman University
George Washington University
Grinnell College
Loyola Marymount University
Loyola University Chicago
Northwestern University
Oklahoma State University
Pomona College
Southern Methodist University
Texas Christian University
Trinity University
University of Chicago
University of Georgia
University of Kansas
University of Oklahoma
University of Southern California
University of Tulsa
Vanderbilt University

Contact Us

Janet Hubbell, Ph.D. 
Director, College Counseling
(405) 749-3150

Amanda Kisselle
Director, College Counseling 
(405) 749-3245


Josh Bottomly 
Associate Head of School for Academics
(405) 749-3130


Mary Ann Cockrum
(405) 749-3136
Casady School is an independent, co-educational, college preparatory, Episcopal day school serving students in pre-k-12. Educating Mind, Body, and Spirit.