Leanne Burnham

Boarding School Interviews

After graduating from the University of Miami (Florida), Leanne spent about a year in Washington, DC before returning to her hometown in Monmouth, Maine. Leanne received her M.Ed in Higher Education/Student Development from the University of Maine and spent four years in the Student Activities Office at Colby College. There, she was responsible for planning and implementing orientation activities as well as weekly campus programming.

Following her time at Colby College, Leanne spent over 14 years at Kents Hill School where she served as both Director of College Counseling and Director of Admissions. She has worked with hundreds of students, both domestic and international, in both roles. She is an expert in navigating the search and application process for independent schools, with specialization in boarding schools, as well colleges/universities and has had students admitted to a wide variety of institutions including, Boston College, Duke University, Princeton University, Rochester Institute of Technology, Tufts University, and the University of California at Berkley. Additionally, Leanne has traveled extensively visiting programs across the United States, and as Director of Admissions, has participated in recruiting events in China, Korea, Japan, and Vietnam. Additionally, Leanne has also been a seasonal reader for the Admissions Office at Northeastern University.

Leanne looks forward to working with RNG students and their families as they explore and prepare for the boarding school and college admissions process. When she’s not proofreading essays and prepping students for interviews, Leanne can be found cheering on the sidelines of her daughters’ soccer games, skiing at her favorite mountain, or enjoying a quiet day on the lake!