Mrs. Louisa Hemphill Zendt
Louisa first came to St. Andrew’s as a student during the early years of coeducation. She earned varsity letters in crew and field hockey, and served on the Discipline Committee, as vice president of her senior class and as a residential leader. Graduating cum laude in 1978, Louisa also won the Crew Prize, the St. Andrew’s Cross and the Malcolm Ford awards for service, leadership and school spirit.
Pursuing her interest in art and education, Louisa undertook an internship at the Philadelphia Museum of Art during her college years, and after graduating from the University of Pennsylvania she taught art for 10 years at the Montgomery School in Pennsylvania. Moving with her family to the west coast in 1992, Louisa then served for five years as Director of Admission and Financial Aid at Oregon Episcopal School in Portland. In 1997, the Zendts were lured back to the east coast and to St. Andrew’s.
At St. Andrew’s, Louisa has worked in admission and financial aid, as a student advisor and as a crew coach. Louisa has served on the Professional Development Committee for the Secondary School Admission Test Board (SSAT) and on the Board of Directors for the Association of Boarding Schools (TABS).
Louisa has three children, Peter ’09, Becca ’05 and Christy, and lives with her husband, Harvey, in nearby Townsend.