Meet the Admission Team
Our Admission Team is eager to meet you and introduce you to Carolina Day School. We share a love for this school and we bring a wide range of experiences and perspectives to the admission process.
Some of us are current parents of a Carolina Day School student, while others are parents of graduates who began as students here at all different points. One of us is an alum and a parent of a current student, while one of us is new to Asheville!
We appreciate being part of the Carolina Day School community and are also active in our home communities here in Western North Carolina. We see ourselves as lifelong learners.
We look forward to learning more about your student and your aspirations for your student's education.
Location(s) Upper School, Nash Athletic Center, Admissions Office
Title(s) Dean (Grade 9), Upper School Admission, Teacher, Athletics Liaison
(828) 274-0758 x172
Degree(s) B.A., UNC - Chapel Hill 2002
Trip Cogburn wears many hats at CDS. He is the Dean for Grade 9, is the Upper School Admission Associate, and is an Upper School teacher and Athletics Liaison. In addition to these duties he helps coordinate the Student Ambassador program, serves as an Advisor, and chairs the CDS Homecoming Golf Tournament committee.
Get to know Trip Cogburn:
What do you like most about your job? "Honestly, my work at CDS doesn't feel like a job. Most days I can't wait to get on campus to see what adventures await. My fellow faculty members and our students challenge me to be at my best every day. Our work is important and meaningful but also lots of fun - life is too short not to enjoy every moment."
How would you describe your approach to your job in 10 words or less? "Build meaningful relationships and the rest will follow."
What is your favorite quote about education?
"Stick to the task till it sticks to you;
Beginners are many, but enders are few.
Honor, power, place, and praise
Will come in time, to the one who stays.
Stick to the task till it sticks to you;
Bend at it, sweat at it, smile at it too;
For out of the bend and the sweat and the smile
Will come life's victories, after awhile."
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