Admission Staff

Ken Hyde is the Director of Admission at Porter-Gaud School in Charleston, South Carolina. He has been an independent school teacher, coach, and administrator for the past 20 years, most recently as the Dean of the Upper School at Porter-Gaud. Ken has a Bachelor’s degree in Economics from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and earned his Master’s in School Administration from University of North Carolina at Greensboro. His wife Holly teachers Upper School Spanish at Porter-Gaud and they have two girls, Anne and Margaret. Anne is in the Second Grade at Porter-Gaud where her dad steals one hug per day. When not at school, Ken enjoys the beach, and playing golf and squash.


Lucy Lytle is the Director of Lower School Admission at Porter-Gaud School in Charleston. She has over 30 years' professional experience as a business case writer, management consultant, teacher, department head, admission director, and director of development at organizations including Harvard Business School, Hathaway Brown School, Ernst and Young, and the Lowcountry Food Bank. She holds a BA in English from Williams College, where she graduated magna cum laude and was named to Phi Beta Kappa, and a MA in English from John Carroll University . She has lived in New England and the Midwest but is now happy to call the Lowcountry home. Lucy enjoys reading, tennis, and community theater.


Kathleen Beck, Admission Assistant, began her work career as an Early Childhood Teacher in public schools, and returned to work in the education world in August of 2015 after enjoying life as a stay-at-home-mom for the prior 9 years. Kathleen's work experience also includes four years as a Pharmaceutical Sales Representative for UCB Pharma. She graduated from the University of South Carolina with a BA in Early Childhood Education. She has two children in the Lower School at Porter-Gaud, Noah in fifth grade, and Hadley-Claire in third grade. Having grown up locally, Kathleen, her husband Clinton, and the children take full advantage of Lowcountry life, and relish exploring our waterways and surrounding coastal areas as often as possible, even when that means a quick school-night family walk to the dock, with their dog Oreo in tow. Kathleen also enjoys home decor and design, camping, running, traveling, and quality time with good friends.

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