College Counseling Staff
Michael Denning, Director of College Counseling
Michael joined the Nobles faculty in 1997. In addition to his work as a history teacher, college counselor, advisor and administrator at Nobles, Michael is a frequent presenter on college admissions at schools, community organizations and professional conferences. He has also had the privilege of consulting with many wonderful schools and organizations, including most recently, African Leadership Academy—a Pan-African School in Johannesburg, South Africa—where he was director of North American partnerships during a sabbatical from Nobles. Michael has been a faculty member of the New England Association for College Admission Counseling's (NEACAC) Summer Institute and a representative to the Governing Assembly of the National Association for College Admission Counseling (NACAC). Michael serves as a trustee of the Meadowbrook School and the Steppingstone Foundation.
Kate Ramsdell, Associate Director of College Counseling
Kate joined the Nobles faculty in 1998 and the College Counseling Office in 2000. In addition to the work that she does in the college office, Kate is Nobles’ Site Director for Global Online Academy, the Assistant Director of Residential Life, an English teacher, and an advisor. Previously, Kate served as Director of College Counseling and Dean of Students. She has also worked in admissions and served as Class I Dean. A member of the National Association for College Admission Counseling (NACAC) and the Boston Independent School College Counseling Association (BISCCA), Kate earned her MA in Educational Studies from Tufts University, attended the Harvard Institute for College Admission, and was selected to study as a Fellow at Columbia University's Klingenstein Summer Institute.
Meghan Hamilton, College Counselor
Meghan has been at Nobles since 2005. In addition to her work as a college counselor, Meghan is a Class I Dean, history teacher, and serves on the upper school admissions committee. Meghan is a graduate of Harvard's Summer Institute on College Admissions and The New England Association for College Admission Counseling's Summer Institute. Additionally, she has studied as a Summer Fellow at Columbia University's Klingenstein Institute. Meghan is also a member of the National Association for College Admission Counseling (NACAC) and the Boston Independent School College Counselors Association (BISCCA).
Tom Resor, College Counselor
Since arriving at Nobles in 1986, Tom has helped guide students and their parents/guardians through the intricacies of the college process. In addition, he teaches English and serves as coordinator of the Afternoon Program. Tom has worked as Assistant Director of Athletics, Assistant Dean of Students, an Admission Officer, and a Class Dean. He is the head coach of girls' varsity hockey and assistant coach of boys' lacrosse, and he has coached a variety of other sports throughout his career, including boys' varsity hockey and tennis. Tom's hockey teams at Nobles have won several Independent School League and New England championships and he has coached at the U.S. Women's Hockey National Camps. Tom is a graduate of Harvard's Summer Institute on College Admissions and a member of the National Association for College Admission Counseling (NACAC) and the Boston Independent School College Counselors Association (BISCCA).
Kimya Charles, College Counselor and Program Coordinator
Kimya joined the Nobles community in the fall of 2010 as the Assistant Director of Diversity Initiatives. In addition to her work counseling students and managing the day-to-day operations of the College Counseling Office, Kimya also advises upper school students, teaches Personal Development, and is assistant coach of the girls varsity volleyball team. Prior to Nobles, Kimya worked in college admissions at her alma mater, Amherst, and in educational access at The Steppingstone Foundation in Boston. Kimya earned an Ed.M. in Human Development and Psychology from Harvard University, and an Ed.M. in School Counseling from Boston University. She has participated in the New England Association for College Admission Counseling's Summer Institute, and is a member of the Association of College Counselors in Independent Schools (ACCIS) and the Boston Independent Schools College Counselors Association (BISCCA).
Sarah Plumb, College Counselor
A member of the Class of 2008, Sarah returned to Nobles in 2012 after graduating from Dartmouth College, where she majored in Government and captained the lacrosse team. In addition to earning All-Ivy and All-American honors, Sarah spent her junior fall doing a marketing internship for a Nonprofit organization in Cape Town, South Africa, an experience that deepened her commitment to experiential learning. Along with her work as a college counselor, Sarah teaches history and serves as an admissions officer, an assistant varsity field hockey coach and the head varsity lacrosse coach. A graduate of Harvard's Summer Institute on College Admissions, Sarah is also a member of the National Association for College Admission Counseling (NACAC) and the Boston Independent School College Counselors Association (BISCCA).