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College Counseling Staff

Kate Ramsdell, Director of College Counseling

Kate joined the Nobles faculty in 1998 and the College Counseling Office in 2000. Beyond her role as director of the college office, Kate is a dorm parent and advisor. Kate has also taught English, served as Nobles' dean of students, worked in admissions and been a Class I dean. A graduate of Williams College, Kate earned her MA from Tufts University and was selected to study as a fellow at Columbia University's Klingenstein Summer Institute. Kate serves as a trustee of the Meadowbrook School and, during a portion of her sabbatical in 2010, worked in the college counseling office at African Leadership Academy in Johannesburg. Kate has presented nationally on topics related to college admission and is a member of National Association for College Admission Counseling (NACAC) and the Boston Independent School College Counselors Association (BISCCA).

Contact:
(781) 320-7253
Kate_Ramsdell@nobles.edu



Meghan Hamilton, College Counselor

At Nobles since 2005, Meghan is a college counselor, a Class I dean and a history teacher. In addition to these roles, Meghan has also coached the girls varsity soccer and lacrosse teams, served as a dorm parent and sat on the upper school admission committee. Meghan received her undergraduate degree from Williams College and her Ed.M from Boston College's Lynch School of Education. A graduate of Harvard's Summer Institute on College Admissions and The New England Association for College Admission Counseling's Summer Institute, Meghan also studied as a summer fellow at Columbia University's Klingenstein Institute. Meghan is a member of the National Association for College Admission Counseling (NACAC) and the Boston Independent School College Counselors Association (BISCCA).

Contact:
(781) 320-7054
Meghan_Hamilton@nobles.edu


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).

Contact:
(781) 320-7156
Tom_Resor@nobles.edu


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 is a Class IV dean, teaches Personal Development, reads for admissions, chaperones the biannual South Africa immersion and service trip for Classes VI, V, and IV, and coaches the girls' varsity volleyball team. Prior to Nobles, Kimya worked in college admission 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).

Contact:
(781) 320-7104
Kimya_Charles@nobles.edu


Sarah Plumb, College Counselor

A Nobles graduate, Sarah returned in 2012 after graduating from Dartmouth College, where she majored in Government. Along with her work as a college counselor, Sarah is an advisor and serves as an assistant varsity field hockey coach and the head varsity lacrosse coach. At Dartmouth, Sarah captained the lacrosse team, earning All-Ivy and All-American honors. It was there, too, that she deepened her commitment to experiential learning through a marketing internship for a nonprofit organization in Cape Town, South Africa. 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). Currently, she is working part-time towards a Masters in Education in Human Development at Boston University. 

Contact:
(781) 320-7050
Sarah_Plumb@nobles.edu

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