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College Counseling Team

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 began her Nobles career in the admissions office and taught English at Nobles for sixteen years. She has also served as the dean of students and 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. During a portion of her sabbatical in 2010, Kate worked in the college counseling office at African Leadership Academy in Johannesburg. Kate served as a trustee of The Meadowbrook School, 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, Associate Director of College Counseling

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 is a member of the English Department 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 he has coached a variety of other sports throughout his career, including boys' varsity hockey, baseball, tennis and lacrosse. 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. A graduate of Williams College, Tom is also 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


Jennie Kim, Associate Director of College CounselingJennie Kim

Jennie joined the Nobles college office in 2017 after serving as an Associate Director of College Counseling at the 'Iolani School, an independent school in Honolulu, Hawaii. Over the course of her career, Jennie has guided hundreds of families through the college process, developed innovative programming and built strong relationships with college admission officers. In addition to working in the U.S, she served as the head college counselor at an independent boarding school in South Korea where her students matriculated to selective colleges both in the U.S. and internationally. In addition to college counseling, Jennie has taught AP Psychology and served as an advisor. Jennie earned her B.A. from New York University and an M.S.Ed from the University of Pennsylvania. She is also a member of the National Association for College Admission Counseling (NACAC) and the Boston Independent School College Counselors Association (BISCCA). 

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

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