College Counseling

College Counseling

Discovery. Connection. Action. In our college counseling office, you’ll find support through all three of these core steps in the college process.
 
Throughout our 30-month college counseling program, our team encourages thorough self-reflection. What courses do you enjoy the most? Do you hope to be recruited for athletics, or do you want to shine on stage? How will you prepare for standardized tests? And, most importantly, what are you looking for in your college experience?
 
We’re here to share our knowledge of the college landscape with students and their families. We carefully individualize the process and keep it developmentally appropriate. And we are always advocates for our students as we help them become the strongest college applicants they can be.

Hoping to play at the next level? Our team will work with you through the college athletic recruitment process. See Toni’s path to Johns Hopkins.

Know your passion? We’ll put the calculations in your calculated risks. Hear how Sam chose Tufts.

Have questions? Our doors are always open, for our students and their families. Follow Neha’s way to Duke.

College Counseling Team

Kate Ramsdell

Director of College Counseling At nobles since 1998

Kate joined the Nobles community as a teaching fellow in the Admissions and English departments in 1998 and began her work in the College Counseling Office two years later. Beyond her current role as director of college counseling, she has served as an advisor, dorm parent, English teacher, interim dean of students, coach and a Class I dean. During a portion of her sabbatical in 2010, Kate worked at African Leadership Academy in Johannesburg, South Africa. She also served on the Board of Trustees at The Meadowbrook School of Weston. An avid road-tripper, Kate aims to tour all 50 flagship state universities; so far, she has seen almost two dozen, and her 4 and 6 ½ -year old sons can say they’ve visited seven, though she does not advise starting the college process quite that early. A graduate of Williams College, Kate studied as a fellow at Columbia’s Klingenstein Summer Institute and earned her MA from Tufts University, where her thesis examined Nobles’ admission practices through the lens of Critical Race Theory.

Kate joined the Nobles community as a teaching fellow in the Admissions and English departments in 1998 and began her work in the College Counseling Office two years later. Beyond her current role as director of college counseling, she has served as an advisor, dorm parent, English teacher, interim dean of students, coach and a Class I dean. During a portion of her sabbatical in 2010, Kate worked at African Leadership Academy in Johannesburg, South Africa. She also served on the Board of Trustees at The Meadowbrook School of Weston. An avid road-tripper, Kate aims to tour all 50 flagship state universities; so far, she has seen almost two dozen, and her 4 and 6 ½ -year old sons can say they’ve visited seven, though she does not advise starting the college process quite that early. A graduate of Williams College, Kate studied as a fellow at Columbia’s Klingenstein Summer Institute and earned her MA from Tufts University, where her thesis examined Nobles’ admission practices through the lens of Critical Race Theory.

Meghan Hamilton

Associate Director of College Counseling At nobles since 2005

At Nobles since 2005, Meghan is Associate Director of College Counseling and Associate Dean of Students. In addition to these roles, Meghan has also served as Class I Dean, taught history, coached the girls varsity soccer and lacrosse teams, worked 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).

At Nobles since 2005, Meghan is Associate Director of College Counseling and Associate Dean of Students. In addition to these roles, Meghan has also served as Class I Dean, taught history, coached the girls varsity soccer and lacrosse teams, worked 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).

Tom Resor

College Counselor At nobles since 1986

Since arriving at Nobles in 1986, Tom has helped guide students, their parents/guardians, and his five children through the college process. During his tenure, he has also taught English, served as coordinator of the afternoon program, and worked as an assistant director of athletics, assistant dean of students, admission officer and a class dean. In addition to college counseling, Tom is the head coach of girls varsity hockey, and he has also coached boys varsity hockey, baseball, tennis and lacrosse throughout his career. Furthermore, he has had the privilege to work for and with Nobles’ four most recent heads of school: Cathy Hall, Bob Henderson, Dick Baker, and Ted Gleason. Tom is a graduate of Williams College and Harvard’s Summer Institute on College Admissions. He is a member of the National Association for College Admission Counseling (NACAC) and the Boston Independent School College Counselors Association (BISCCA). An avid traveler, he has visited forty-seven countries toward his initial goal of fifty-two.

Since arriving at Nobles in 1986, Tom has helped guide students, their parents/guardians, and his five children through the college process. During his tenure, he has also taught English, served as coordinator of the afternoon program, and worked as an assistant director of athletics, assistant dean of students, admission officer and a class dean. In addition to college counseling, Tom is the head coach of girls varsity hockey, and he has also coached boys varsity hockey, baseball, tennis and lacrosse throughout his career. Furthermore, he has had the privilege to work for and with Nobles’ four most recent heads of school: Cathy Hall, Bob Henderson, Dick Baker, and Ted Gleason. Tom is a graduate of Williams College and Harvard’s Summer Institute on College Admissions. He is a member of the National Association for College Admission Counseling (NACAC) and the Boston Independent School College Counselors Association (BISCCA). An avid traveler, he has visited forty-seven countries toward his initial goal of fifty-two.

Kimya Charles

College Counselor and Program Coordinator At nobles since 2010

Kimya joined the Nobles community in fall of 2010 as the assistant director of diversity initiatives and moved fully to the college office in 2012. In addition to counseling students, managing the day-to-day operations of the office, and coordinating PSAT and AP administration, Kimya coaches the girls varsity volleyball team, teaches Personal Development, reads for admission, and chaperones the biannual South Africa immersion and service trip for Classes VI, V, and IV. 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).

Kimya joined the Nobles community in fall of 2010 as the assistant director of diversity initiatives and moved fully to the college office in 2012. In addition to counseling students, managing the day-to-day operations of the office, and coordinating PSAT and AP administration, Kimya coaches the girls varsity volleyball team, teaches Personal Development, reads for admission, and chaperones the biannual South Africa immersion and service trip for Classes VI, V, and IV. 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).

Jennie Kim

Associate Director of College Counseling At nobles since 2017

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).

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).