Christine has been empowering students and guiding her client families through the private school and college admissions processes since 1995. She has coached and guided over 3,000 domestic and international students. She works closely with students and their families to help them find and secure the right educational opportunities.
In 2012, Christine stepped away from her full-time consulting practice for three years to become the first Director of International Students at a Boston area independent school where she worked in international admissions, college counseling, supported international students and families, and was responsible for SEVIS I-20 documentation and visa procurement assistance. Her role as Director of International Students gave her the opportunity to assist with institutional needs pertaining to international students with the annual fund, student health insurance, host family referrals and school-family-liaison work.
Christine is a serial volunteer, and has served in numerous capacities for her professional association, the IECA over the years: as Chair of the IECA Schools Committee, as a participating member of the IECA credentialing task force for schools consulting and as a member of the Membership Committee for the Independent Educational Consultants Association. She is currently working as a member of the IECA Strategic Planning Committee. As an active parent, she was a board member for The Cape Cod Montessori School, vice-president and secretary of The Sandwich Montessori Enrichment and Assistance Fund, and has served as co-VP on the Hopkins School PTA, the Elmwood School PTA and was the parent liaison to the superintendent for the HPTA. She is also a member of the school councils for Elmwood School, Hopkins School and for Hopkinton High School. Currently she is an active member of the board of directors at The Hopkinton Center for the Arts where she heads up the Governance Committee and assists with the Teen Advisory Board and Diversity Equity and Inclusion Committees.
Christine Chapman is a graduate of the Sacred Heart School of Montreal and Skidmore College, and remains in pursuit of her master’s degree at Harvard University. She is a single mom who spends as much of her free time as possible with her children and dog. She is committed to the arts and music, enjoys walking the local state parks and beaches, is an enthusiastic yogi with 500 hours of yoga teacher training, and is thrilled to have begun a new non-profit vision: the College Axis Project. She is grateful to be pursuing her vision and passion to make educational enrichment, empowerment programs and college counseling available to all.
Jennifer Berry has devoted her life to education, having spent more than 30 years at New Hampton School, an independent boarding school located in central New Hampshire, where she was a teacher, advisor, academic dean, director of studies, curriculum developer and director of college counseling. Most recently, she served as the Director of College Counseling at Western Reserve Academy, located in Hudson, OH. Jennifer’s varied roles have prepared her to support students and families through the ever-changing world of college admission. She graduated from Colby College with a BA in American Studies and a Certificate in Education. At Colby, Jennifer was a college athlete and continued her passion for athletics as a varsity soccer, basketball, and tennis coach at New Hampton School.
As a college counselor, Jennifer has shepherded hundreds of students to acceptances at more than 800 colleges and universities. She has a keen understanding of standardized testing protocols, learning differences, athletic recruiting and international student college application processes. Her true specialty in application support is the college essay. As a highly experienced high school English teacher, Jen‘s passion lies in the student narrative and helping students bring an authentic and effective voice to their college essays. Additionally, she has visited more than 100 college campuses to enhance her work in guiding students and families as well as forge working relationships with college admission counselors.
Jennifer’s experience in curriculum design and academic advising, allowed her to embrace curricular growth and initiatives, enhance student learning through successful technology integration, customize learning opportunities, implement the IB Diploma Programme, and strategically design an academic skill continuum. It is rare to have so much comprehensive and deep holistic educational experience which allows her to work effectively with students and parents as they navigate the increasingly complicated landscape of college counseling, keeping the support and empowerment of each and every one of her students in mind as they strive towards success in the college process.
Myra worked for many years as a paralegal in a private law firm and a bank. After a career change, she spent many years as a special educator in a public school and as a school administrator in an Admissions Office in a private independent school in the Boston area. She is always happy to help students in their quest for a next educational adventure. Her favorite things are a good read, a great meal, and a white wine by Mirror Lake.