Meet the College Counseling Staff

Peter Jenkins is director of college counseling at NMH and a longtime English teacher and crew coach. He has been at NMH since 1986, and previously worked at the Landon School in Bethesda, Maryland, and Tabor Academy in Marion, Massachusetts. He graduated from Northwestern University and earned a master’s degree at the University of Chicago. He is married to retired NMH math teacher and crew coach Vicky Jenkins; they shepherded five children through the college admission process and survived.
 
Jim Burstein ’87 is a college counselor, boys’ varsity soccer co-head coach, and the Jewish students’ advisor. After attending NMH, he graduated from Connecticut College and earned a master’s in counseling psychology from Boston College. He has worked at NMH since 2006 and spent the previous nine years as a college counselor, guidance counselor, and boys’ varsity soccer coach at Newton North High School in Massachusetts. His oldest son is a sophomore at NMH.
 
Jen Davenport came to NMH in 2011, and has worked in the College Counseling Office since 2013. Previously, she was a biology teacher and basketball/softball coach at Stoneleigh-Burnham School. Jen graduated from Stoneleigh-Burnham and Westfield State University. In her current role, Jen provides support for four counselors, manages the college-visit calendar, and oversees Naviance (database used to manage college applications). She also serves as the office contact for college coaches requesting academic materials for prospective student-athletes.
 
David duKor-Jackson serves as a college counselor, dorm faculty member in Shea Family Cottage, boys’ JV soccer coach, and Diversity and Social Justice teacher. He graduated from Florida Institute of Technology with a bachelor’s degree in science education/biology, and won two NCAA championships as a member of the men’s soccer team. Prior to his arrival at NMH, he spent three years in the College Counseling Office at Moses Brown School in Providence, Rhode Island, after working for nearly two decades in college admission, a career highlighted by leadership roles at Loyola Maryland, Bucknell, and MIT. 
 
Nate Hemphill has worked at NMH since 1991 and joined the College Counseling Office in 2010. A Dartmouth and Yale graduate, Nate is a longtime math teacher and has also been a Student Life Dean and the Director of Faculty Recruitment. He is the parent of two NMH graduates.
 
Sarah Kenyon has worked in college counseling at NMH since 2000.  Upon  graduation from McDaniel College in Maryland, she joined the admissions staff, then served eight years as associate director of admissions at The Johns Hopkins University. She left Hopkins to become Director of College Counseling at the Walnut Hill School in Massachusetts and then at The Hun School of Princeton.  At NMH, she also coaches JV field hockey, serves on the Core Team (substance abuse counseling), teaches Diversity and Social Justice, and lives in a girls’ dormitory. She has a daughter who is a senior at NMH and a son who is a freshman.
 
Diane King has worked in the NMH College Counseling office since 1981. She is the assistant to director Peter Jenkins and manages all the standardized testing that takes place at NMH, including the SAT, ACT, TOEFL, and Advanced Placement examinations.
 
Erin Lyman '97joined the NMH faculty in 2012 after five years at Groton School. She earned an undergraduate degree from Bowdoin College and a master's degree in education leadership from Columbia University Teachers College. She was previously employed in undergraduate college admissions at the University of Vermont, Bowdoin College, and Columbia University. In addition to her position as college counselor at NMH, Erin lives in a girls' dormitory and coaches track and field and cross-country.