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College Counseling

Our multi-year college counseling program supports students as they navigate the process.

Thinking about college starts early for all NMH students. Our multi-year college counseling program begins in the 9th grade and builds each year, helping you prepare to tackle the application and college acceptance process with strength and confidence.

NMH’s dedicated college counseling team works out of Social Hall, a central, spacious place that accommodates both one-on-one meetings and larger events, like the many visits from college admission representatives that we host every year. Every fall, we host the NMH College Fair, which brings dozens of college reps to campus to meet students, conduct in-person interviews, and talk about the college process.

Our team is committed to helping you find the right college and to guiding you through the application process. Your counselor understands the intricate world of college-entrance exams, visits, and applications. They also serve as teachers, coaches, advisors, and mentors, giving them lots of opportunities to get to know you well as they help you make important decisions about your educational future. 


Meet Our Team 


Joe Latimer  |  Director of College Counseling

Before joining NMH, Joe spent 15 years as the assistant dean for enrollment diversity and outreach at the University of Rochester. He brings 28 years of experience in college admissions to NMH. Over the years, he worked in admissions at Hobart and William Smith Colleges, Northeastern University, and the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth. Joe is a native of Fitchburg, Massachusetts, and a first-generation LatinX college graduate. | 413-498-3434


Anne Atkins  |  Associate Director of College Counseling

Anne spent nine years as director of college counseling at Vermont Academy and has served as an associate dean, dorm head, and coach at NMH. She is a graduate of the University of Vermont. | 413-498-3434


Molly Brown  |  Counselor

In addition to her work as a college counselor, Molly assists with NMH’s girls’ soccer and basketball programs. Prior to NMH, she worked at Hebron Academy’s Academic Guidance Center and was an assistant women’s basketball coach at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth and Connecticut College. Molly holds a bachelor’s in psychology from Bates College, where she was a member of the basketball and softball teams. | 413-498-3434 or 508-742-8564


James Burstein  |  Counselor

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. One of his sons graduated in the NMH Class of 2019, and his other son is in the NMH Class of 2023. | 413-498-3434


Jennifer Davenport  | Administrative Assistant

Jen came to NMH in 2011 and has worked in the College Counseling Office since 2013. She provides support for the counselors, manages the college-visit calendar, and oversees Naviance, the database used to manage college applications. She also serves as the contact for college coaches requesting academic materials for prospective student-athletes and assists athletes with NCAA eligibility center questions. Previously, she was a biology teacher and basketball and softball coach at Stoneleigh-Burnham School, her alma mater. She holds a degree from Westfield State University. | 413-498-3434


Nathaniel Hemphill  | College Counselor and Mathematics Teacher

Nate has worked at NMH since 1991, joining the College Counseling Office in 2010. A Dartmouth and Yale graduate, he is a longtime math teacher and has served as a student life dean and director of faculty recruitment. He is the parent of two NMH graduates. | 413-498-3434


Zachary Bates  | College Counselor

In addition to his work as a college counselor, Zach is an advisor, dorm head, and wrestling coach. Before joining the College Counseling Office, he taught math at NMH for six years. He holds a B.A. from Bridgewater State University. | 413-498-3434

School Profile 

College admission offices can find the NMH school profile here.