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Watkinson Appoints New Director of College Counseling

Watkinson School is proud to announce Emily Parker as its next Director of College Counseling. Emily comes to Watkinson after 13 years in the college admissions world. For nearly the last decade she has been the Associate Director of Admission at Brown University, and prior to that she was the Senior Assistant Director of Admission at Worcester Polytechnic Institute. A veteran member of the New England  Association for College Admission Counseling volunteer leadership, Emily has been a guiding force in planning New England regional conferences, most notably chairing the annual conference in 2021. She is both universally well-respected by her peers and has a network of college connections that spans the globe. Head of School Teri Schrader adds, “I am excited and confident that our students will benefit enormously from Emily’s ability to advise them from her unique perspective as a college admissions insider.” Emily will succeed Terry Ullram in Watkinson’s college office and will visit campus several times prior to graduation, allowing both students and faculty to meet her before her official start day of July 1.

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