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MEET ELIZABETH

Founder & Principal Consultant

 

Elizabeth travels globally to visit schools and programs, offering a broad perspective for her clients. From her vast knowledge, she equips families with the tools and resources for identifying a range of educational possibilities for their child. Whether working to ensure a successful transition from a public school to a private school, or navigating the educational resources available, Elizabeth is known for her innate ability to sincerely understand the needs of both parents and students.


Based on her own experiences as a mother of three children with distinctly different learning styles, Elizabeth has a deep understanding of how each child learns differently. She places significant importance on finding an educational environment that is congruent with a family’s values and, most importantly, increases their child’s academic success and confidence. With this compassionate yet strategic approach, Elizabeth supports her clients by providing enlightened educational solutions for their child. 


For more than thirty years, Elizabeth has been active in the secondary school world, beginning as an alumni volunteer for Northfield Mount Hermon School.  Elizabeth served on Northfield Mount Hermon’s Board of Trustees, their Enrollment Committee, and the Head of School Search Committee. In addition, Elizabeth volunteered for two years in the Admissions Office at Carroll School, gaining invaluable private school admissions experience early in her educational consulting career.


Elizabeth holds an Ed.M. from Boston University’s School of Education, a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology and Spanish from Gettysburg College and is a proud graduate of Northfield Mount Hermon School.  Elizabeth is an active Professional Member of the Independent Educational Consultants Association (IECA) and is a past Chair of the IECA Schools Committee. She holds membership in the National Association of Therapeutic Schools and Programs, the International Dyslexia Association, the Small Boarding School Association, the Council for Learning Disabilities and the Enrollment Management Association.  Elizabeth is also certified in the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) and is a Certified Coach Practitioner.  Previously she served on the Board of Directors for the Wellesley Metropolitan Council for Educational Opportunity (METCO).  

MEET AMY B.

Educational & Athletic Consultant

 

Having gained her own education by way of two high schools, two colleges, and the international stage of championship figure skating, Amy Webster Berg brings more than two decades of experience as a sports agent, coach and parent to Hall Educational Resources.  

 

Amy has trained figure skaters who won medals at the U.S. Nationals and hockey players who are competing in the USHL, the BCHL, Division 1 universities, and various prep schools. Through one-on-one engagement, Amy has groomed dozens of young men and women to discover and develop their own personal path while fine tuning their skating. Her passion for advising, guiding, and building confidence in her athletes also meant being a recommender for nearly 500 prep and college applications!

 

In addition to her work with elite athletes, Amy has served on the Board of Directors of U.S. Figure Skating - the sport’s governing body - for eight years, and served as a corporator at the Dana Hall School for six. She has spent considerable time volunteering in admissions at both the Belmont Hill School and the Roxbury Latin School.

 

A native of Yarmouth, Maine, Amy left home after 8th grade to move to Boston so she could train full time as a competitive figure skater. Her dedication to skating led her to compete on the global stage, culminating with a World bronze medal at the professional level.

 

After attending Wellesley High School, Amy graduated from the Dana Hall School. She then attended Bowdoin College where she played on the women's varsity ice hockey team, before transferring to Wellesley College to return to her passion and pursue her dream of being an Olympic ice dancer. Amy was a five-time U.S. National medalist and an alternate to the 1994 Winter Olympic Games in Lillehammer.

 

Amy enjoys spending time with her family, including two sons who have provided plenty of hands-on experience with independent day schools, varsity sports, and as an Ivy League student-athlete. She has recently completed the IECA Summer Training Institute, and is excited to become a member of the Independent Educational Consultant Association. She loves visiting her home state of Maine with her extended family, and photographing the scenery and the next generation.

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MEET AMY L.

Educational Consultant 

 

Amy joined Hall Educational Resources in 2015, ensuring the daily operations of Hall Educational ran smoothly and conversing with clients and admissions officers.  As her knowledge and expertise has grown, she has stepped into her role as an Educational Consultant, completing her training at IECA's Summer Training Institute.  In addition, she oversees the financial portion of the business including both invoicing and reporting, as well as strategic operational needs.  There are also times when you will find her running the SSAT Flex Testing portion of the business.  Amy finds that she is regularly drawing on her knowledge of curriculum, teaching, IEP's and the operational structure of schools to support her clients.  

 

Amy holds a Masters of Secondary Education from the University of New Hampshire as well as a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics Education.  She was in the classroom teaching high school math prior to stepping out to raise her family.  Hall Educational Resources has been the perfect balance for her in terms of incorporating a professional life while raising her young family.  

 

When Amy is not working you can find her spending time with her family and friends.  She loves to travel, hike, ski and be outdoors. 

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MEET JENNIE

Educational & College Consultant

 

Jennie Kent, M. Ed., has been advising students on school and university choice since 2012. As an ex-pat and mother of four third culture kids, Jennie has a unique perspective which helps her better serve students from around the globe. An award-winning author of books for children and teens with over 850,000 copies of her books in print, Jennie has a strong background in writing and enjoys helping students find their individual voice in the essay writing process.

Jennie is a proud graduate of Northfield Mount Hermon School, received her B.A. from Skidmore College and has a Masters in Education from Framingham State as well as a certificate in independent educational consulting from UC Irvine. She is also one of less than 250 educational consultants worldwide who have earned the designation of Certified Educational Planner. An active member of her associations, Jennie is a professional member of the Independent Educational Consultants Association and has served on the Outreach, Global, and Nominating Committees. She is also a member of the National Association of College Admission Counseling, the International Association of College Admission Counseling, and the Higher Education Consultants Association as well as being a member of the Small Boarding Schools Association and the Enrollment Management Association. Because she counts with a broad network of colleagues and professionals, the answer to your questions are never far away.

Believing that professional development is the difference between good and great, Jennie attends professional conferences annually. She has visited over 450 schools and universities around the world, trying to get a feel for the culture of each one and expand her knowledge in order to better help students. Convinced that transparency is critical in the admission space, Jennie compiles important admission and financial aid resources annually for families and colleagues and has presented about them both domestically and internationally. Wanting to help raise others to their full potential, Jennie also founded the Independent Educational Consultants Association’s Student and Associate Virtual Roundtable, a networking and learning space for newer members. 

In her downtime, Jennie enjoys reading, watching films, entering data in Excel spreadsheets, and playing with her Abyssinian cat, Gaspar.

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MEET JENNIFER

 

Jenny joined Hall Educational Resources in 2018 as a Student Research Assistant. Her role at Hall Educational is invaluable, as she is on the front line of our outreach as she keeps our firm’s database current and updated.  She can often be found on the phone speaking with Independent Schools and Therapeutic Programs, ensuring we have the most accurate information as we work to find the best placements for our clients. Jenny is a junior at the University of Connecticut, where she studies Biomedical Engineering with a concentration in Biomechanics. She enjoys playing soccer, traveling, and spending time with family and friends. ​

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