Jacquie Magiera, Director of College Counseling, is in her eleventh year in the College Counseling office. Prior to coming to Dana Hall, she was a Senior Associate Director of Admissions at Boston University where she managed the University’s on- and off-campus recruitment programs for prospective students. Jacquie began her professional career in college admissions at the University of New Hampshire and then moved on to her first stint at Boston University. After her children were born, she left admissions and was a full-time mom for several years. During this time, Jacquie earned a Masters degree in Counseling Psychology with a specialization in School Counseling from Lesley University. Jacquie has been a chair and faculty member of the New England Association for College Admission Counselors' (NEACAC) Summer Institute and a delegate to the Governing Assembly of the National Association for College Admission Counselors (NACAC). She is a graduate of Wellesley College and lives on Dana's campus.
Cara Hanig joined the College Counseling staff in 2010 as Associate Director. Cara completed her Master's in School Counseling at Boston College. She worked in both undergraduate and graduate admissions at BC, and interned in the Weston High School Guidance Office where she worked with students throughout the college process. Cara attended Emory University for her undergraduate education, majoring in psychology and music. Before coming to the Boston area, Cara worked as an Assistant Dean of Admission at Colgate University in Hamilton, N.Y. In addition to reading applications, participating in committee decisions, and recruiting at high schools across the country, Cara directed the overnight visit program. She was a member of the New York State Association for College Admission Counseling (NYSACAC) and is currently a member of the New England Association for College Admission Counseling (NEACAC).
Liz Paushter is in her second year as a part-time Assistant Director of College Counseling. In her seven years at Dana Hall, Liz has taught English, provided instructional support to teachers as the Upper School Education Technologist, and spearheaded Dana’s 1:1 iPad program. Prior to Dana Hall, she taught at the University of Vermont, Berkeley Preparatory School in Tampa, and in the New York City public school system. She has presented about teaching and learning at numerous conferences, including NCTE and NAIS, worked as a technology integration consultant with EdTech and other independent schools, and contributed to multiple publications as a freelance writer. Liz graduated from Syracuse University and earned a Master’s degree from the University of Vermont.
Katie Herd joins the office of College Counseling as the College Counseling Administrative Assistant. She can be reached at (781) 489-1355.
"In my Literature Composition I class we did a poetry unit before winter break. Our poetry project was in collaboration with a school in Turkey. We created our own websites to display our works of poetry. The last day of school before winter break we were able to Skype with the kids from the school in Turkey, and it was so much fun to interact with students who were so far away. We were able to learn what their school was like, and how their classes worked."