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Meet Our Counselors

Moira McKinnon, Director of College Counseling
Certified Educational Planner
B.A. Georgetown University
Certificate in College Counseling with Distinction, UCLA

Moira McKinnon is a member of several college counseling organizations including: The National Association of College Admissions Counseling, The New England Association of College Admissions Counseling, The College Board, and The Association of College Counselors in Independent Schools. She has presented at the New England Association of College Admissions Counseling Annual Meeting and at the Maine Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators. Currently, Moira is serving a two-year term on the faculty for the Advanced Secondary School Counselor Summer Institute, sponsored by the New England Association of College Admissions Counseling.
 
Lynne O'Shaughnessy, Assistant Director of College Counseling
B.A. Hamilton College; M.Ed. Plymouth State University

Lynne came to Berwick Academy from the New England Association for College Admission Counseling (NEACAC) as their Executive Director. She led the association for seven years and in that time, established hundreds of connections with admission counselors at colleges and universities in New England and beyond.  She had worked in the admissions offices at several institutions prior to her work with NEACAC.  Additionally, she was both an Academic Advisor and Career Counselor at the University of New Hampshire.
 
Ms. O’Shaughnessy is a graduate of Hamilton College, and worked closely with their admission office as an interviewer through their alumni program for many years.  She has a Master’s in Education from Plymouth State University in Counseling and Administration.  

Serving Maine, The Seacoast of New Hampshire, and the North Shore of Massachusetts

Berwick Academy is Maine's oldest, independent Pre-K through Post Graduate private school. Our community is dynamic, offering challenging academics, competitive athletics, and creative arts programs. Members of the community operate within a context of caring and respect as we pursue our quest for "useful knowledge" as "one school with three divisions." Students and faculty are encouraged to expand their horizons by balancing academics with athletic, dramatic, and musical options.