• Berwick

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 (NACAC), The New England Association of College Admissions Counseling (NEACAC), The College Board, and The Association of College Counselors in Independent Schools (ACCIS). She has presented at the annual conferences for both NEACAC and ACCIS, and at the Maine Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators. In 2014 Moira was named NEACAC’s “Professional of the Year” for Maine.
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, situated on an 80-acre campus just over one hour north of Boston, serves 600 students, Pre-Kindergarten through grade 12, from Massachusetts, New Hampshire, and Maine. Deeply committed to its mission of promoting virtue and useful knowledge, Berwick Academy empowers students to be creative and bold. Berwick strives to graduate alumni who shape their own learning, take risks, ask thoughtful questions, and come to understand and celebrate their authentic selves.  Founded in 1791 and rooted in a tradition of college preparation, our culture of innovation prepares students for a complex and dynamic world.