Below is an outline of general dates for the college planning journey. Current families can find more specific information for each grade level in their College Counseling Groups on the Derryfield My School App.
Rebecca Kosakowski joined the Derryfield community in 2021. Rebecca received her BS from Simmons College and her Certificate in College Counseling through the UCLA Extension program. Throughout her career of more than 15 years in education, Rebecca has served as the Director of Admission and Financial Aid, Class Dean, Advisor, and College Counselor at various independent schools throughout New England and also as an Independent College Counselor. She has held a leadership position on the Governing Board of the New England Association for College Admission Counseling. This past year, Rebecca and her family enjoyed a year-long sabbatical while cruising on their sailboat from Maine to the Bahamas, during which time they sailed over 4000 miles! When she is not snorkeling and spearing fish, Rebecca enjoys running, reading and spending time with her husband Todd and their children Ava and Isaac, who also attend Derryfield.
After a career of more than twenty years in college admission, Jill Teeters joined the Derryfield College Counseling Office in 2017. She received her B.S in Speech Communication from Ithaca College and her M.A. in Speech Communication Studies from Emerson College, with an original goal of becoming a college professor. A stint as a tour guide as an undergraduate, and an internship in the admission office in graduate school, piqued her interest in connecting with high school students and helping them find the right college fit. Jill has held a variety of volunteer leadership positions with the New England Association for College Admission Counseling and has served as an adjunct faculty member at local colleges. She is also a regular presenter on college admission topics for NHHEAF’s Center for College Planning. Outside of education, Jill is a long-time volunteer with the March of Dimes and her family served as the 2014 National Ambassador Family for the organization - traveling across the country and sharing their premature birth story. In addition, Jill sings with Northern Voices A Cappella, a women’s show chorus and her quartet, Paradigm. She lives in Manchester with her husband, David Lamothe, their son, Aidan, and their cat, Sophie (who thinks she is a dog).
Amanda Gagne joined Derryfield in 2017 as the Registrar and College Counseling team Coordinator. Amanda earned a Bachelor's Degree from Wheaton College (MA) in International Relations and has a career background in sales and account management. She enjoys swimming, running and spending time with her family including a sweet black dog, Dublin, who you have probably seen around campus!
Located in Manchester, NH, The Derryfield School is a private day school for grades 6-12. Students benefit from a challenging academic program, fine and performing arts, competitive athletics, and a wide selection of extracurricular activities.