College Advising Staff

  1. Christine Abercrombie

    Testing Proctor
  2. Lori Baronas

    Testing Proctor, ELC & School Age Substitute Teacher
  3. Cynthia Barshov-Mandile

    Testing Proctor
  4. Jamie Brightman

    College Advisor, Phil & Rel Teacher, Dept Chair
  5. Amanda Dawicki

    Assistant to the Office of College Advising
  6. Ann Deres

    Testing Proctor
  7. Charlene Galenski

    Testing Proctor
  8. Liz Hayes-Golding

    Testing Proctor
  9. Ann Kitson

    Testing Coordinator
  10. Greg Lauzon

    Testing Proctor
  11. Catherine Linberg

    Testing Proctor
  12. Kaitlyn O'Konis

    Testing Proctor
  13. Melanie Onufrieff

    College Advisor
  14. Beverley Payne

    Testing Proctor
  15. Jon Ross

    Testing Proctor
  16. Steve Snook

    Testing Proctor
  17. Mark Spencer

    Dean of College Advising
  18. Carolyn Strycharz

    Testing Proctor
  19. Tammy Thompson

    Testing Proctor
  20. Victoria Thompson

    College Advisor
  21. Tyler Twilley

    College Advisor
  22. Haley Tyree

    Testing Proctor/Associate Testing Proctor
  23. Michael Zeoli

    Testing Proctor

Frequently Asked Questions

For current students, talk to your faculty advisor.  For new students, ninth-graders should contact Mrs. Koyama, tenth-graders and juniors should contact Ms. Hemphill,  and seniors/PGs should contact the College Advising Office.

Students who want to play a sport in college at the Division I, IA, or II level, must register with the NCAA Eligibility Center by the end of their junior year. For more important information about NCAA academic requirements, please visit Athletic Recruiting.

Naviance is an online college search tool that helps students research potential colleges, keep track of their prospective and active applications, and estimate the likelihood of admission based on the results of previous Deerfield students’ grades and testing profiles as compared to each individual student’s personal academic record. All students are given access to Naviance in the fall of their junior year, and parents are given their own log-in information shortly afterwards.  Naviance is the site through which Deerfield submits the school’s portion of a student’s application materials (transcripts, letters of recommendation), so it’s important that students keep their application information up to date on Naviance.

There is no specific requirement for frequency of meetings, but most seniors meet with their advisor every two or three weeks to discuss their progress. Advisors may request more frequent meetings if a student is falling behind in the process, or around crucial times of the year (such as application deadlines).  Juniors will begin meeting with their advisor in late fall of junior year; they are encouraged to check in with their advisor about once a month.  Students can schedule meetings by visiting the College Advising Office on the second floor of the Boyden Library, emailing their college advisor, or using Outlook to request a meeting.

The College Advising Office sends a message to all sophomores each winter to invite them to schedule a meeting with a college advisor. In the summer before students’ junior year, the College Advising Office will send additional information about what students should be doing to prepare themselves for applying. In the late fall of their junior year, students begin the process in earnest, starting by filling out an information sheet that will help them, in conjunction with their college advisor, begin compiling a list of schools.

Deerfield is highly conscious of the needs of its student-athletes, and offers a wide range of NCAA eligible classes. The College Advising Office and Deerfield coaches are accustomed to assisting students seeking to play sports in college, and they are experienced in guiding students through the recruiting process. They will work with students to be sure they meet the NCAA requirements, and are in the best position possible to be recruited.

Contact College Advising
Fax 413-772-1128

Boyden Library, Second Floor
PO Box 87
Deerfield, MA 01342