Meet the College Counseling Team
Thad Robey P '17, '19
Co-Director of College Counseling | Upper School English & History Faculty
Thad Robey is Director of College Counseling and a history and English teacher. Prior to his arrival at Thayer in 2002, he had worked in admissions at Colorado College and Washington University. He also worked for two years at College Coach, an independent college counseling consulting company. Thad is active in the profession of admission and college counseling, currently serving in an elected position as Finance Chair for ACCIS (Association of College Counselors at Independent Schools). Thad has an M.A. in English Literature from Washington University in St. Louis and a B.A. in English from Colorado College. After a childhood spent in Ithaca, NY, he and his family fled the cold, gray winters and relocated to Hawaii, where he attended Punahou School in Honolulu for his high school years. He is married and has three boys. He enjoys watching movies with his kids, playing with Jazz the family dog, and pretending (and failing miserably) to be Roger Federer in several South Shore tennis leagues.
Co-Director of College Counseling
Cicily Shaw is the Co-Director of College Counseling and has worked in higher education and at the secondary school level for over 25 years. Prior to joining Thayer in 2022, she was the Founding Director of College Counseling at Boston Trinity Academy for 18 years. Cicily has also worked in college admission at Boston College, Bryant University, and Lesley University. Her love for college access has fueled her passion to give back professionally and she has been an active member and leader in NACAC (National Association for College Admission Counseling) and NEACAC (New England Association for College Admission Counseling). Cicily has a M.Div. from Boston University, MS in Counseling from Northeastern University, a BA in HealthCare Administration from Stonehill College and is currently pursuing her doctoral degree in Educational Leadership at Northeastern University. Cicily is a Massachusetts native who grew up on the South Shore. Cicily and her husband are active members in their church community as ordained ministers, she volunteers her time as a mentor to young women, and serves on several college access committees. In her off time, she loves all things home décor and is a tea enthusiast.
Christine Woods P '25, '27
Associate Director of College Counseling | Upper School Math Faculty
Christine grew up on Cape Cod, but left the sheltered life of the dunes to attend college in the big city. She attended Boston University, earning a bachelor’s degree in Music. Upon graduating, she remained at BU for five years, working in the admissions office while earning a master’s degree in Higher Education. From there she served as the college counselor at The Steppingstone Foundation and went on to become Director of College Counseling at Chapel Hill - Chauncy Hall School in Waltham. In 2005 she relocated to the South Shore to join the team at Thayer. Aside from her college counseling duties, she also teaches Algebra I and serves as an academic advisor. Outside of Thayer, she has a husband and three girls that keep her pretty busy, but she makes sure to find time to run and pursue her musical interests.
Selene Carlo-Eymer P '14
Upper School Registrar | College Counseling Coordinator
Selene Carlo-Eymer serves as Thayer's Upper School Registrar and College Counseling Coordinator. A graduate of Carnegie Mellon University, she successfully co-founded and ultimately sold Eymer Design, Inc., an award-winning, Boston-based design/marketing communications firm. Selene has sincere gratitude for the Academy as both of her sons are alumni. The older son attended the Upper School, and the younger son attended the Middle School. “After seeing what Thayer did for our eldest, we knew both our boys would thrive in the Academy’s rich learning environment," she says. "It is, in fact, my gratitude which led me to pursue becoming a member of the community.”