Director of College Counseling
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.
Associate Director of College Counseling, Upper School Class Dean 2019
Nellie Brennan Hall is Associate Director of College Counseling. Before coming to Thayer in 2014, she spent eight years in admission at Brown University. Nellie began her career as a high school teacher in Memphis, TN. She has also been an Educational Advisor at The Educational Resources Institute (TERI) in Boston. Nellie received her master's degree in Higher Education from Harvard University and her master's degree in Secondary Education from the University of Notre Dame. She also has a bachelor's degree in History of Art and Architecture from Harvard University. A Chicago area native, Nellie is married and has a young daughter and son. She enjoys running, traveling, and going on "adventures" with her children.
Associate Director of College Counseling
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.