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From tackling personal decisions to reaching important milestones, my job is to guide you on the path of success. I’m fueled by my commitment to excellence and go the extra mile to make sure clients are fully satisfied with my work.

As a professional college counselor, I believe in maintaining a positive mindset, creating partnerships with a purpose, and always striving for significant outcomes. Contact me today for an initial consultation, and find out more about how I can tailor my services to your needs.


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Dr. Cicily Shaw serves as the Co-Director of College Counseling at Thayer Academy, bringing over 25 years of experience in higher education and secondary school settings. Prior to starting at Thayer Academy, she held the role of Founding Director of College Counseling at Boston Trinity Academy for 18 years. Throughout her career, Cicily has also contributed her expertise to institutions such as Boston College, Bryant University, and Lesley University.

Motivated by her own college journey, Cicily is deeply committed to expanding college access opportunities. This dedication has driven her professional endeavors, leading her to actively engage with organizations like NACAC (National Association for College Admission Counseling) and NEACAC (New England Association for College Admission Counseling) as both a member and a leader.

Cicily holds degrees from Northeastern University, Boston University, and Stonehill College. Beyond her professional commitments, Cicily and her husband are ordained ministers actively involved in their church community. Additionally, Cicily volunteers her time as a mentor to young women and serves on various college access committees, further demonstrating her dedication to fostering inclusivity and opportunity within her community.

To learn more about Dr. Shaw's professional experience, please visit her LinkedIn page

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