Meet the College Counselors

Through the guidance, advice, and resources of WT’s experienced college counselors, students have a strong base of support as they navigate an ever-changing college admissions landscape. WT’s counselors are well-informed about each student’s academic performance and take the time to get to know each student as an individual.

By meeting one-on-one with students over the course of four years, serving as advisors, attending musical and theatrical performances, sporting events, and grade-level meetings, the counselors grow personally acquainted with a student’s extracurricular interests, character, and classroom citizenship. Additionally, WT’s college counselors act as liaisons between college representatives and the students and their parents, visiting college admissions officers during the summer months, presenting at college counseling conferences, and hosting 70-80 visits a year to WT by colleges and universities from across the country.

Mr. David Weisbord
Director of College Counseling

David Weisbord joined WT as Director of College Counseling on July 1, 2018. Prior to coming to WT, David was Associate Director of College Counseling at the highly regarded George School in Newtown, Pennsylvania. Prior to that, he was Senior Associate Director of Admission at Columbia University; he worked in Columbia's Admission Office for a total of eleven years. David has also held numerous voluntary leadership roles in college admission associations including the National Association for College Admission Counseling and the Pennsylvania Association for College Admission Counseling. David holds a Master of Arts degree in Computing in Education from Teachers College, Columbia University and a Bachelor's degree from York College of Pennsylvania.

Mrs. Loren Gordon
Associate Director of College Counseling

Loren Gordon comes to Winchester Thurston with 12 years of experience in admission, a passion for working with students as they journey through the college search and application process, and excitement at the opportunity to join the WT community. Prior to coming to WT, she was the Director of College Counseling at Central Catholic High School. She began her career as an admission counselor at her alma mater, Albright College, where she spent eight years working with students and families and growing in the profession.

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