Meet the College Counselors
Through the guidance, advice, and resources of WT’s experienced college counselors, students at our private high school 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.
Ms. Alicia Oglesby
Associate Director of College Counseling
Alicia Oglesby joins the Winchester Thurston community after being a high school counselor at Lower Moreland High School outside of Philadelphia and Director of School & College Counseling at Bishop McNamara in the DC-metro area. A graduate of Howard University and a daughter of educators, Alicia is thrilled to be welcomed into the thriving WT community. Alicia began her career in collaboration with the University of Pennsylvania's Center for the Treatment and Study of Anxiety before immersing herself fully in secondary education. She is most proud of building relationships with students during a critical time in their young adult lives.