Renee Bischoff

Director of College Counseling
(440) 423-2089

Renee joined the College Counseling office in 2010. She was attracted by Hawken’s innovative academic program and schedule. Renee brings twenty five years of experience on both sides of the desk to advising and mentoring students and parents through the college application process. Prior to working at Hawken, she worked in college counseling at Polytechnic School in Pasadena, California. She has also worked in college admissions at Northwestern University, DePaul University, Lake Forest College and her alma mater, Carleton College. She is married to Rick, who works in admissions at Case Western Reserve University, and has one son, Kirby, who is an upper school student at Hawken. Outside of work, she enjoys running, yoga, reading, following Cleveland’s sports teams and exploring new restaurants.
 

Terry Dubow

Associate Director of College Counseling
Director of Special Projects
Upper School Humanities Teacher
(440) 423-2937
Terry arrived at Hawken in 2015 from Westtown School in West Chester, PA where he served as the associate head of school. Prior to that, he wore a variety of hats at Hathaway Brown from the director of the Osborne Writing Center to the director of strategic projects. He loves working with teenagers, particularly when it comes to improving the clarity of their writing and the depth of their thinking. A dad of two Hawken daughters, Terry is happy to be part of an incredible college team.
 

Maria Steiner

Associate Director of College Counseling
(440) 423-2126
mstei@hawken.edu

Maria came to Hawken in 2013 with twelve years of admission experience at Case Western Reserve University, where she served as an admission counselor and an assistant director of undergraduate admission. During her tenure, she coordinated the Alumni Admission Program, the Student Ambassador Program, on-campus visitation programs as well as two scholarship competitions. She recruited in seventeen states as well as several regions in Ohio. She also served several tours of duty as a part-time outside application reader. A stay-at-home mother for sixteen years, she held multiple leadership positions on the Orange PTA and served as a Girl Scout leader for four years. As she prepares for her youngest of two children to graduate from high school in 2019, she is delighted to fill her emptying nest with Hawken students searching for their college fit.

Cristan Harris

Associate Director of College Counseling
(440) 423-2916
cristan.harris@hawken.edu

Cristan Harris has served as Director of College Counseling at The Williams School in New London, CT since 2013. She first entered the independent school world in 2010, when she was named Director of Admissions at The Williams School.

Cristan spent nine years in college admissions prior to switching sides of the desk. She started her admissions career at Boston University, where she also earned her master’s degree in higher education administration, and went on to American University followed by Meredith College, where she served as Director of Admissions.

Cristan has been active in the New England Association for College Admission Counseling (NEACAC) serving as an Assembly Delegate and a member of the Professional Development, Current Trends, and Annual Meeting and Conference Planning Committees. Currently she is serving as Chair of NEACAC’s Advanced Secondary School Counselor Summer Institute.

A graduate of Colgate University, where she majored in English, Cristan is married to Cory, an English teacher, and has one son, Griffin. Outside of work she enjoys running, trivia, travel, and cooking.

Karrie Chounet

College Counseling Office Coordinator
Testing Coordinator
Registrar
440-423-2916
Karrie joined the Hawken community and the college counseling team in July 2011. She was previously at Notre Dame College as office manager of the Academic Support Center and at Regina High School as the college counseling office coordinator. Karrie spends her free time with her family eating good food, playing board games, and visiting the wineries in Lake and Ashtabula counties.
 
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