The Bespoke Education College Counseling Team
Experienced Team of College Counselors
Mr. Hart is Bespoke’s Director of College Counseling and brings nearly two decades of college counseling and admissions experience at the university and high school levels. His experience working in college admissions allowed him to review thousands of applications and participate in committees to admit or deny applicants.
For over a decade, Antoine was an Associate Director of College Counseling at The Lawrenceville School in New Jersey, one of the nation’s top boarding schools, where he guided hundreds of students to the top colleges across the globe. Having played collegiate and professional basketball, Antoine possesses a deep understanding of the recruiting process.
Antoine believes it is essential that students build their college applications around their unique qualities and individualism, considering insights from their parents and all the skills they have developed in high school that include conducting research, managing a complex process, self-advocacy, and so much more.
Antoine collaborates with an experienced team of college counselors, with expertise across areas of the college admissions process.
With more than a decade of experience, Karen Resheff works closely with students to create strong individual narratives that have helped them gain admission to top schools such as Harvard, Princeton, Yale, Dartmouth, Columbia, Northwestern, and Duke.
Karen has a BA in English literature from Wesleyan University and began her career teaching English to non-English speaking students at the International Center for Language Studies (ICLS) in Washington, DC. Following ICLS, Karen coordinated the placement of students into top colleges at the I Have a Dream Program in NYC and at Vera Institute of Justice (city).
Starting her admissions career at the University of Chicago, Jenny served as Assistant Director, where she wrote several of the infamous “Uncommon Application” essay questions. Jenny then served as a college counselor at one of NYC’s most innovative private schools. She has led essay workshops nationwide, has evaluated thousands of college applications, and helped hundreds of high schoolers and their parents navigate the college application process.
Jenny feels that the college application process is a terrific opportunity for discovery and reflection. She works hard to help students see the “big picture” and seek out environments that will foster their intellectual, emotional, and professional growth.
Raised in Westchester County, Kirby has deep personal knowledge of the NY schools. She graduated magna cum laude from Denison University and holds a master’s degree in School Counseling from Hunter College.
Kirby combines her experience working in admissions at Denison with her current expertise as a high school guidance counselor to help students and parents through the college search, interview, application, and decision processes. Kirby employs a calm and thoughtful approach in facilitating family communication, planning, and organization throughout the college application experience.
After graduating with her IB (International Baccalaureate) Diploma, Sarah decided to attend Barnard College, where she graduated with a degree in Theater. She earned her MA in Higher Education from Teachers College, Columbia University, focusing on college access and the role of the arts in higher education.
Sarah also worked in college admissions and has significant experience in helping students navigate the entire college application process, from essay writing to choosing the right college. Sarah is passionate about helping students reach their potential and finds her work as a tutor in all sections of the SAT and ACT acts as a complement to deepening her essential work of knowing her students on a more personal level.
Carrie Kaplan, Chief Interview Coach
Carrie is a proud alumna of Dartmouth College (B.A., English Cum Laude) and Harvard University (Harvard School of Continuing Education; Research Fellow, Mellon School of Theater and Performance Research at Harvard University). She holds an M.S. Ed. in English and English Education (CUNY Queens College) and M.A. and Ph.D (ABD) in Theater History and Performance Studies (The University of Texas at Austin). Throughout her tenure at both Dartmouth and UT Austin, she served as the head writing tutor for the respective institutional writing centers and has continued to serve as a freelance academic editor, shepherding hundreds of academic articles, dissertations, thesis projects and full length manuscripts through to publication. She has extensive experience working with non-native speakers across academic disciplines from secondary to post-graduate writing levels as well as individuals with dyslexia, dysgraphia, ADHD and anxiety. She has over fifteen years experience teaching college level classes with writing intensive requirements and an equal level of experience in standardized testing prep (ACT/SAT/TOEFL) and college application preparation. As a scholar, she has received numerous grants and fellowships to fund her own research into the neuro-cognitive and social-emotional development of empathy in academic and artistic settings. As such, her approach to student writing and interviewing skills includes a powerful mix of rigor, humor and compassion as well as attention to multiple learning styles and modalities. Her own writing has been published by Yale Press and the LMDA Review.