Meet the College Counseling Staff

The search for a college that is the right match for you is a process that begins as soon as you choose a direction in your academic, personal, and extracurricular life. 

Students and families are encouraged to work as closely as needed with their college counselors. Students learn who their counselor will be early in their 9th grade year may reach out at any time throughout high school. College counselors use their knowledge to write the counselor recommendation on behalf of Madeira, and they work with each student to compile her college applications. 


Linda Mathews

Director of College Counseling

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Ms. Mathews began working at Madeira in 2009. She earned a bachelor's degree in Music and Religion from Kenyon College and a master's degree in Elementary Education from Bank Street College of Education. Prior to coming to Madeira Ms. Mathews served on the administrative team at The Cathedral School in New York City, first as the head of the lower school and then as the director of admission. After working in Madeira’s Admission Office, she became a college counselor in 2012.