Newell is completing his thirtieth year as the Director of College Counseling at St. Sebastian’s School. Upon graduation from Bowdoin College as a Classics major, Newell was a teacher, coach, dorm parent and Director of Secondary School Placement at the Fessenden School in West Newton. In 1985, he started Kidder-Hall Associates, an independent counseling firm advising international families and international educational consulting firms on educational opportunities in the United States as well as advising corporations on educational opportunities in the Boston area. Newell received his M.Ed. from Harvard University and remains active with Bowdoin’s alumni interviewing network.