Our Consulting Team

Christine Chapman

Christine Chapman has been an educational consultant since 1995. She has worked with over 3,000 domestic and international families to help them find and secure the right path for each child.

She has served as Senior Chair of the Schools Committee, was part of the IECA Credentialing task force for educational consulting and currently a member of the Membership Committee of the IECA. Ms. Chapman is the published author of   The International Student’s Guide to Applying to Private Schools, has contributed to a college admissions-based blog on Cape Cod Today and Plymouth Daily News, and has her own parenting site: ParentsPage

In 2012, Christine stepped away from her consulting practice to become the first Director of International Students at a Boston area independent school. There, she oversaw international student admissions, college counseling, and education as well as SEVIS I-20 documentation and visa procurement assistance, assisted with the annual fund and student health insurance, host family referrals and liaison work.

Christine Chapman is a graduate of the Sacred Heart School of Montreal and Skidmore College and is in pursuit of her master’s degree at Harvard University.


Co-Founder and CEO

Devon Leib

Devon holds a B.A. in Psychology from Eckerd College and has plans to pursue a master’s degree in Industrial Organizational Psychology in the near future.

Devon is a passionate traveler and enjoys exploring different cultures. She is a native of Long Island but is truly enjoying the various running trails in the Hopkinton area, and meeting new members of our amazing community.



Executive Administrator

Cindy Pendergast

Cindy Pendergast was born and raised at the Jersey Shore. She matriculated at Wheaton College majoring in English. Upon graduation, she was hired as Assistant Director of Admissions at Wheaton. After 4 years at Wheaton, she moved to Washington, D.C. There, she joined the Office of Undergraduate Admissions at Georgetown. She continued to travel throughout the U.S, Puerto Rico, and the U.S.V.I. At Georgetown, she chaired various admission committees in the College, Nursing School, and transfer admissions.

She returned to the Boston area after four years in D.C, where most of her time was spent having babies and doing part-time college consulting for several area independent schools. In the fall of 1985, she started working part-time at The Brimmer and May School, where she was asked to create a college counseling program. She moved back to Boston in 2002. She has 4 (now) adult children and 7 grandchildren. Without a doubt, her best preparation for college counseling was gained through 8 years in college admissions. She knows how decisions are made, which things are really important, and how a college essay differs from an essay for an English class. She also has established relationships with many other people in the profession.

She considers her main strengths to be in her knowledge of colleges and in helping students find their right match.


College Consultant

Jan Sidebotham

A graduate of Kirkland/Hamilton College and the M.A.T. program at Brown University. Jan has been an English teacher since 1985 when she was hired by the Maret School in Washington, DC. She has also worked at Connelly School of the Holy Child in Potomac, MD and the Brimmer and May School in Chestnut Hill, MA. She has taught every grade from sixth to twelfth, except for ninth. She has taught eleven different 11th/12th grade electives, including AP English (Literature). She has written at least 120 teacher recommendations for college applicants and has assisted students in writing college essays in at least twenty courses. Jan has lived on Cape Cod for the last four years. She is scheduled to teach a class on The Scarlet Letter and The Great Gatsby this fall at a continuing education initiative, the Open University of Wellfleet. She swims in the ocean early in the spring and late in the fall, and derives much joy from oil painting.”

Jan is an energetic, caring and creative teacher and very thorough. She works to connect with and understand each student for his/her individual strengths. Her professional experience, compassion and discipline assure that each student is both challenged and supported. As a humanities specialist, Jan is particularly well suited to support the development of writing and critical reading skills—whether writing academic or creative pieces, or writing for college or other applications. She’s also great with encouraging organization, study skills and motivation.

College Consultant

Our Tutoring Team

Sims Yun

Sims has worked with over 100 students, developing and personalizing study materials and learning methods to help students build study skills, strengthen learning foundations, and ultimately improve grades and test scores.

Sims Yun graduated from Tufts University, where she majored in biology and minored in political science. During her university years, Sims co-founded and ran a tutoring organization that helped match international students to tutors and supported their adjustment to the rigors of academic life in the United States. She also supported students in their standardized test preparation for the TOEFL, SAT I, SAT II, SSAT and ISEE. 

After graduating from university, Sims worked as a director for two businesses where she streamlined business processes, developed and trained associate teams, and interfaced with product vendors. She also worked as a legal intern, analyzing the viability of EB-5 based business projects, developing marketing materials for potential investors, building financial models and securing permits under California state guidelines.

In her free time, Sims has been reluctantly trying to enjoy time at the gym, but has assiduously (and quite successfully) avoided Christine’s invites to attend yoga classes. Sims loves watching documentaries and HGTV and hanging out with her friends. She is a coffee addict and a little bit of a tea snob

Co-Founder and COO/CFO



Brian Purcell

An experienced teacher, Brian taught English and Social Studies at the middle and high school level in both public and private schools for 14 years before joining Education Station full time in 2019. He started as a private tutor and curriculum developer for Education Station in 2018 and helped launch the SAT/ACT test prep programs. Recently, Brian took on the role of tutoring coordinator in addition to tutoring several of our students. In his free time he enjoys surfing, snowboarding, playing soccer, and spending time with his family.

Tutoring Coordinator

SAT, ACT, and English Tutor

Kyla Graves

Kyla holds a BA in Hispanic Studies and English from Wheaton College in Norton, Massachusetts and an MA in Intercultural Relations from Lesley University. Her career has largely been dedicated to helping families find the right match in independent schools through the admissions process and most recently as a classroom English and history teacher. She is passionate about building meaningful relationships in and out of the classroom and fostering opportunities for racial equity through social justice initiatives. 

 

When she is not working, Kyla enjoys finding time for yoga every day and taking evening walks with her daughter.


Tutoring Coordinator



Our Admin Team

Amanda Robichaud

Amanda is the Operations and Integration Manager at PES Global. She has a BA in Psychology from Holy Cross and an MBA from Boston University. Amanda spent 20 years at PricewaterhouseCoopers in a variety of roles – Assurance, Learning & Development and Human Resources, in a variety of offices – Boston, Helsinki and Florham Park (NJ). For the last 6 years, she’s been home with her kids and very involved in local non-profits, including Hopkinton Little League and the Hopkinton Parent Teacher Organization. In her spare time, Amanda enjoys reading, long walks in the woods, spending time with her golden retriever, Tuukka, and photography.


Operations and Integration Manager