Courtney M. Skerritt

Associate Director of College Counseling
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B.A. Mount Holyoke College

M.A. Tufts University


Courtney M. Skerritt joined Exeter’s College Counseling team in 2019 after serving The Hockaday School in Dallas, Texas, for eight years, first as associate director of College Counseling before she was promoted to Director of College Counseling.

Prior to Hockaday, Ms. Skerritt served as the Director of College Counseling at Lawrence Academy in Groton, Massachusetts. She began her career in college admissions at Boston University before returning to her alma mater, Mount Holyoke College, where she served as assistant director of Admission. She earned her B.A. in Sociology from Mount Holyoke in 2001 and completed her master’s in Education Studies at Tufts University in 2008, focusing on social justice in education.

A regular presenter at state, regional and national conferences, Ms. Skerritt is a member of the National Association for College Admission Counseling (NACAC), New England Association for College Admission Counseling (NEACAC), The College Board and the Association of College Counselors in Independent Schools (ACCIS). She currently serves as the ACCIS 360 Visit Co-Coordinator where she develops visit teams to assess best practices in the profession. Prior to leaving Texas,  Mrs. Skerritt was honored with the NACAC Rising Star Award for her work on a professional development webinar series and the TACAC Founders Award recognizing “contributions to the Association and the profession that are above and beyond the call of duty and exemplary of exceptional talent and devotion to students.”

She lives off campus with her husband, Devon, two children, Cullen and Dana, and their dog Tucker. The family enjoys spending time outdoors and cheering on Exeter students on the field and stage.