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Courtney M. Skerritt

Associate Director of College Counseling
Appointed
2019
Courtney Skerritt

Education

B.A. Mount Holyoke College

M.A. Tufts University

Biography

Courtney M. Skerritt joins Exeter’s College Counseling team 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 in 2016.  While at Hockaday, she oversaw a dynamic college counseling program that supported students from all over the world. Outside of her role as a college counselor, she served as an academic advisor and a member of the Intercultural Committee, ensuring the school culture met the needs of every family. 

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 most recently served as co-chair of the ACCIS Summer Institute while completing a four-year commitment as professional development co-chair for the Texas Association for College Admission Counseling (TACAC). For the latter, she 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, and two young children, Cullen and Dana. The family enjoys spending time outdoors and cheering on local sports teams.