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Meet our College Counselors

Scott M. Doughty, B.A.E.S., P'24
Director of College Counseling
Phone: 609–737–6117

Doughty’s relationship with Pennington spans twenty-five years: first as an Associate Director of Admission for Carnegie Mellon University, where he actively recruited students from The Pennington School, and more recently as the School’s Director of College Counseling for the past nineteen years. During this time period, he has worked with approximately 2,000 seniors through the college admission process. Doughty also serves as an Administrator on Duty and as an assistant coach of the School’s varsity swim teams. A graduate of the University of Delaware, Doughty is an active member of the National Association of College Admissions Counseling (NACAC), the New Jersey Association of College Admissions Counseling (NJACAC), and the Pennsylvania Association of College Admissions Counseling (PACAC). In addition, Doughty has visited more than 425+ colleges and universities during his tenure at Pennington.

Sarah Zoll, B.A., M.A. 
Associate Director of College Counseling 
Phone: 609-737-6151 

Zoll joined The Pennington School in August 2021 as Associate Director of College Counseling. She previously recruited Pennington students as an admissions counselor with Gettysburg College, and more recently as the New Jersey Regional Representative with Purdue University.  She received her bachelor’s degree in English from Gettysburg and master’s degree in Higher Education Administration from The George Washington University.  Zoll is a member of the National Association for College Admission Counseling, the New Jersey Association for College Admission Counseling, and the Pennsylvania Association for College Admission Counseling. 

Kerri Ward, B.A., J.D. 
Assistant Director of College Counseling,
Edmund V. Cervone Center for Learning
Phone: 609-737-6154

Ward has been a member of The Pennington School community for nineteen years, starting her time with us as a Compensatory Skills (CS) teacher and Teacher of LC English in the Cervone Center program. Most recently, Ward has been a member of the Pennington School admission team, as well as an administrator in Pennington's Summer Programs. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in government from Lehigh University and a Juris Doctor from Fordham University Law School.


Jennifer S. Roberts, B.A., P'18
Assistant to College Counseling Office
Phone: 609–737–6130

Roberts was appointed administrative assistant to the College Counseling Office in August 2018. She comes to Pennington with extensive experience working with students of all ages. Her daughter, Francesca, is a member of the Pennington School Class of 2018. Roberts received a bachelor’s degree in communications from Thomas Edison State College in Trenton, NJ.