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Penn Hills School District

School Counselors

School Counselor Profiles

Amy Alexander
B.S. in Education California University of Pennsylvania 
MS.Ed. in Counseling, Duquesne University
PhD in Counseling and Supervision, Duquesne University 

Former teacher at Linton Middle School teaching eighth grade U.S. History for 8 years. 
Former teacher of African American History for 1 year. 
Elementary Counselor from 2004-2007 
School Counselor at Senior High since 2007

Chris Darsie
B.A. Psychology, University of Pittsburgh, 1995
M. Ed. School Counseling, North Carolina State University, 1998

Duke University Medical Center Research Assistant from 1995-1998. 
Middle School Counselor at Linton Middle School from 1999-2014

Scott Zemba
B.S. in Kinesiology (Health and Physical Education), Pennsylvania State University, 2003
M.Ed. in School Counseling, California University of Pennsylvania, 2006
M.S. in Sport Management, California University of Pennsylvania, 2010

Employed with the Penn Hills School District since 2005. 
Health and Physical Education teacher at Linton Middle School until June 2010

Financial Aid & Scholarships
Recommended sites to assist with post-secondary financial planning:

CAPPEX - Scholarship matching
COLLEGESCHOLARSHIPS.COM - Scholarship search and higher education resources
CSS FINANCIAL AID PROFILE - Application for financial aid eligibility
FAFSA - Free Application for Federal Student Aid
FAFSA Worksheet - Worksheet to determine financial aid eligibility
FASTWEB - Private scholarship search
FINAID - Free resource for financial aid
FINAID AWARD LETTER COMPARISON TOOL - Online tool to compare and contrast financial aid packages
GUIDANCE BULLETIN - Scholarship information
MERITAID - Merit scholarship information
MYCOLLEGECALENDAR - Scholarship and financial aid information
PHEAA - Pennsylvania Higher Education Assistance Agency financial aid information
PHEAA Student-Aid-Guide
SCHOLARSHIPS for ALL - Scholarship search
SCHOLARSHIPS for HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS - Scholarship search for high school students
SCHOOLSOUP - Scholarship directory and search
STUDENTAID - Federal government financial aid resource


  • ACT Test Dates - The American College Test is a college admission exam requiring two hours and forty minutes. It measures English, reading, mathematics and scientific reasoning. It is recommended that students take this test before the end of their junior year. An optional writing portion is available to interested students.
  • SAT Test Dates - The Scholastic Assessment Test is a college admission exam. The test format measures critical reading, math problem-solving, verbal reasoning, and writing skills. It is recommended that students take this test before the end of their junior year.

Postsecondary Planning


Scholarship Opportunities - General Information
New scholarship opportunities are posted each day on the Tuition Funding Sources Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram Accounts @TFSscholarships on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.  Also visit TuitionFundingSources.

Resources for general scholarships, course outlines, career and salary information, trade programs, etc., can be found at

Scholarship opportunities for the current school year are listed under the Scholarships page which can be found on the menu bar under Penn Hills High School

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