K/1 Lead Teacher
Originally from Atlanta, GA, Courtney has developed as an educator in a variety of contexts. While studying International Relations at Rhodes College in Memphis, Tennessee, Courtney taught ESL to adults and tutored recently resettled refugee children. During her studies in Strasbourg, France and Berlin, Germany, she taught French as a foreign language to adult asylum seekers and tutored immigrant youth.
After graduation, she moved to the San Francisco Bay Area to work for a literacy organization, managing the intervention programming at an elementary school. While there, she solidified her passion for working with young children, building the foundation for their educational trajectory and instilling within them a love of learning, creativity and a growth mindset. She also designed and implemented individualized, targeted instructional plans for each of her students and began utilizing out-of-the-box methods to increase student engagement, such as incorporating mindful breaks, differentiating curriculum lessons and creating supplemental games and centers.
Most recently, Courtney earned her Master of Education at Harvard University, focusing her coursework on literacy development and difficulties, and she worked as a research assistant, adapting social-emotional programs for preschoolers to international contexts.
Courtney is thrilled to be part of the founding team at MUSE Academy.