Courtney has served students, families and teachers in the K-12 arena for over 16 years. She brings a passion for social justice and racial equity and a track record of school improvement to Equal Opportunity Schools.
Courtney started her career as a classroom teacher and literacy instructional coach in Chicago Public Schools and Seattle Public Schools. She served as an administrator for Highline Public Schools in South King County, Washington for 9 years in 3 different roles, including overseeing Title 1 and other state funding streams of approximately $30 million as a K-12 district administrator. Then, as a high school assistant principal, she led significant growth of 9th grade algebra success and reformed the English Language Learners program to accelerate access to core content to increase graduation rates. During this time, Courtney experienced an Equal Opportunity Schools partnership from the school perspective as an instructional leader and master schedule builder. Courtney’s most recent role was as principal of an elementary school focused on increased performance of ELL students, STEM instruction with arts integration, and growth of social-emotional learning through restorative justice.
Courtney has a bachelor of science degree in elementary education and sociology from the University of Illinois, a masters of education degree in leadership and policy studies from the University of Washington, and a P-3 Executive Leadership credential from the University of Washington’s National P-3 Center.