Kortne is a former engineer turned educational policy wonk. As a firm believer in the transformative power of education, her work emphasizes the development of organizational processes and procedures that maximize educational yields.
Kortne has served as a teacher, project manager, researcher, and strategic partnerships director in order to positively impact the trajectory of all students, with special attention to traditionally marginalized and low-income students. Most recently, Kortne served as the Director of K-12 Policy at the Office of the State Superintendent of Education and as Director of Partnerships at the National Math and Science Initiative.
Kortne has a Bachelor of Science in Engineering and Bachelor of Arts in French, as well as a Masters of Public Policy from Vanderbilt University. Kortne is currently pursuing a Doctorate of Education from Johns Hopkins University and a Juris Doctorate from Georgetown University Law Center.