B.A. in Communications, Muhlenberg College. Immediately after graduating from Muhlenberg College, Courtney entered the highly selective Teach For America (TFA) program, in which she joined a national service corps of recent college graduates who commit two years to teach in under-resourced and low-performing schools. TFA placed her in Atlanta, Georgia where she became a 2nd grade teacher at Cook Elementary. Today she continues to serve the community of Atlanta as a lead teacher, allowing her to design and implement concept-based instructional units, create the monthly school newsletter, represent fellow teachers at the Local School Council and participate in extensive professional development.