B.A. in English and History from Columbia University; M.S. in Teaching from Pace University. Courtney began her career in education at Central Park East High School and taught English for three and a half years. Courtney was also member of the New York Teaching Fellows. Currently, Courtney teaches 11th and 12th grade English and Journalism at Central Park East High School in New York, New York and aspires to be an innovative leader that improves staff culture, development and learning.