Executive Director, Programming & Development
Writers, a public secondary school in East New York, Brooklyn.
Under Courtney’s leadership as principal, Young Writers took significant steps toward expanding opportunities for young people, including increasing the number of AP courses offered, creating multiple STEM pathways for students of all abilities, developing a nationally recognized 6–12 Gender-Sexuality Alliance to empower and give voice to LGBTQ+ students, and establishing a student-led Restorative Justice program.
She holds a bachelor’s degree in English from Lewis & Clark College, a master’s degree in English education from CUNY Lehman College, and a master’s in educational leadership studies from CUNY Baruch College.
Courtney’s forthcoming book on equity leadership will be published by Corwin Press in
2023. She lives in South Orange, New Jersey, where she serves as a member of the
South Orange-Maplewood Board of Education, with her husband and two children.