Courtney started her TFA career as a 2000 corps member in New York City, where she taught second grade for three years, ran an after school story telling program, and was named second grade lead teacher in her third year. She then went to law school, where she co-founded and led a student organization called Child Advocacy, Research & Education, worked for the legal aid program JustChildren, and was awarded the Family Law Book Award at graduation.
Following law school, Courtney moved to Baltimore to clerk for United States District Court Judge J. Frederick Motz. She then joined the TFA Baltimore regional team as the managing director of development, where she helped drive the region’s growth strategy and development efforts. She transitioned into the executive director role in July 2010. She now leads 1,100 corps members and alumni in Baltimore who are making change for students.
Courtney received her B.A. in political science at Columbia University, her M.S. in teaching at Pace University, and J.D. from the University of Virginia School of Law, graduating with Order of the Coif.