Courtney started her Teach For America 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 and then joined the Teach For America Baltimore regional team. As the Managing Director of Development, she helped drive the region’s growth strategy and development efforts. She transitioned onto the Executive Director role in July 2010 and now leads 1,100 corps members and alumni in Baltimore in making change for students. Courtney received her B.A. in Political Science at Columbia University, her M.S. in Teaching at Pace University, and graduated Order of the Coif from the University of Virginia School of Law.