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Courtney Waters

Executive Director

Teach For America South Carolina

Courtney has been with Teach For America South Carolina since 2018, leading alumni strategy and programs, external partnerships, thought leadership, fund development and the region’s state funding strategy. She most appreciates that TFA has provided an opportunity to work with state leaders and observe how South Carolina’s education system functions. She believes TFA is uniquely positioned to see the entire field, from policy to the practice of teaching, and align itself to provide innovative, community rooted support to districts across the state. Before joining this team, Courtney worked as a high school ELA teacher and in the supply chain management field in business development. She received a M.A. International Studies from Rhodes College and an M.A. Curriculum and Instruction from The University of Mississippi. She is a member  of the Charleston County School District’s Board of Trustees. 

Meet Our Staff

Senior Managing Director, Chief of Staff

Natalie Batten-Krug

Senior Managing Director, Leadership Development

Christine Culp

Managing Director, External Programs

Kristina Yates

Director, Executive Support & Operations

Kalela Massey

Director, Regional Operations

Antoine Draper

Director, Pre-Service & Leadership Development Team Initiatives

Dr. Fraronda Green

Director, Coaching & Corps Member Operations

Leeza Steward

Director, Recruitment

Maya Burney

Director, Incoming Leadership

Danielle Watson

Director, Development

Karl Brady

Director, External Programs

Michael Van Tyne

Manager, Strategic Operations

Sarah Ann Snipes

Manager, Coaching

Tori Carle