Intermediate Generalist and a Senior English and History Teacher
About:Courtney is an Ontario Certified Teacher, holding a Bachelor of Education and a BA in English and History, both from Queen's University. Courtney is qualified to teach English and History at the Intermediate and Senior grade levels. She also has experience teaching Primary and Junior grade levels in her teachable subjects, as well as in mathematics.
Courtney has had a variety of classroom experiences during her time in the Queen's University's Concurrent Education program. In addition to her traditional English and History placements, Courtney has experience in at-risk programs, ESL classrooms, and in the Ontario Literacy Course. These experiences have led Courtney to develop a teaching philosophy based around inclusive and differentiated learning. Additionally, Courtney is an advocate for positive learning spaces and for teaching critical thinking skills in order to facilitate strong communities of learners in today’s schools.
Courtney is very passionate about learning opportunities outside the classroom. She has over five years of experience in Elementary Outdoor Education, Intermediate/Senior Leadership Programs, and Outdoor Co-Operative Learning programs. She believes that learning that takes place outside the classroom can further any student’s understanding of material, and, more importantly, teaches students to work together and support one another.
When Courtney isn’t working in educational programs, she could be found rock climbing, attending Broadway (or Mirvish) shows, or reading the latest book she bought.