Ms. Courtney has been teaching for 8 years in elementary school. She has experience in First grade for 3 years and Kindergarten for 5 years. She has a bachelor's degree from the University of South Florida in elementary education and is endorsed in ESOL and Reading k-12. Ms. Courtney has been a lead teacher in Social Studies, RTI ( response to Intervention) and Reading and Writing in her previous years. Ms. Courtney values relationships with individual students and classroom community. She loves to have an active classroom by encouraging movement, small group centers, and teamwork. Ms. Courtney believes that with communication and allowing our students to have new experiences, they will succeed in their social-emotional and academic goals. This will help set them up for a steady foundation in life skills.