Hi! I’m Matthew Courtney. I help schools help kids, and I want to show you how to leverage the power of education research and data to drive continuous improvement in your districts, schools, and classrooms.
I will never forget the first time I set foot into my own classroom. It was a very hot July afternoon when I arrived at Mayfield Elementary to pick up my key. The hallways smelt of floor wax and you could taste the dust from the annual summer renovation floating in the air. To save money, the air conditioning was turned off making it so hot it was difficult to breathe. I met a burly custodian in the office, signed some papers, and was given a shiny brass colored key....
I believe that every child deserves an equitable opportunity to learn in a high quality school where the instruction is rigorous, the culture is warm, and the commitment to success is universal. At the heart of these three pillars is continuous school improvement.
"His expertise as a researcher and as a practitioner was evident and his passion for using data to drive improvement was contagious."
- Jennifer Horvath
"He is motivational and inspiring while also telling the truth and helping our students to understand the reality of the world they are entering in to."
- Preshus Howard
"Dr. Courtney has the unique ability to capture and maintain the attention of those attending his presentations with his immeasurable knowledge and experience."
- Christina Gevedon
University of Kentucky