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My Experience

  • Ed.D. - Educational Leadership through Andragogy and the Platinum Rule, University of the Cumberlands, 2016.

  • Ed.S. - School Administration, Eastern Kentucky University, 2019.

  • M.Ed. - Teacher Leadership, University of the Cumberlands, 2013.

  • B.M. - Music Education, Eastern Kentucky University, 2010.

  • Professional Certificate for Teaching Music, All Grades

  • Endorsement for Teacher Leader, All Grades

  • Professional Certificate for Director of Pupil Personnel, Level II

  • Professional Certificate For Instructional Leadership Supervisor Of Instruction, Level II

  • Statement Of Eligibility For Provisional Certificate For Instructional Leadership-- Principal, All Grades, Level I

Work Experience
  • Courtney Consulting LLC. Education Consultant. 2012 - Present

  • Kentucky Department of Education. Policy Advisor. 2020 - Present

  • Kentucky Department of Education. Executive Staff Advisor. 2019-2020

  • Kentucky Department of Education, Program Consultant for CSI Schools, 2017 - 2019

  • Midway University, Executive Director of Admissions and Partnerships, 2016-2017

  • Bluegrass Center for Teacher Quality, Executive Director, 2013-2017

  • Mayfield Elementary, Madison County Public Schools, Music Educator, 2010-2014​

Awards and Fellowships
  • 40 Under 40, University of the Cumberlands Alumni Association. 2023.

  • State Education Fellowship. Results for America. 2021-2022

  • Strategic Excellence and Achievement Award. Kentucky Department of Education Commissioner's Recognition. 2019

  • Lead Kentucky. A Kentucky fellowship for education leaders based on the NISL program. 2018-19

  • Kentucky Colonel Commission. Awarded by the Governor of Kentucky for noteworthy accomplishments and service to the commonwealth. 2013

  • Fellowship on the Future of the Teaching Profession. National fellowship examining the future of the teaching profession. 2013-14

  • National Cadre on LGBTQ Safety in Schools. A national cadre focusing on LGBTQ student safety. 2011-2013

Language Skills
  • English - Native First Language

  • Spanish - ILR 2

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