Courtney Parkerson has over a decade of experience in education planning and administration. In her seven years with the New York City Department of Education (DOE), Courtney served as Director of Research and Analytics, where she managed a portfolio of research work on high leverage school reform strategies, an Associate on School Quality Reviews, and a member of the DOE’s Institutional Review Board. Courtney also served as Chief of Staff for the Office of School Support, which oversaw the 59 Children First Network teams that delivered a broad range of operational and instructional support to the more than 1,500 New York City public schools. Courtney began her career with the DOE as Director of Brooklyn Planning in the Office of Portfolio Development, where she was responsible for the recommendation of structural interventions in struggling schools, the expansion of access to preK seats, and the placement of new DOE and charter schools.
Courtney started her career in New Haven, Connecticut where she attended Yale University, completed the Yale Teacher Preparation Program, and earned a B.A. in Ethics, Politics, and Economics. During her time in New Haven, Courtney served as a Public School Intern at Vincent Mauro Elementary School, a student intern to the Director of Public School Partnerships at the Office of New Haven and State Affairs, an elementary school reading instructor, and spent a semester observing programs at Calvin Hill Daycare Center. Courtney is extremely passionate about early childhood care and education as a mother of two sons under the age of three.
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