RESUME

EDUCATION

Master of Arts in Teaching, English Education (Secondary)

 

June 2021

Western Governors University

Salt Lake City, Utah

 

Bachelor of Arts, English 

 

May 2001

Washington State University

Pullman, Washington

 

Associate of Arts, 

Humanities

 

April 1998

Ricks College

(Brigham Young University)

Rexburg, Idaho

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

Teacher

Meridian Middle School

Sixth Grade ELA

 

August 2021- current

 

 

Demonstration Teaching

Meridian Middle School

6th Grade ELA

 

February 2021-May 2021

 

Emergency Substitute Teacher

Lynden School District

 

May 2018- Present

 

Swimming Lessons Instructor

Lynden YMCA

 

2016-2018

 

Private Piano/Voice Lesson Teacher 

 

1994- 2021

EXPERIENCE

Assistant Director

Winter 2021-2022

Meridian High & Middle School

Musical

Homeschool Pod Teacher

March 2020- June 2021

Created & taught curriculum for six students, grades 6-11.

 

Marketing Chair

Bellingham Chamber Chorale

 

May 2018- 2022

Integral part of creative team. Creator of social media content and all marketing (digital and print).

Owner

Courtney Price Photography
 

Lynden, WA
2008- Present

 

 


Journalist & Photographer

Southern Idaho Business

& Ag Weekly

 

Twin Falls, Idaho
2002-2007

 

ENDORSEMENTS

English Language Arts

Middle Level Humanities

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WHY I TEACH

I love teaching because I view it as an important part of building empathy in society. I believe that the positive, kind influence of a teacher can make a difference in a student’s life and can set off a chain reaction of empathy and kindness in society. I hope to inspire students to continually seek after knowledge.

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EDUCATIONAL BELIEFS

I believe that modeling kindness and a love of learning is one of the most important things I can do in my classroom. I put students’ social and emotional needs first. In fact, I want to create a space where students feel comfortable loving anything. Appreciation of beauty is a skill I want to build. From art, to literature, to music, I want to build appreciation and make connections. I believe that the more connections students make between school, individual classes and their own lives, the better.

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PROFESSIONAL GROWTH

I continue to grow as an educator through reflection and continuing education. I strive to utilize collaboration as means of growth and connection. I am dedicated to continue my quest as a lifelong learner.

WHAT PEOPLE SAY

Classroom Lecture

HOST TEACHER

"Courtney brings a wealth of knowledge, experiences, and skills to the classroom. She is also confident
and capable of taking the reins independently, and she excels at relationship building and classroom
management. Courtney is gracefully adept at taking charge and being a leader without overstepping."

Teaching in Classroom

CLINICAL SUPERVISOR

"Another of Courtney’s attributes is her strong relationship with students. Courtney maintained control
of her classroom while allowing appropriate learning chatter and fun. She met the needs of individual
students while maintaining the flow of instruction. Because lessons were interesting and
developmentally appropriate, there was little need for correction of student behavior. It was obvious
when observing a lesson that Courtney cared about her students, and they cared about her."

Classroom

COLLEAGUE

"Courtney is extremely patient and kind. She is not one to get flustered easily. She  always takes her time before speaking, in giving advice, or in making decisions that would  impact the team. She understands very deeply that words can both harm and empower people,  so she is always mindful of the impact her communications might have on another person and  on the collective energy of the group."