Courtney is a Reading Content Specialist for Michigan's Integrated Behavior and Learning Supports Initiative (MIBSLI) housed at Ottawa Area Intermediate School District (OAISD. ) Before starting at OAISD, Courtney was a Reading Specialist at 12th St Elementary in Portage for four years. She also worked as a Literacy Consultant at Alpena Montmorency Alcona Educational Service District as well as Kalamazoo RESA for four years supporting schools and districts as they developed their Multi-Tiered System of Supports (MTSS) for reading. Courtney's career started as a 4th grade teacher, which started her journey on desiring to know how to help students who are struggling with reading. She obtained a Master's degree in reading, an Education Specialist's degree in educational leadership, and also is certified as a DIBELS Next Super Mentor. She strives to positively support school teams to dig into reading and behavior data to empower instruction to meet the needs of all students.