Why Courtney?

Courtney collects donations for the Flagler Education Foundation at an event in February 2022, hosted by Moonrise Brewing.

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Carla Traister, co-founder of the Flagler Sheltering Tree, speaks to Courtney's science class about the importance of nutrition and personal hygiene.

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Shelby Dixon, local business owner and organic horticulturalist, speaks to Courtney's biology class and Dr. Asher's 2nd graders about gardening basics and the Carbon Cycle.

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Courtney collects donations for the Flagler Education Foundation at an event in February 2022, hosted by Moonrise Brewing.

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Whether you have kids in Flagler Schools or not, the School Board is one of the most important local elections in this community. Here is why Courtney is the best candidate for this upcoming election, on August 23:

​A homegrown, former educator:

  • Growing up here, Courtney is rooted in Flagler and dedicated to giving back to the community that influenced her. She taught as a Flagler Schools educator for 8 years and now designs curriculum while her three kids attend Flagler Schools.

​A proud mom of 3 Flagler students:

  • As a parent, Courtney knows the importance of needing to be heard by our school system and will engage with ALL families so their voices are heard, regardless of differences. Courtney knows it is not her beliefs that matter, but the collective success and happiness of Flagler's students.

​A highly-effective teacher:

  • She will use her experience as a highly-effective Flagler educator to help make Flagler Schools the "Premier Learning Organization" it strives to be...a district that fosters the growth of our young citizens to become impactful community members that help Flagler be a premier place to live.

​A respectful listener:

  • With Courtney as your School Board member, she will listen respectfully and engage in civil conversations with all community members before making school board-related decisions.

The REAL Issues

Courtney's Anatomy and Physiology students travel to Tallahassee to participate in a STEM conference and showcase their 3D printed prosthetic limbs.

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Courtney's marine science students collect plankton on the Matanzas River with biologists from Whitney Labs.

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Courtney poses with two of her marine science students who led the effort to replace harmful styrofoam trays with recycled plant fiber trays.

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Courtney's Anatomy and Physiology students travel to Tallahassee to participate in a STEM conference and showcase their 3D printed prosthetic limbs.

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Courtney understands that these past few years have been hard for families, school staff, and especially students. Her experience as a long-time classroom teacher and parent will help everyone unite in the common goal of providing a high-quality education for EVERY student. As a School Board member, Courtney is committed to focusing on actual issues that require our immediate attention, such as:

Providing easy access to wellness resources

  • There is a high need for increased and accessible wellness and mental health resources for students before meaningful learning and academic progress can occur. With Flagler having one of the highest suicide rates in the state, it is imperative that the Board does everything it can to help our students get the help they need.

Increasing family involvement

  • Having more opportunities and avenues for students' families to connect within our schools will directly improve student achievement and behavior. To unite our teachers, staff, students, and families, we need to come together under the common goal of giving our student's the best opportunities for education. This includes more open houses, literacy fairs, and other events that invite families onto school grounds to see inside their child's learning environment.

Boosting staff morale

  • Addressing and rectifying the causes of low morale among school staff will increase Flagler's low retention and recruitment of highly-qualified staff. Teachers need a balance of relevant and meaningful resources to meet the ever-increasing and changing demands of their profession and Courtney's first-hand and relevant experience will bring an important perspective to Board decisions.

Building community connections with students

  • Strengthening programs like "classroom-to-careers" will enhance the connection between our schools and our community and will benefit everyone...Students will gain important real-world experiences, and our community will gain future employees, leaders, and problem-solvers.