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Courtney Gough

2017 Fellow
Another Course to College
Hyde Park, Massachusetts

Teaching Discipline

Mathematics

Why Mathematics

“My goal as a mathematics teacher is to help my students see the beauty and creative nature of the subject. I am striving to help them notice that it is more than just solving for x, or finding the surface area of a figure. Every day, I work to present my students with authentic examples of how math connects to their lives via social justice lessons and creative approaches.”

Professional Experience

Courtney’s first teaching experience occurred when she was still in high school. She participated in a future educators program that allowed her to teach in her elementary school.

In college, she tutored high school students, served as a teacher’s aide for a year, and spent a summer as an urban immersion fellow in Detroit Public Schools. Additionally, Courtney worked at Michigan State University as a teaching assistant for two college courses and at the university’s mathematics learning center as a tutor for all college-level math courses.

Courtney began teaching in Boston Public Schools during the 2016–2017 school year.

Volunteer Experience

Courtney volunteers as an advisor for her school’s chapter of the National Honor Society.

Hobbies

Courtney enjoys running, playing tennis, and rowing.

Academic Background

  • Michigan State University (Master of Arts in Teaching and Curriculum) (expected 2018)
  • Michigan State University (Bachelor of Arts in Mathematics)

 

 

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“I believe in the power of education and the change it can bring to our society and our lives. Teachers play an invaluable role in making a difference and helping students develop into culturally responsible, perseverant, critically thinking, life-long learners. Our future lies in the hands of our youth and it is in our hands to equip them with the skills they will need to transform and better our society.”

Courtney Gough
2017 Fellow