Background: Courtney Broun is the manager, talent program and operations with Bellwether Education Partners on the Talent Advising team. Before joining Bellwether in May 2016, Courtney spent four years with Teach For America’s (TFA) recruitment team, where she played various roles. She started by supporting TFA’s recruitment at colleges and universities across the state of Florida and then spent two years managing the communications and marketing strategy for the professional recruitment team. For three summers, Courtney managed school operations at one of TFA’s summer training institutes and mostost recently served as the director, learning and development, planning, managing and executing operations and adult learning opportunities. Courtney is also a proud alum of Teach For America and served three years as a fourth grade teacher in a traditional public school in Greater New Orleans. Courtney holds a bachelor’s degree in marketing from Southern Methodist University. She lives in Atlanta with her husband.
Why I do this work: As a former Teach For America corps member, I was given the opportunity to lead a classroom of my own and build connections with the families and students in the community. These experiences gave me a passion to ensure that all children have the opportunity to receive a high-quality education. I am committed to my former students and to all students across our country, and I am excited to contribute to advancing Bellwether’s mission outside of the classroom.