Courtney Garmon, Family Engagement Program Manager for Atlanta Public Schools, brings 15+ years of coaching and leadership development experience working with principals, instructional leaders, teacher leaders, teachers, young adults, and student leaders to the role, in addition to 7 years of family engagement expertise. Courtney began her career as a Teach for America (TFA) corps member in Atlanta Public Schools, where she taught secondary mathematics and served as a Secondary Math Learning Team Leader for first year TFA corps members. Courtney then joined City Year Los Angeles on the Program Management Team, where she was responsible for working with school leaders, managing school partnerships, and leading teams of corps members in the Los Angeles Unified School District. Courtney left City Year to pursue a Master’s in Education from the University of Maryland’s Department of Teaching & Learning, Policy & Leadership. Courtney then joined Flamboyan Foundation as a Family Engagement School Partnerships Coach. Soon after, she became the inaugural Managing Director of Coaching at the foundation. In this role, she managed the Washington, DC family engagement coach team and shaped, implemented, and oversaw its strategy to ensure Flamboyan’s 50+ school partners were effective family engagement practitioners.
Courtney holds a Bachelor of Arts in Mathematics/Economics from Emory University, a teaching credential in Secondary Mathematics from Mercer University, and a Master’s of Education in Teacher Leadership in Mathematics Education from the University of Maryland, College Park. She is also as a Gallup Certified Strengths Coach.
Courtney believes all children deserve the opportunity to reach their God-given Potential, and our education system should provide students with the access to the resources they need to truly learn and thrive.
Fun fact #1—Courtney loves, loves, loves to travel. She has lived abroad in Spain and the United Kingdom, and she has visited 20 countries around the world.
Fun fact #2—Courtney is expecting her first child in September. Her and her partner are eagerly awaiting the arrival of their African-American, British-Nigerian prince! 😊