Courtnay Hough is a practicing special education teacher currently working in an inner city school in Phoenix, Arizona. She earned a Master’s degree as an education specialist k-12 at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles in 2009.
She started her teaching odyssey as a member of the organization Teach for America in Los Angeles 2007. Since then she has worked at every level of education k-12 but feels most at home with high school students.
In teaching her biggest areas of interest are in educational technology, teaching self-advocacy skills, executive functioning skills and educational equity. She currently co teaches with some of the most amazing co teachers in the state of Arizona mainly in the area of social studies. She also created a curriculum for freshman students with a disability which focuses on self awareness, self advocacy, executive functioning skills, goal setting and career exploration.
She is especially passionate about flipped elements of learning and creating online environments to extend student learning. Below are links to a few of the google sites she has helped create for her co taught classes and her freshman strategies class.
Courtnay lives downtown Phoenix with her partner, Adam, a pug named Peach and a corgi named Hopkins. She enjoys a plethora of hobbies, including: Video editing, voice over acting, customizing action figures, illustrations, costuming/cosplay, screen writing, and 8-bit style perler art. She has coached cross country and wrestling. She enjoys running and completes the Phoenix Pride 10k every year. Currently she serves as the club sponsor for the Gay Straight Alliance, Teen Court and Fanimation club at her school. She also volunteers in her community and is currently doing work for the organization AZ Blue 2020.