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Courtney Dickerson

2s Preschool Teacher
 
I have recently pursued a few graduate courses in Early Childhood Education through Campbellsville University to educate myself in new techniques. While working in Jefferson County Public Schools Head Start Program, I obtained a Masters of Art in Teaching Elementary Education. Before moving to Louisville in 2016, I spent several years teaching at Western Kentucky University Childcare Centers. In addition to teaching experiences with children ages birth-5 years, during my time there, I obtained a Bachelors in Child and Family Studies, and an Associate’s in Early Childhood Education. I also hold Kentucky Early Childhood Director Certification.

After two years of teaching 1st grade in public school, I chose to pursue other opportunities in education. While substituting at The Virginia Chance School, I got the chance to see all of the great things that go along with VCS progressive approach to educating the whole child. Treating children with respect and dignity is one of the essential parts of my teaching philosophy. 

Growing up in the countryside of Southern Kentucky, I loved exploring the outdoors as a child. The opportunities provided at VCS to explore nature and learn skills like gardening are incredible life long skills. This fall will be my eighth year of teaching, and I look forward to bringing my passion for creating a nurturing environment to the two-year-old class. I can’t wait to get to know the students and their personalities. 

Outside of work, I enjoy drawing, shopping, and baking. I enjoy relaxing with my fiancé and our three furbabies, as well as traveling back home to visit family and friends in Southern Kentucky and Tennessee.