Courtney Doogan

courtney doogan

Courtney Doogan

My sister Courtney Doogan made a career change to become a teacher 3 years ago. Her passion is Art Education and she desires to help students recognize that art is fun and allows for self-expression in new and different ways. Her teaching journey took wild left turn when she was informed her teaching unit would be cut at the end of the 17-18 year. The timing was not great this news came as she just had baby and was in NICU for months. However her hope and passion for teaching was not crushed. She persevered through the tough news received professionally and personally with her new baby who is medically fragile. Courtney jumped right in this 18-19 school year...feet first into a new school new grade levels with a new and ENTHUSIASTIC outlook on teaching. Since arriving to Pride Elementary she has been welcomed with open arms by the staff embraced by the students and filled with fire to make art education unforgettable. What has she done and why am I a proud sister? She re-imagined a classroom with color and happiness she prepared an environment that is nurturing and safe and lastly she started an art club (after school on her own time) where students can further express themselves create using other art modalities and increase their passion for art. Courtney is the type of teacher who gives her heart to her students. She gives her best each day. This extra money would be a blessing to her and her family. I appreciate the opportunity to share her story.

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