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Courtney Varner

Literacy Trainer

What I like most about my role within the Center is…

I enjoy working with educators from wide ranges of schools and districts.

What I believe in

I believe that every child has the capability of becoming a reader. It’s our role as educators to reflect, refine and grow our knowledge and practice to ensure all students become independent readers.

Previous work highlights

Reading Recovery Teacher

Favorite book

Too many to list!

Fun fact

Love Yoga and my pup Leona.


BS. in Economics from University of Wisconsin Eau-Claire
Masters of Elementary Education from George Mason University

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