Courtney Samuelson

Title/Name: Mrs. Courtney Samuelson

Position: 5th Grade Teacher


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Education: Masters of Education in Middle Grades ELA, North Carolina State University; Bachelor of Arts in English and Linguistics, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill

Biography: Mrs. Samuelson is so excited to start her 2nd year at Capitol Encore Academy and 9th year of teaching this year.  She was born and raised in Charlotte, North Carolina, and attended UNC-Chapel Hill (go Tar Heels!)  After graduating, Ms. Samuelson served as a 7th grade ELA teacher in Charlotte, North Carolina, with Teach for America.   After finishing her time in the TFA corps, Ms. Samuelson moved to Durham, where she taught 5th-8th grade ELA and coached other teachers at a charter school for 5 years. This year, Ms. Samuelson will be running the Beginning Teacher Support Program at TCEA in addition to her classroom duties. In her spare time she enjoys reading, playing tennis, running, hiking, traveling, watching the Carolina Panthers, and spending time with her husband and 1-year-old daughter.

One-liner: “A reader lives a thousand lives before he dies. The man who never reads lives only one.”- George R.R. Martin