Courtney Allison is Deputy Executive Director at MƒA. In this role, Courtney manages and strategizes the overall implementation of MƒA’s professional learning program. She works closely with MƒA teachers to support them in the development and facilitation of professional learning experiences for their peers.
With nearly 20 years of experience working in education, Courtney spent 15 years as part of the New York City Department of Education, where she began her career as a middle school mathematics teacher. Prior to joining MƒA she served as the Chief of Staff for the Division of Teaching and Learning at the NYC Department of Education, where she strived to ensure the work of teachers informed policy. In addition to overseeing the content and development of the Common Core Library, a nationally recognized public website for teachers, coaches, and parents, Courtney also created an online learning system for blended professional learning and community building now used by over 10,000 educators across the city. At the NYC Department of Education, Courtney has also served as a senior director of Citywide Professional Development, senior director of the Common Core Lab, and she has held positions as an instructional coach in mathematics. Courtney previously co-founded a small secondary school (grades 6-12) on the Lower East Side in Manhattan
Courtney holds a B.A. in Education from Smith College, an M.A. in Education from the University of Pennsylvania and a degree in Educational and Public School Leadership from Baruch College. She is the co-author of “The Soup Club Cookbook” and enjoys encouraging people to share food as a way to build community. Courtney lives in Manhattan with her family.