Courtney Rayburn, an NIET senior specialist working in West Tennessee and Arkansas, has over a decade of urban, rural, and suburban educational experiences including serving as a classroom teacher, instructional coach, testing coordinator, and RTI coordinator. Most recently, as a part of the educator effectiveness team at the Tennessee Department of Education, Courtney gained a deep understanding of the role evaluation and feedback plays in supporting strong instructional practices and student outcomes. In this role, she led projects such as evaluator certification and student growth portfolios.
Courtney has experience leading professional learning communities and professional development. She is committed to school reform and believes in supporting strong instructional practices by intentionally connecting communities of educators. She brings a relentlessly optimistic and tenacious passion for supporting equitable opportunities, expectations, and outcomes for all students.
Courtney earned a bachelor's degree in education from Tennessee State University and Master of Education in education policy from Vanderbilt University.