Courtney Smith joins NIET with over 15 years of experience as a Louisiana Educator. Her most recent roles include Principal and Executive Master Teacher/TAP Coordinator in Claiborne Parish. Courtney's passion is ensuring all students are provided the opportunities for success through building district leadership and school-based leadership capacity.
Courtney taught Math in grades 4-8 before becoming an Assistant Principal and Principal. During her work as Principal in Claiborne Parish, she was involved in grant writing to ensure funds were available for the district to implement TAP and Best Practices district wide.
Courtney was born in Monroe, Louisiana and received her Bachelor of Arts degree from Louisiana Tech University. In 2014, she completed her Masters in Ed Leadership from Concordia University.