Courtney Vickers

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Director of Special Education, Alliance College-Ready Public Schools

Los Angeles, California

Courtney Vickers is the Director of Special Education at Alliance College-Ready Public Schools, where she leads a team of SPED managers at the home office and supports Alliance’s 28 middle and high schools.

Prior to her work at Alliance, she was the Director of Special Education at a charter school network based in Nashville, Tennessee, and Jackson, Mississippi. Courtney started her passion-fueled career working with scholars and families nearly 20 years ago, when she co-founded Youth Empowerment through Arts and Humanities, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit charitable youth arts organization in Nashville, Tennessee.

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Posted May 18, 2020

Students With Disabilities Deserve More During Distance Learning

At Alliance College-Ready Public Schools (Alliance) in Los Angeles, when we say that all scholars can learn and achieve, we…

By Courtney Vickers

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Posted July 2, 2020

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By Tanesha Peeples

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Posted July 2, 2020

Seriously, Betsy? The Civil Rights Act

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Posted June 29, 2020

If You Really Want to Make a Difference in Black Lives, Change How You Teach White Kids

The latest episodes of police murdering Black people have my chest burning like a building set ablaze. My heart is hot, my stomach churns. My…

By Nahliah Webber

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