Courtney Vickers

Guest Blogger

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 19, 2021

Are Teachers Leaving Because of Pandemic Stress? It’s Complicated.

Plenty of news stories have raised concerns about mass teacher shortages due to pandemic stress. And it’s true that teachers, principals and district leaders have…

By Maureen Kelleher

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Posted July 20, 2021

This Is Our Window of Opportunity to Create a Diverse Teacher Workforce

Racial segregation remains a major issue for American students more than 65 years after the landmark U.S. Supreme Court ruling on Brown v. Board of…

By Thomas Gold

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Posted July 21, 2021

Counterstorytelling Is at the Heart of Anti-Racist Teaching

Counterstorytellling is so much more than just a tenant of critical race theory. It is at the heart of what we do as antiracist teachers.…

By Kwame Sarfo-Mensah

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