Anthony Courtney

Teaching Experience
13 years

Countries Taught
United States (4 years in North Carolina), South Korea (9 years in Gwangju, at KFS). The 2019-2020 school year will be my tenth at KFS. 

Teaching Philosophy
I believe each and every student regardless of his or her learning abilities adds to the rich tapestry of their classrooms.  Each student has a unique set of strength that offers distinctive rewards to their school community.  I work hard to create an engaging classroom experience for all my students, while providing a safe environment that encourages them to think critically and take chances.  In science and mathematics there is often more than one way to solve a problem.  In my classroom, I push my students to work hard and keep an open mind.  I want my students to know that they are not defined by their great weakness or limited by their greatest success.  As educators in the 21stcentury, it is our responsibility to equip today’s youth with skills and knowledge that will allow them to overcome tomorrow’s challenges.       

Family and History
I was born and raised in Tiffin, Ohio.  I’m the youngest to 5 children; 3 half-brothers and a sister.  My mother and my siblings still live in Ohio.  I travel there every summer to visit them and their families.  I still have close friends living in Ohio and North Carolina.   

Universities & Degrees
Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, Ohio (Master of Education in Curriculum & Instruction) – Spring, 2006 
Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, Ohio (Bachelor of Science in Middle Childhood Education) – Fall, 2015

Licenses & Certifications 
Middle Childhood Education -North Carolina

Interests & Hobbies
Traveling, Watching Movies, Reading, Playing/Watching Sports, Spending Time with Family and Friends.