Educating with Purpose
Dr. Courtney Tolson is a native of Houston, Texas and currently a middle school science teacher in the metropolitan Atlanta area. She worked in education for several years, gaining practical experience along the way. Her natural leadership ability allowed her to work in various capacities as an educator.
Dr. Tolson began her journey in education at Alabama State University, majoring in health education. The teacher preparation program at ASU provided her the opportunity to shadow teachers in k-12 classrooms.
Teaching students in Georgia and Florida, Dr. Tolson empathizes with marginalized populations and is a strong advocate for educational equity in all aspects including assessment, discipline, resources, and teacher support. High impact lessons utilizing the 5E rotational model are her specialty. Courtney loves to lead teams of teachers to strengthen their pedagogy.
Previous teaching experiences have granted her the opportunity to conduct professional development trainings, create district adopted curriculum materials, and lead professional workgroups. She is an avid user of technology in the classroom and seeks methods to simplify teaching through the use of technological platforms, especially through the use of Google platforms and others.
Prior to becoming a classroom teacher, Dr. Tolson gained experience in data analysis & collection methods through working in public health. Courtney worked in program evaluation and later as a communicable disease intervention specialist providing health education and sexually transmitted infection contact tracing in the metropolitan Atlanta area.
Dr. Tolson developed Kreative Science to provide curriculum support resources to educational professionals and to promote equity in education for all students in addition to providing contract services for education companies and organizations.
Doctor of Education, Educational Leadership, Liberty University, 2021
Educational Specialist, Educational Leadership, National Louis University, 2018
Master of Public Health, Morehouse School of Medicine, 2011
Bachelor of Science, Health Education, Alabama State University, 2009
Science curriculum content design
Educational content curation