Maryanne Courtney is from Parkersburg, West Virginia. Born on January 12, 1960 in Ohio, Ms. Courtney obtained a Bachelor of Science in Education (B.S.Ed.) in Special Education from Ohio University in 1982 and a Master of Education (M.A.Ed.) in Learning Disability in 1986 from West Virginia University. Ohio University is a major public research university in Athens, Ohio, One of America’s oldest universities. The Master of Education is a postgraduate academic degree awarded by universities in a large number of countries. West Virginia University is a public, land-grant, research-intensive university in Morgantown, West Virginia. She obtained her regular teaching certification from Ohio Valley College in 1999.
Ohio Valley University is a private, four-year Christian college and is affiliated with the Churches of Christ. Prior to attending college, Courtney actively participated in Junior Achievement from 1974-78, represented Cleveland at the NAJAC conference at Indiana University in 1978, and earned Secretary of the Year for Cleveland, Ohio also in 1978, the same year she graduated from North Olmsted High School. After completing her college years and receiving her degree, Courtney quickly landed her first position in education in Wirt County from 1982-85 before beginning a 20-year teaching position with the Wood County School District from 1985-2015. Ms. Courtney is retired after serving 33 years as a Teacher for the Wood County Board of Education in Parkersburg, West Virginia. For 17 of those years, she taught special education classes to students from preschool to high school grade levels with learning disabilities, behavioral disorders and mental impairments at several schools in the district. This was the most challenging task she had as a teacher over the years of working. For the last 16 years, she taught third grade at McKinley Elementary School and Mineral Wells Elementary School both located in her home town. While Ms. Courtney is not teaching the youth, she enjoys working on her computer.
Newsworthy Publishing is honored to present Maryanne Courtney for her outstanding contributions and achievements in the field of education.