Originally from Grand Forks, Courtney has lived in Fargo since 2019. She attended Bethlehem College and Seminary in Minneapolis, where she completed a two-year Christian Worldview program before earning a B.A. in the History of Ideas. This degree is a “Great Books” course, tracing the development of Western thought through seminal works of history, philosophy, and literature and evaluating these ideas from a Christian perspective.
Courtney has been passionate about the unique methods and goals of classical education for many years, especially after her college years gave her a taste of what it’s like to join the “Great Conversation” of ideas and questions that humanity has always pondered. Her prayer is that students would not only learn how to think and speak well, but ultimately “…that they may have all the riches of complete understanding and have the knowledge of God’s mystery – Christ. In him are hidden all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge.” (Col 2:2-3).
Courtney attends Christ Covenant Church. She enjoys taking dance classes, reading, watching and analyzing movies, and being loud and proud about her North Dakota roots.