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Meet Dr. Courtney Rose

"I celebrate teaching that enables transgressions - a movement against and beyond barriers. It is that movement which makes education the practice of freedom."

 - bell hooks


Dr. Courtney Rose
Author | Professor |
Consultant | Educator | Public Speaker

Dr. Courtney Rose is an Assistant Teaching Professor in the Educational Policy Studies department at Florida International University. the Founder of Ivy Rose Consulting. Dr. Rose earned an Ed.D. in Curriculum & Teaching from Teachers College, Columbia University, an M.Ed. in Human Development and Psychology from the Harvard Graduate School of Education and a B.A. in Elementary Education from the University of Florida. Prior to beginning her doctoral studies, Dr. Rose taught Math & Science for three years in the Duval County Public School system in Jacksonville, FL (two years of which were completed during her commitment as a Teach for America corps member). During her years in Jacksonville, she also spent two summers working as a Corps Member Advisor, helping to develop incoming Teach for America Corps members working with a team to prepare and facilitate various professional development experiences.


Currently, her research and work interests include the development and implementation of innovative approaches to social justice-oriented, critical and culturally relevant instructional practices and curricular designs with the goal of (re)humanizing education. Dr. Rose emphasizes critical self-reflection in all of her teacher education/development work. Her upcoming book, Woven Together: How Unpacking Your Teacher Identity Creates a Stronger Learning Community, published by Jossey-Bass/Wiley, serves as a guide and resource in engaging in this reflective process. Through the inclusion of teacher narratives (including her own personal experiences) and reflective journal prompts/activities, Woven Together provides teachers and school/district leaders  with the opportunity to reflect on the core experiences and beliefs that served as the threads of their teacher identity and the tools to weave together more humanized learning communities for and with their students. 

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