Courtney Epton

A former 3rd grade teacher in NYC public schools, Courtney (she/they) is now a public school parent and advocate. Currently, Courtney works with public school parents and teachers as Senior Equity Associate at NYU’s Metropolitan Center for Research on Equity and the Transformation of Schools (Metro Center), within the Education Justice Research and Organizing Collaborative (EJ-ROC). Within all of these roles, Courtney prioritizes an understanding of context, both current and historical, and future envisioning in relationship and in community.

Courtney is also a Caregiver Board member of Integrated Schools, a national non-profit building a movement of caregivers working to redress the imbalance of racial and economic power in our systems of education. Through relationship building, education, self-reflection and behavior change, Integrated Schools encourages White and/or otherwise privileged families to desegregate our children, and work to dismantle our internalized White Supremacy when showing up in the schools where we enroll our children. Courtney also teaches a season-long, hands-on beekeeping course for adults at Brooklyn Grange Farm in Brooklyn and Queens, NY.

headshot of Courtney Epton. She is standing against a cream-colored wall of rough texture, wearing a light pink shirt, facing the camera at a slight angle with a broad smile.