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Cortney Golub joins La Jolla Country Day School’s History Department as a Middle School Geography and World Cultures teacher, under the direction of Brian Murphy, Director of the Middle School.
Prior to working with LJCDS, Cortney worked at The Gillispie School and High Tech High in San Diego for five years. She is passionate about project-based learning and hopes to inspire her students to be civic-minded and globally conscious individuals. She has created projects and partnered with The San Diego History Museum and The Playwrights Project, exhibiting student work in the local community.
Before moving to San Diego in 2006, Cortney taught and coached basketball for five years in New York City public schools. She instructed an array of classes from sixth through twelfth grade in both English and History departments and turned a struggling basketball program into a Brooklyn playoff powerhouse. In New York City, she was a New York City Teaching Fellow as well as one of sixty educators nationwide chosen as an Annenberg Civic Education Initiative Fellow.
Cortney received her Bachelors of Arts in History from Yale University in New Haven, Connecticut in 2000. She played point guard for the Yale Bulldogs for nearly three years before career ending knee and back injuries. Cortney earned her master’s degree in Social Science Education in 2004 from CUNY Queens College in New York City.
Aside from teaching at LJCDS, Cortney is the Executive Director of DANCE FIERCE, a teen afterschool dance program she founded in collaboration with San Diego Dance Theater. On her spare time, Cortney spends time exploring cinema, viewing art, watching and coaching basketball, traveling the world and spending time with her family.