PEEKSKILL, N.Y. -- Educator Courtney Simon has been named Peekskill Middle School's new LEAP Coordinator.
In this role, Simon will supervise comprehensive and high-quality youth development programs designed to improve the social, emotional and academic competencies of students at Peekskill Middle School.
Simon formerly worked as an English teacher at Peekskill High School and served as an administrative intern for the district. She has been an educator for more than 15 years.
After a rewarding career as an English teacher in Westchester County, and as a Literacy Assistant Principal with the New York City Department of Education, Simon relocated to Georgia with her family.
During her tenure in the Fulton County School System in Atlanta, she was a graduation coach and a response to intervention coordinator. There, she supervised numerous academic intervention programs for students in need of credit-recovery toward graduation with their cohorts.
As a literacy assistant principal in New York City, Simon facilitated teams that closed ELA achievement gaps in grades 6 - 8, coordinated schoolwide academic intervention programs, and led curriculum writing committees.
Simon received a M.A. in School Leadership and Administration from the College of New Rochelle, a M.S.T. from Pace University, and a B.A. in Communications from the State University of New York at Oswego.