Degrees and Certifications:

I graduated with honors from the University of Alabama as a highly qualified teacher with a degree in Secondary Education (6-12) - English Language Arts.

Mrs. Courtney Lancaster

Hi! My name is Mrs. Courtney Lancaster! I am honored to be an 8th grade ELA teacher for OMS. This upcoming 2022-2023 school year will be my 4th year as a Saint. I have always been a passionate reader and found myself ignoring my calling of becoming a teacher before switching my major to secondary education ELA. During my first student teaching placement, it was very clear to me that this was my purpose and passion. I have loved every second of it since! Seeing students make connections and grow to be the best versions of themselves through literature and writing is such a privilege. I can't wait for this school year and to see all of the 8th graders continue being the confident and strong readers and writers that they are.

I am originally from Trussville where I graduated from high school. I graduated from the University of Alabama with a degree in Secondary Education ELA as a highly qualified educator with honors. A big ROLL TIDE to all my other Alabama friends out there. I am currently pursuing my Masters in Secondary Education ELA at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. 

I love all kinds of books but particularly love realistic fiction, dystopian novels, and mysteries. I also love watching shows on Netflix, cooking, anything peanut butter, spending time with my family and husband, and traveling.