Degrees and Certifications:
I graduated with honors from the University of Alabama with a degree in Secondary Education (6-12) - English Language Arts.
Ms. Courtney Watson
Hi! My name is Ms. Courtney Watson and I am honored to be an 8th grade ELA teacher for OMS. I have always been a passionate reader and found myself ignoring my call of being a teacher before switching my major to Secondary Education. During my first student teaching placement, it was very clear to me that this was my calling and 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 special experience. I was able to experience multiple age groups, but Middle Schoolers and the special transition that they make during this age is one that I am happy to make a difference in.
I graduated from the University of Alabama in December 2018 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 so thankful for the rigorous and quality education I received from the university to help me best enrich my student's lives. I do plan to continue my education in the future to make sure I am always serving my students to the best of my ability. I am originally from Trussville where I graduated from high school in 2014.
I can't wait for this 2019-2020 school year and to see all of the 8th graders continue being the confident and strong readers and writers that they are. 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 fiance, and traveling.