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 2021-2022 school year will be my 3rd year as a Saint. 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. 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 my heart is with middle school students and the special transition that they make during this age. 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 so thankful for the rigorous and quality education I received from the university to help me best enrich my student's lives. 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.