Courtney Scheel

Second Grade Teacher

Courtney Scheel graduated from Sarah Lawrence College in New York with a BA in Liberal Arts and concentrations in International Studies and Dance. Courtney recently earned her MA in Teaching from Seattle University, a program that emphasizes a growth mindset, the positive impact of project-based learning, and social justice-oriented pedagogy. Over the years Courtney has worked with children in a variety of settings including as an arts-in-education specialist, an education program administrator, and a dance and creative movement instructor. Courtney lives in Tacoma, and her eldest of two daughters attends GHA.

Ms. Scheel’s Favorites

GHA Tradition: Buddies Time

Neighborhood Spot: I live in Tacoma, so Wooden City, Red Elm Cafe, and King’s Books are some of my favorite places.

Outdoor Activity: Neighborhood walks with my newborn daughter, especially in the Fall.

Place to Read: In bed, right before bed, when the house is calm and quiet.

Childhood Memory: Dancing around the house with my older sister to Madonna’s Immaculate Collection album on Christmas Day before all our extended family arrived. I must have been around 10 years old.