Zakiya Courtney named regional director for Catapult Learning

Written by admin   // May 12, 2010   // 0 Comments

WASHINGTON, D.C — Zakiya Courtney, a National and Milwaukee Chapter Board Member of the Black Alliance for Educational Options was promoted to Regional Director for Catapult Learning.

She will be responsible for the implementation of educational services and programs in Wisconsin and Minnesota.

Courtney has worked for Catapult Learning since 2006. She has been an effective School Partnerships Manager and School Partnerships Director for Illinois, Minnesota and Wisconsin. During her time at Catapult Learning, she has also shared her wealth of experience and knowledge about non-public and public educational issues and solutions.

Prior to joining the organization, she was a School Design and Development Coordinator for the Institute for the Transformation of Learning at Marquette University from 1998-2005.

Catapult Learning is the largest and most experienced provider of contracted educational services to schools and districts nationwide.  They partner with education institutions, government agencies and community groups to provide outcomes-based learning programs that are tailored to individual student needs and produce positive academic results.

The Black Alliance for Educational Options is a national, non-profit, membership organization with members nationwide who work to increase access to high-quality educational options for Black children by actively supporting parental choice policies and programs that empower low-income and working class Black families.

BAEO was founded in 2000, by Howard L. Fuller, Deborah M. McGriff, Virginia Walden-Ford, Philadelphia State Rep. Dwight Evans, Kenneth Campbell, and several other prominent Black educators, elected officials and civil rights activists with start-up funding from the Walton Family Foundation. BAEO celebrated its 10th anniversary at Symposium 2010, the Annual Meeting of the organization in Milwaukee, Wis., on March 4-6.


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