Courtney Vollmer

I genuinely love and care for my students with my whole heart. It is my empathy and dedication that makes me a great teacher.


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What is your favorite part of being an educator?

My students are my favorite part of being an educator. I love the playful, creative, quirky energy of middle schoolers. I love the drama and the growth that comes between the ages of 11-13. I love my student's independence and self-expression and I am incredibly grateful to be a part of their remarkable lives. I hope to leave a legacy of shaping the next generation of theatre artists and kind human beings. Oh! And I like pajama days.

Tell us about your most memorable teaching experience.

During my fifth year at Albert Hill, I wrote a puppet show script series designed for elementary school audiences with my Advanced Theatre students. After several weeks of writing and rehearsing, we were ready to take our show on the road! We traveled to a nearby elementary school and performed three puppet shows. For many of my students, it was their very first performance in front of an audience! I cannot remember a time when I felt more proud as a teacher. They were amazing.

What would you do with the $25,000?

If I were to win America's Favorite Teacher, I would spend that $25,000 on adopting my son. I have always held a special place in my heart for adoption and as a mom of two beautiful girls, I know that my family is not complete until I have a son. I would love to welcome a child into our family before our girls grow much older so they can all grow up together. Both teachers, my husband, and I can only dream of our son, but winning America's Favorite Teacher could make him our reality.

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