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Courtney Cass

Courtney Cass

Courtney Cass

Executive Director
Teach for America Baltimore

Courtney Cass started her Teach for America career in 2000 as a corps member in New York City. There she taught second grade for three years and ran an after-school storytelling program.

She then enrolled in law school, and after graduating she moved to Baltimore to clerk for U.S. District Court Judge J. Frederick Motz before joining the staff of Teach for America Baltimore.

As managing director of development she helped drive the region’s growth strategy and development efforts.

Cass transitioned to the executive director role in 2010 and now leads more than 1,000 Teach for America corps members and alumni in Baltimore. Cass and her team have increased local fundraising from $3.7 million to $7 million annually and more than doubled TFA’s alumni base in Baltimore.

“Baltimore’s children are our most precious asset, and we must be enlisting, developing and supporting teachers, school leaders, entrepreneurs and advocates who contribute to the schools our students deserve,” Cass said.