Mr. Courtine's Class
Brevard Elementary School
Welcome to My Class!
We are in for an exciting and challenging year. In addition to our core academics, we will work on real-life 21st century skills including technology, collaboration, critical thinking, creativity, and communication.
Reach the child’s heart so he changes his world
To learn each student’s story, and lovingly challenge him to write a positive ending as a responsible and productive citizen
Degrees & Certifications
Master of Education: Curriculum & Instruction; Instructional Technology
Google Certified Educator; Level 1
NC Educator's License K-6
Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education
Associates in Math/Science
What's Your Story?
After growing up in Western New York, I escaped the cold, snowy winters to move to Raleigh and begin my teaching career in 1997. During my 18 years in Raleigh, I taught in a self-contained 5th grade classroom as well as math and science as part of a 5th grade team. I also served as an Instructional Technology Facilitator for many years.
After many years of discussing moving to the mountains to enjoy our family and all the wonderful beauty and activities the mountains afford, my wife and I decided the time was right. With our two sons we packed up and made the move. We love being able to see Pop Pop whenever we want, as well as all the area has to offer for hiking, biking, river rides, our screened-in porch overlooking the woods, and very few traffic signals.