Courtney Gallagher graduated SUNY College at Old Westbury with a dual certification in Childhood Education (Grades 1-6) and Special Education (Grades 1-6). While earning her degree, she worked full-time as a paraprofessional and played two sports, volleyball and lacrosse. Courtney was named captain of her lacrosse team three out of the four years she played. Working as a paraprofessional allowed Courtney to work with students with many different abilities, of all ages. She worked with students from Pre-K- Highschool. After working as a paraprofessional, Courtney worked as a substitute teacher at Smith Street Elementary in Uniondale, Long Island.
Courtney currently resides in Rockaway Beach. She loves spending her spare time listening to music, traveling, hiking and reading books.