My name is Courtney Maready. I have been teaching in North Carolina for 5 years and love every second of working with my students! I am a native North Carolinian from Pine Level, North Carolina and a proud graduate of Lee University in Cleveland, Tennessee. I graduated from Lee in 2015 with a BS in Interdisciplinary studies and Elementary Education Prek-3 and K-6. I started my journey in education during my time at Lee. I fell in love with the idea of having a direct hand in helping children get the best education in all circumstances. I am a firm believer is Social Emotional Learning. I believe that building relationships through SEL and using a lens of equity are the foundations to true learning. It is my passion to fight for every student that comes across my path and their access to the education they deserve. When I’m not in my classroom I enjoy going to the beach, camping, hiking, and playing board games with my family. I have a 4 year old son, Adrian. I love playing Power Rangers, Ninja Turtles, Spider-Man, and Lion King with him.
Mrs. Eaton has taught 4th and 5th grade for over 14 years. I has two sons, Sam age 14 and Max age 12. I love spending time with my family and friends, swimming, and walking my two dogs. I am currently moving from Willow Springs Elementary to join the amazing staff at South Lakes!
A bit about me and my passions: I was born on the beautiful Island of Cuba and raised in sunny, Miami, Florida. I became a teacher because I love learning so much that I wanted to inspire the youth to be as passionate and invested in learning as I am. Shortly after graduating from college, I moved to Colorado to join my husband who was then a soldier in the U.S Army. My husband and I have been friends since high school, he is definitely special to me. We love animals, we have three snow dogs and two cats. My favorite subject is science, particularly environmental sciences. Besides teaching, I am passionate about learning new ways to reduce my carbon footprint and develop sustainable practices. My main hobby right now is turning my yard into a Certified Wildlife Habitat, as well as a Monarch Waystation. Some of my other hobbies include running, riding a bicycle, hiking, gardening, reading, Latin dancing, and any new DIY projects I can find on Pinterest.