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We Are Wolf: Courtney Dubois

As we say goodbye to one school year, we’re already getting ready for the next one! Joining our staff on July 1st is Courtney Dubois, Wolf’s new Assistant Head of School! We wanted to kick off the summer with an introduction of Courtney and her return to Wolf! Learn more in this month’s We Are Wolf interview below.

1. Can you tell us a bit about your background?

I attended Providence College and received my undergraduate degree in Elementary/ Special Education with a minor in Public and Community Service and my graduate degree in Literacy.  After Providence College, I moved to New Hampshire with my husband, Brian, where I held positions in both Regular Education and Special Education.  I helped develop and implement Merrimack Public School’s Kindergarten Program.  In 2007, Brian and I moved back to Rhode Island and I began teaching at the Wolf School as the Grade 4 Classroom Teacher.  I had the privilege of working with many incredible students during my five years at Wolf.  In 2012, I began teaching at Lincoln School in Providence as the Lower School Learning Skills Specialist.  While at Lincoln, I held additional positions such as Little and Lower School Curriculum Coordinator, Middle School and Varsity Swim Coach, and Interim Assistant Lower School Director.  While at Lincoln, I served on the Wolf School Board and now, it is time to return to the place that has always held a special place in my heart!

2. As a former Wolf staff member, you’re not new to Wolf but you are new to this role. What are you most excited about in your new role?

I am excited to support and work alongside Anna to take Wolf into its next 25 years!  I want to be a resource and support to the already amazing faculty and staff.  I can’t wait to get to know the students and their families.  I am excited to be back in this special community and I look forward to celebrating the many successes of each student.

3. What inspired you to want to work with Complex Learners?

I was inspired to pursue my degree in Special Education due to the dedicated and knowledgeable teachers at Wolf.  My cousin was a student at Wolf for 5 years when Wolf used to be at the JCC in Providence and then moved to Ferris Ave.  During that time, I watched as a high school student the transformation that the Immersion Model© makes in the lives of Complex Learners and their families.  Wolf was life-changing for our family and now, Mitchel is a college graduate and small business owner.  I decided to work with learners such as Mitchel to provide the education and support deserved while supporting families.  

4. What does it feel like to be returning to Wolf? Do you have any favorite traditions that you’re excited to experience again?

It feels like being welcomed home.  While at Lincoln, I was provided many leadership opportunities and now, I am ready to return with a developed skill set and passion for working with Complex Learners.

I will be practicing my free throws and layups this fall and winter so that I am ready for the Student VS. Faculty/Staff Basketball Game!

5. Who is a role model in your life? 

My role model is my mom!  My mom is the epitome of hard work, dedication, and love.  She is the rock of our family and the biggest PC Friars Fan that you will ever meet.  My mom has been a supporter of Wolf since she witnessed its transformation for her nephew and she is excited that I will be returning to Wolf in my new role.

We are so thrilled to welcome Courtney back to the Wolf School community! We know her expertise, compassion, and talent will be a huge benefit to our entire school community! To learn more about other Wolf Staff, read some of our past We Are Wolf interviews!

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