Courtney O’Grady, EdM
FD Early Intervention Team Assistant University of Illinois
Courtney serves as an assistant to the Family Development Early Intervention team. She received her undergraduate degree from Saint Xavier University in early childhood education and her master’s degree from the University of Illinois in early childhood special education. She has over ten years of experience teaching preschool. As an adjunct instructor at Parkland Community College, the University of Illinois, and the University of St. Francis, she has taught courses in child development and early childhood special education. Her research interests include equity, challenging behavior, and social-emotional competencies. She is passionate about supporting early educators in creating high-quality early childhood experiences for all children and families.