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Courtney Orange


Where did you grow up and what was your first language?

I grew up in NYC, mostly in Washington Heights. My first language was English. 

What from your hometown do you wish you could find in New York City?

My hometown is NYC but I used to always wish that I had a yard with a pool. 

Where did you go to college?

I went to Wesleyan University for my B.A. and then received an M.A. from Carnegie Mellon, and a M.S. Ed. from The City College of New York. 

What was your favorite book in middle school?

It's hard to choose just one! The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton


What is the best part of teaching at Hamilton Grange?

This will be my first year at Hamilton Grange but I'm excited about meeting the students, and joining what seems like a fantastic community. 

What is your favorite thing to do when you are not teaching?

I LOVE to travel any chance that I get. I also love reading, going for long walks around the city, and spending time with my family and friends. 

What is your favorite quote?

"Not everything that is faced can be changed, but nothing can be changed until it is faced." - James Baldwin

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