Phone: 330-2011; ext. 50034
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Mrs. Jill Courtney
Mrs. Courtney is the music teacher at Summit Elementary.
Mrs. Courtney began teaching music for MCCSC in 1997, and traveled between many elementary schools before becoming full-time in one building when Summit opened. She grew up in Bloomington, and went to Binford, Batchelor, Bloomington HS South , and IU. She took advantage of many of the wonderful musical opportunities Bloomington has to offer, including being a part of the IU Children’s Choir in elementary school, and Sounds of South in high school. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in music education from the IU Jacobs School of Music, a Master’s degree in early childhood education from the IU School of Education, and Kodaly music certification from IU.
In addition to teaching elementary music, she spent many years teaching early childhood music programs through IU, the YMCA and Bloomington Area Birth Services. She is married to another music educator, Brian Courtney, who after many years of teaching in various capacities in for MCCSC, now operates his own music studio. They have two children and two dogs. She loves to be with her family, practice yoga, and be in nature, with a particular fondness for trees and gardening.