Courntey StempinskiNicole Hartfield
1st Grade Teacher
Courtney Stempinski joined the DaVinci Academy’s team of educators in the 2017-2018 school year as a 1st grade teacher. She graduated from the College of St. Scholastica in 2017 with a B.S. in Elementary Education and has K-6 Elementary licensure. She student-taught in a 1st grade classroom and is passionate about working with primary students. Ms. S was a Youth Specialist for the Duluth YMCA’s K.E.Y. Zone, an after-school program focused on academic and character development. She facilitated a variety of activities for 1st and 2nd grade students, including art-based clubs. She also assistant-coached primary-age dance classes for 4 years. For the past 3 years, she has mentored future first-generation college students through TRiO Upward Bound. When she isn’t brainstorming ways to help her students grow, Ms. S can be found painting, crocheting, reading, or exploring new places.