An experienced team member

Meet Mrs. Cortney Thomas -- Advancement Coordinator at Grizzlies Prep! Mrs. Thomas is the newest member to the Advancement Team where she’ll be working alongside Mr. Schafbuch with enrollment management and overseeing High School placement.

Mrs. Thomas, while new to Grizzlies Prep, is not new to education. Entering her 8th year as an education professional she brings along her experience as a classroom teacher, school leader, program director & senior-level project manager. In her most recent school-based role, Mrs. Thomas helped successfully graduate the inaugural senior class at another Memphis-based charter school, where 100% of graduating seniors earned admission into a 4-year college/university.


Get to know Ms. Thomas!

Why did you choose a career in education?

I had an extremely diverse educational experience as a young person. I’ve attended schools in rural, mid-size, and large public districts and saw inadequacies in all settings. I strive to bring an ethics-based approach to education and push the status quo for all students to maximize their full potential.

Favorite Book?

I’m Judging You: The Do-Better Manual by Luvvie Ajayi. It is the perfect balance between self-help and comedic relief! 

Favorite thing about Memphis?

The city of Memphis has a soul. It’s either for you, or it’s not. It’s for me!

Favorite pass time?

Spending time with my husband and son.