Hi!! My name is Courtney Alford and this is my tenth year teaching third grade at Lovejoy. I am 34 years old and I have been married for 9 years to the sweetest man you will ever meet. We married on August 11, 2007 and so far it has been wonderful. We have one child. His name is Austin and he is 6 years old. He is in First grade at Lovejoy elementary and loves baseball and football! Being a mom is the absolute best! We have a five year old chocolate lab named Archer who is sweet and playful. We also have a three year old chihuahua named Aisley who is spoiled rotten. I graduated from Plano Senior High School in 2000 and went off to college at East Texas Baptist University in Marshall, Texas. I graduated in 2004 with a bachelor's degree in elementary education; early childhood- 8th grade with a specialization in English/ Language Arts for grades 4-8. I taught first grade in East Texas for three years and decided to come back home to teach. I love teaching at Lovejoy and I can't wait for the wonderful new experiences this year has to hold!