Hi!! My name is Courtney Alford and this is my eleventh year teaching third grade at Lovejoy. I have been married for 10 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 7 years old. He is in Second grade at Lovejoy elementary and loves basketball and football! Being a mom is the absolute best! We have a six year old chocolate lab named Archer who is sweet and playful. We also have a four year old chihuahua named Aisley who is spoiled rotten. Our newest addition to the family is a puppy named Axle. 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!