Mrs. Cortnie Locke
My name is Cortnie Locke, and I am so happy to be joining the Loomis Basin Charter School community as the new 6th grade Language and Literature and Individuals and Societies teacher.
I have been teaching for fifteen years and have been lucky enough to live and teach in many amazing places. I earned my undergraduate degree in Political Science from UC Santa Barbara, and after being part of an Americorps program for two years, decided to move across the country to earn my Masters degree in Amherst, Massachusetts. My first teaching position was for the NYC Department of Education, where I taught in a dual language program at a school in Brooklyn. I also lived in Sweden for a year teaching Middle School English before moving back here to California. Since then, I have taught both third and fifth grades at private schools in the Bay Area.
I enjoy the fact that as an educator I am also a lifelong learner, and I find that every year of teaching inspires me to improve upon my own craft. I believe in the importance of engaging my students in learning activities that challenge them, require them to think critically, and learn from each others' strengths. My goal is to teach my students a sense of respect and responsibility for their classroom, school community, and the wider world.
My family and I moved to Rocklin this past year from the small town of Boulder Creek in the Santa Cruz Mountains. My husband’s name is Scott, and we have two sons - Everett, age 6, and Wesley, age 2. We are having fun getting to know our new community and enjoy how friendly everyone is here. As a family, we love to travel, be outdoors, cook together, and watch movies. In my free time, I read books every chance I can get, and I also enjoy yoga, hiking, paddle boarding, and drinking way too much coffee.