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Courtney Wilkerson

Courtney WilkersonSousa Middle School

Courtney Wilkerson is the new principal at Sousa Middle School for School Year 2016-2017. She developed her leadership skills as a Mary Jane Patterson fellow, where she served at Columbia Heights Education Campus and Burrville Elementary School. Wilkerson joined DCPS in 2012 as an assistant principal at H.D. Woodson High School supporting more than 350 freshmen and students needing extra support to stay engaged in learning and reaching goals. Before that, she taught for eight years and served as an International Baccalaureate (IB) and Advanced Placement (AP) instructional administrator for three years. A District native, she began her career teaching math and science at an alternative high school in northern Virginia. Wilkerson received her bachelor’s degree in biology and her master’s degree in juvenile justice policy and planning from Virginia Commonwealth University. She has also completed her doctorate of education in organizational leadership with an emphasis in curriculum and instruction from Grand Canyon University.