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Courtney Gacona

As Director of Marketing & Growth at Classroom Inc., Courtney leads the digital strategy to expand Read to Lead’s reach and impact across the country. Prior to her work at Classroom Inc., she contributed to the fast growth of an Edtech company, Nearpod, where she managed the user journey from prospecting and activation to community outreach and lifecycle marketing. Prior to her time at Nearpod, Courtney contributed her talents to TeamPeople, a media staffing start-up, where she led an enterprise-wide rebrand, scaled the marketing team, and won multiple MarCom awards for digital marketing. She believes the future of our world is in the hearts and minds of our classrooms today, and that is what fuels her. She graduated from High Point University, and holds a B.A. in Strategic Communications. She lives in Winston Salem, NC with her fianc√© and enjoys hiking trips on the weekend.