Courtney Falato is Director of Corporate Relations in the Corporate Engagement Office. In this role, Courtney facilitates the development of mutually beneficial partnerships between corporate partners and the university.
Courtney began her career as a researcher, focused mostly on understanding the implementation, spread and sustainability of innovative educational programs/school models in K12. Courtney was an Associate Project Director of Research and Evaluation at the Center for Elementary Mathematics and Science Education (CEMSE) at the University of Chicago, and an Associate Director of STEM Projects at the Battle Center for Mathematics and Science Education at The Ohio State University.
After a decade as researcher, Courtney joined Reynoldsburg City Schools as the district’s first Director of Innovation. While in Reynoldsburg, Courtney lead the work of the districts five STEM schools, developed a district-wide makered program, established K12 career pathways and led the development and implementation of a K12 work plan for computer science education. Most recently, Courtney was the Chief Innovation Officer for Dublin City Schools, where she led the democratization of design thinking, computer science, and career exposure experiences across the district of 15,000 students.
Courtney has a B.A. in Political Science from The Ohio State University and an M.Ed. from the University of Virginia.