Courtney Savage appointed to lead Junior Achievement in Routt County |

Courtney Savage appointed to lead Junior Achievement in Routt County

Courtney Savage has become the district director for Junior Achievement–Rocky Mountain Inc. in Routt County, a nonprofit that strives to inspire and prepare young people for success.

The Junior Achievement board touted Savage’s experience in a news release announcing her appointment, which went into effect Aug. 25.

“Courtney is a seasoned nonprofit professional with strong experience in working in education with diverse student populations,” Sally Messinger, board president, said in the release. “Our goal is to reach 1,500 K-12 students in Routt County during the 2022-23 school year, and we are thrilled to have secured leadership of Courtney’s caliber to help us continue to deliver these important educational services at no cost to the schools.”

Before joining Junior Achievement, Savage worked as an event and membership coordinator with Professional Ski Instructors of America, an academic advisor and adjunct instructor with Southern New Hampshire University and an outdoor environmental educator with the Los Angeles County School District Outdoor Science School.

She holds a bachelor’s degree in commercial and community recreation and park management from Penn State University and a master’s in adult education and curriculum design and development from SUNY Buffalo State University of New York. She has lived in the Yampa Valley with her husband and two children since 2017.

“I am proud to lead such a forward-thinking and purpose-oriented organization,” Savage said. “We believe every child can succeed in the business of life with the right tools. After seven years of operation in the Yampa Valley, I am excited to play a role in the organization’s future direction.”

To get involved with Junior Achievement, email

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