Phone: 847-784-6108


Degrees and Certifications:

Courtney McDonough

Board Member

New Trier High School Board of Education

  • Elected to the Board of Education: 2023
  • Committee Work: Booster Club, New Trier Fine Arts Association, Community Engagement Committee, Safety and Security Committee

Educational Experience

  • Compass Health Center: Director of Education, Child Program
  • UCSF Children’s Hospital: Child Life Specialist
  • Deerfield District 109: Classroom teacher

Community and Professional Organizations

  • NTPA 2025 Class Board: Programs Co-chair
  • Crow Island PTO: VP Programs, Community Outreach Co-chair
  • Willow Wood Preschool: Executive Board member
  • Camp Kesem: Chicago Board of Directors


  • University of Notre Dame, BA Psychology
  • Mills College, MA Education

Board Training

IASB Training – Pending 

  • The Basics of Governance
  • Open Meetings Act (OMA) Training
  • Professional Development Leadership Training (PDLT) and Performance Evaluation Reform Act (PERA) Training for School Board Members, including state-mandated training on trauma-informed practices (new in 2023)


  • Children: Aidan (NTHS 2023), Callie (NTHS 2025), Mary Clare (NTHS 2027)
  • Winnetka resident (2009 – present)