Courtney Dewis has been proud to call The Gooden School home since 2016 and has taught Faith and Ethics in the Middle School, mathematics in the sixth grade, and pioneered the schoolwide interdisciplinary STEAM program (Science Technology Engineering Art & Math). She has also set up the school’s first advisory program, which aims to guide students to identify and achieve goals, and to think about who they are and who they want to become. She currently serves as Gooden’s director of advancement and STEAM teacher. She holds her Master of Arts in philosophy, religion, and theology from Claremont Graduate University, where she wrote her thesis on David Hume’s Dialogues Concerning Natural Religion (on the issue of authorial representation and intent in philosophical fiction) and met her husband in a seminar on the pre-Socratics. In the classroom, Mrs. Dewis loves the way technology, studied in the context of STEAM, provokes students to think beyond their immediate use of it and to reflect on the deeper needs and hopes of humanity. Outside the classroom, she enjoys cooking, laughing at memes, and watching Star Trek.