Ms. Kourtney M. Ratcliff

Phone: 903-262-2460 ext 4786


Degrees and Certifications:

BS Kinesiology - SFASU December 2013 M. Ed. Education Leadership - GCU April 2018 EC-6 Generalist Special Education EC-12 English as Second Language EC-12

Ms. Kourtney M. Ratcliff

Hello! My name is Kourtney M. Ratcliff and I am excited to begin my 7th year in education at Griffin Elementary! For the 2019-2020 school year, I will be serving as the Special Education - Resource/Inclusion Teacher! I am a Fall 2013 graduate of Stephen F. Austin State University where I received my BS in Kinesiology and an April 2018 graduate of Grand Canyon University where I earned my Masters in Educational Leadership. I am currently pursuing my Doctorate in K-12 Organizational Leadership at Grand Canyon University. Prior to teaching in Tyler ISD, I taught Special Education, English Language Arts, Reading, and Math in grades 3-5.


My goal is to help my students fall in love with the idea of learning and understand how knowledge can be applied to our everyday lives. I want my students to know their worth and be proud of their academic success. 


"Education is the passport to the future. For tomorrow belongs to those who prepare for it today."

-Malcolm X