Mary Courtwright: The Forging of Courage


When Mary Courtwright was young, she used to think courage was a quality that people were born with. But over time, as she has had to make tough life choices, she has found that courage is something quiet and steadfast, always there to help her make decisions.

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Mary Courtwright teaches psychology and sociology courses at the college level and manages the Liberal Arts Department at Bryant & Stratton College in Eastlake, Ohio. She holds a master’s degree in psychology and has been trained in teaching at the graduate level. Her writing has been featured in the Heights Observer and on National Public Radio; her first young adult novel, Song of the Messenger, was published in 2007.