COURTNEY COLLINS SHAPIRO
Design Build Do Ventures
Courtney Collins-Shapiro is a founding partner at DesignBuildDo Ventures (DBD), a strategic consulting practice focused on supporting schools, school networks/systems, and the philanthropy sector to design, build, and implement the solutions needed to increase their impact on educational and future outcomes for the young people they serve. Prior to DBD, Courtney has led student-centered efforts in the K-16 sector over more than 25 years. Key roles include Chief Innovation Officer at Mastery Public Charter Schools, Partner at The Drexel Fund, and Director of Multiple Pathways to Graduation at the School District of Philadelphia. Prior to her time in K-12, she spent five years working and teaching in higher education at the University of Maryland, College Park. Courtney has a BA from Villanova University and a MSEd from the University of Pennsylvania. She and her family live and work in Philadelphia.