Foundation Staff

Dawn Meyer, Executive Director
Prior to joining the Loudoun Education Foundation, Dawn had been active in Loudoun County Public Schools as both a volunteer and teacher. She taught second grade at Potowmack Elementary School from 2002 to 2005. As a volunteer, she worked in the classroom with students on reading strategies. Before working in education, Dawn was a publicist for Simon and Schuster, Farrar, Strauss & Giroux, Bantam Books, and Hyperion.


Samantha Courtney, Director of Development
Samantha joined the Foundation in March of 2018 after completing a $8M campaign with the TJ Partnership Fund in Alexandria, Virginia. Prior to fundraising for education nonprofits, Samantha worked for both Wolf Trap Foundation and Americans for the Arts after earning a Master’s in Arts Administration from Florida State University. She has always had a passion for education and is married to a music educator.


Linda Russ, Associate Director
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Kelley Wyatt, Marketing and Administrative Associate
After finishing her Bachelor’s in Media and Communication and Shenandoah University in December of 2018, Kelley joined the Foundation in May of 2019 to help with their marketing and administrative tasks. While completing her undergrad, Kelley worked within the Admissions Media Recruitment department where she helped to both recruit students to the University through social media marketing and to help Admissions tell Shenandoah’s story through various media, presentations, and graphics. As a recent graduate, she understands the importance of education and hopes to help encourage donations to help further education within Loudoun County Public Schools.