|Amy has been teaching middle and high school social studies since 1998. Amy worked in public schools for 20 years before coming to USPA in 2019. Amy grew up in Maine and attended the University of Maine at Farmington where she graduated with a BS in Secondary Education with a concentration in history. Amy has done extensive graduate work in the field of history, specializing in Holocaust and Genocide Education. Amy has years of experience with proficiency-based academic assessments. She helped guide and advise students into taking ownership of their learning and assessment while helping students collect evidence to create a personalized learning plan. Amy is dedicated to helping students be self-advocates and lifelong learners. Amy played field hockey throughout high school and college and coached the sport for 12 years at the varsity high school level. She enjoyed watching her daughter take the field throughout her own high school career. Amy has also coached basketball and track and is a fan of the USA Women’s Soccer Team and anything baseball. Amy lives in Vermont with her daughter, Isabelle, who is a college student at the University of Vermont majoring in Biological Sciences, and her cat, Lucy. She is an avid reader who is now the advisor for USPA’s Book Club and is always willing to give out book recommendations to anyone that will listen to her. Amy loves to travel and has been all over the United States, traveling and studying in Kenya, Greece, England, Costa Rica, Spain, Italy and Canada.