Amy has been working in public education for twenty years and has worked at USPA for three years. She has an intense passion for all things social science related. She is a graduate of the University of Maine at Farmington and has done intensive graduate work in the field of history specializing in Holocaust Education. She is a certified Holocaust and Genocide instructor and is continuing her education with courses in ethnicity and diversity as well as United States Government. She has taught grades 7-12 in multiple social science disciplines such as Civics, Ethnicity and Diversity, US History, World History, Geography, and many other electives and core classes in the Social Sciences.
Amy taught in her native state of Maine for 10 years before moving to Vermont, teaching for 10 years and taking up residence there. Amy had the pleasure of working with students in Vermont on the creation and honing of proficiency-based academic portfolios. Starting with 8th graders moving up into high school, Amy helped guide and advise students in the making of an electronic portfolio that showcased their learning during their middle school years. Amy was also an important part of her former public school’s portfolio requirement for graduation per Vermont’s education law. 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, her golden retriever, Loopy, and her pocket pittie, Chunk. She is an avid reader who runs numerous book groups both online and in-person 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 as well as traveling and studying in Kenya, Greece, England, Costa Rica, and Canada. She looks forward to visiting some co-workers and enjoying a month-long retreat in Spain in 2022.