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Amy graduated from Auburn in 1989 with a BS in Elementary Education and spent her first two years teaching at YMCA Camp Cosby in the Environmental Education program as an Instructor and then as the Program Director.

After completing two years at Camp Cosby, she went to work with Hoover City Schools, where she taught 5th grade self-contained, 6th grade Science, served as a Reading Coach, and then served as the Curriculum Specialist, assisting with the opening of Brock’s Gap Intermediate School. While working with Hoover City Schools, Amy was involved in curriculum development and implementation and was part of the LASER (Leadership and Assistance for Science Education Reform) Initiative that explored and promoted the use of inquiry-based instruction.

After working with Hoover City Schools for 23 years, she left to help launch the UABTeach program. She was selected as the first Master Teacher in the program and worked as an instructor, a recruiter, a PD specialist, and managed student internships in local science education related organizations. She retired from this position on May 1, 2016, to work as the Director of Education for Jones Valley Teaching Farm. While at JVTF, Amy helped coordinate educational programming and worked to train and support the instructors there.

Amy returned to UABTeach in Fall 2019 as the UABTeach Clinical Coach. In this position, she works to support Apprentice Teachers as well as graduates newly hired into the field.

When she isn’t working with Apprentice and Mentor Teachers at UAB or visiting our partner schools, she can usually be found at her cabin in the woods where she loves to swim, kayak, canoe, and entertain. She has two sons, Bobby (24) and John (21). She lives with her husband, Rob, and their dog, Hutto, and Jerry, the cat.