Amy received both elementary and secondary teaching credentials from San Francisco State University and has been both a full inclusion and co-Teacher. She has over 15 years experience teaching in both Marin and San Francisco, from remedial to Advanced Placement courses. Amy is trained in current best pedagogical practices and the Common Core Curriculum, has extensive experience with diverse learners, and is able to meet learners' unique needs with appropriate, relevant curriculum.
In addition to classroom teaching, Amy was also a Special Education teacher's aide helping with reading remediation and implementing IEP goals and wrote high school courses aligned with national curriculum for the Pearson Foundation. Her recent professional development from UC Riverside and the Association of Educational Therapists includes training in dyslexia, ADHD, learning and processing differences, Special Education law, and creating meaningful, effective IEP and 504 Plan accommodations.
She has been trained by the National Academy Foundation, the Buck Institute, Stanford University's Protocol for Language Arts Teaching Observation, Kate Kinsella, Jane Schaffer and the Bay Area Writing Project. Amy is a National Endowment for the Humanities Grant Recipient, UC San Diego Outstanding Teacher, and National Alliance of Artists and Writers Silver Medal Recipient.