Amy started her teaching career in Wichita Falls, Texas where she graduated in 1999 from Midwestern State University with a Bachelor of Science Interdisciplinary Studies - Special Education degree. In 2000, she moved to the Colorado Springs area. In 2008, she completed her Master of Arts degree in Information and Learning Technology-Teacher Librarian K-12 through CU Denver.
Amy has been an educator for 23 years. She has taught special education, regular education, gifted and talented, intervention, school librarian, and most recently higher education at UCCS. She has taught mostly in an elementary setting, but she taught a few years in the middle school setting as well. She is currently a part time gifted and talented teacher in CSSD 11 along with being part time faculty for UCCS. What she loves about being an educator is that it is delightfully unpredictable, and she truly does learn something new every day. She is looking forward to learning and growing together with UCCS' students, staff, and faculty.
She is thankful every day to live in CO. Whether it be relaxing on her patio, mountain biking, hiking, paddle boarding or camping, you will find her outdoors as much as possible. She always looks forward to spending time with my family and friends. She has been married 26 years to her husband, Dan. They met when they were both active duty in the Air Force. She has two adult children, her son Dempsey and her daughter Delaney. They have kept her very busy for the past 22 years and she has loved and learned from every minute.