I’m Dr. Amy and I’ve been teaching since I was big enough to carry around a chalkboard. From “teaching” my cousins to being a University professor to being a math and science tutor, I have been teaching in one way or another for over 25 years. My favorite teaching and tutoring experiences involve creative, hands-on activities. I have learned to identify students’ individual learning styles and tailor subjects to their interests, strengths, and skills. But besides teaching content, one of my main goals is helping students develop their own “toolbox” of skills that will make them adaptable, marketable, and well-prepared for college and beyond.
Between college* and returning to my passion of teaching, I worked in the oil industry for a major Fortune 500 corporation. Based on work I did in those five years, I have been granted several U.S. and world patents in the fields of nanotechnology, engineering, and other oil industry applications (7 and counting). I bring this same creativity and innovation to teaching the students at The Academy.
My personal interests include bicycling (on- and off-road), volunteering for the Houston Area Women’s Center, and sewing anything that will give me a challenge. One of my first sewing projects was notoriously hard because I tackled French seams without having sewn anything remotely like it before. I also like to donate some of my projects to fundraisers for various causes. I’m married to a spectacular husband and have two spoiled dogs. I look forward to helping your child succeed!
B.S. in Natural Resources Management from the University of Tennessee (Martin)
B.S. in Geology from the University of Tennessee (Martin)
M.S. in Geology from the University of Tennessee (Knoxville)
Ph.D. in Geology (Geochemistry emphasis) from the University of California (Davis)
NSF – IGERT Fellow (Nanomaterials in the Environment, Agriculture, and Technology)
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