Amy has been teaching 9th grade World History and 11th grade AP U.S. History at the Academy of the Pacific Rim for seven years. Her central focus has been on improving students’ literacy skills. This year she is developing and teaching a 12th grade honors civics class focused on global issues and citizenship. Although a Massachusetts native, Amy came to the Academy from Seattle where she worked for one year at Renton High School. Through her work in diverse urban schools and her many travels abroad she has developed a passion for teaching students to become critical and compassionate global citizens, equipped and inspired to create change in their communities. Amy is also a Choices Teaching Fellow conducting workshops across the region on deliberation using the Choices curriculum. In addition she is a Lead Teacher and workshop presenter for Primary Source in Watertown, MA. Amy received her B.A. from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst and her Master’s in Teaching from the University of Washington in Seattle.