Chief Program Officer
Amy joined Leading Educators from The Academy for Urban School Leadership (AUSL), where she served as a principal and director of principals for a network of Chicago Public Schools, focusing on teacher development programming and turnaround schools. While at AUSL, Amy designed and implemented leadership development opportunities for teams at 32 schools. Prior to this, she was a faculty member at the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC), where she founded and directed a graduate program preparing teachers specifically for high need school transformation. She also was an elementary teacher and teacher leader in Chicago Public Schools. Amy holds a B.A. in Chinese Language and Literature from The University of Iowa and a M.A.T from National Louis University with a focus on minority language education. She has completed doctoral coursework at UIC in curriculum and instruction and urban school leadership.