Amy is an English, humanities, art, and life skills teacher at Fusion Academy. She earned her B.A. in English literature from Augustana College, her M.A.T. in Education from The University of Chicago, and is currently finishing her M.A. in Literature from Northwestern University. Before coming to Fusion, she taught for 13 years at Lockport Township High School and 3 years at the Center for Talent Development, Northwestern's gifted enrichment program for students pre-K through 8th grade. She specializes in interdisciplinary study, especially the strong connection between the visual arts and literary arts. She is also a member of the Arts Guild of Lockport (TAGOL) and shows her paintings and sculptures in many galleries throughout the Chicago area.
Amy enjoys learning new things and jumping into new passion projects. She loves to swim and bike, and has completed every distance of triathlon from sprint to iron. In the summer, she rides her bike to her local YMCA and works as a lifeguard and aqua yoga instructor. She has recently learned guitar, refreshed her Spanish, and is trying to learn French. She loves reading, drawing, thinking, singing, and exploring new nature spots with her dog. Her husband and two daughters are all beautiful, unique people who bring her much joy.