Amy is a certificated Educational Therapist and credentialed teacher English, Social Studies and English Language Development. With over 20 years’ classroom experience teaching students of all levels and abilities, from Reading Remediation to AP English Literature, Amy uses her expertise in learning and school systems to help students with learning differences grow confidence and facility with school.
Amy’s student-centered strengths-based approach includes academic remediation and enrichment, executive skills training, admissions essay guidance and academic assessments for middle and high school students and their families in Mill Valley, where she has maintained a private practice since 2011. She also conducts professional development for educators and parents on literacy development and understanding the role of executive functioning in school success.
In addition to her Educational Therapy certification and teaching credentials, Amy has been trained by the National Academy Foundation, the Buck Institute, Stanford University's Protocol for Language Arts Teaching Observation, Kate Kinsella, Jane Schaffer and the Bay Area Writing Project. Amy is a National Endowment for the Humanities Grant Recipient, UC San Diego Outstanding Teacher Awardee and National Alliance of Artists and Writers Silver Medal Recipient. She is a member of the Association of Educational Therapists, the International Dyslexia Association, It Takes a Village and Marin Educators in Private Practice.