Amy grew up exploring the mountains, deserts, and rivers of Colorado, New Mexico, and Arizona. After earning a B.A. in Humanities at Fort Lewis College, she spent three years living and working in a small fishing village on the coast of Ecuador. Amy and her husband Brian then spent the next ten years living in Panama where they had their two sons, worked on a coastal conservation project, and were blessed with extraordinary ocean and tropical experiences. Upon returning to the U.S. Amy has combined her love of language and culture with her desire to positively impact the lives of young people through teaching. Passionate about authentic language acquisition and student centered classrooms, she is thrilled to join the Sage School community. Having recently relocated to the Wood River Valley, Amy and her family are in awe of all that the area has to offer and know that they have found “home”. She enjoys travel, cooking, hiking, dance, theater, wildflowers, and swimming holes. Amy’s greatest joy is her family and her two boys who serve as a constant reminder to stay present and to live every day in gratitude.