Amy, who continues to develop her signing skills, has been involved with cued language at both regional and national levels since 1987. She earned a Master’s in Education of the Deaf from Smith College and a Bachelor of Science Education from Bucknell University, where she first began to learn sign language. Amy worked as a communication specialist and teacher for Montgomery County Public Schools’ Programs for students who are Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing working with signing, cueing, and oral students.
Currently, in addition to being the Director of Events and Membership for VALIDEAF, Amy is the NCSA Instructor Certification Chair. Previously she served the NCSA as Executive Director, Director of Programs (initiating workshops and camps across the United States), and Regional Director for the Capital Area (MD, DC, VA, WV). Amy was the director and assistant of Cue Camp Friendship in Maryland for many years and was the first president of the MDCSA.
Most recently Amy worked as an associate in the Development Office of Washington Episcopal School where she further cultivated her skills as an event organizer, fundraiser, and database manager.
Amy lives in Bethesda, MD, and brings a wealth of experience, knowledge, and expertise to the VALIDEAF team as a result of all the skills she has acquired