Amy has worked with Open Doors Academy for the past five years. She began her ODA career as a campus coordinator and after three years, was promoted to Campus Manager, overseeing five campuses, and training and development. She served a year as Middle School Education director and then another as Director of Programming before being promoted to Chief Program Officer.
Amy is a graduate of Hiram College where she earned a Bachelor of Art in English Literature with a Minor in Arabic Language. While at Hiram, Amy was an orientation leader, member of community council, secretary of the Sigma Alpha Pi leadership program, and a teaching assistant. During her junior year at Hiram Amy received the Omicron Delta Kappa award presented to two students each year that exhibit outstanding leadership qualities both inside and outside of the classroom. Amy’s passion for curricular and co curricular involvement led her to continue her education at Miami University where she received a Master of Science in Student Affairs in Higher Education. As a graduate student at Miami, Amy worked as a learning assistant in the Rinella Learning Center. At the learning center she taught a college study strategies course and was the graduate assistant coordinator for the Academic Coaching program.
Prior to joining the Open Doors family, Amy was a lead instructor at Sylvan Learning Center and a fourth grade paraprofessional at Pinnacle Academy. Through these experiences, Amy found her true calling in teaching and mentoring youth. “I feel that Open Doors offers such a unique and exciting opportunity that was sometimes missing from the classroom. I am excited to grow and learn with my students through this innovative and rewarding program”.
Amy spent three years as the Program Coordinator at St. Pauls/Roxboro. During that time, Amy enjoyed developing strong relationships with the Roxboro students; especially the young females. In strengthening the relationship between Open Doors and St. Pauls Church, Amy and her team were able to work toward a collaborative relationship amongst the community and the scholars in the Cleveland Heights neighborhood. In her fifth year, Amy is excited to serve as ODA’s director of programming, responsible for overseeing all programs at it’s 13 campuses.
In her free time, Amy enjoys baking, cooking, and being active. She loves running, being crafty, and anything on the Food Network and HGTV. The most important part of her life is being able to spend as much time as she can with her family. Amy is looking forward to the expansion of Open Doors and presence within North East Ohio.