Amy Walter is a Research Scholar with the Friday Institute. A life-long learner and teacher, Amy initially earned undergraduate degrees from Appalachian State University as a North Carolina Teaching Fellow and continues to seek new opportunities to strengthen her own instructional skills, earning her master’s degree in English/Literature (ASU) and completing certifications in school administration (UNC Wilmington) and teaching exceptional (academically/intellectually gifted) children (UNC Charlotte). Amy is proud to have been a National Board Certified Teacher since 2001. Coupled with her vast experience in schools, Amy’s personal learning journey allows her to bring research to practice.
Before joining The Friday Institute’s PLLC team, Amy was a classroom teacher, intervention coordinator, and instructional facilitator in Caldwell and Wake County Public School Systems. Her work focuses on increasing student engagement, breaking down barriers to educational success, and designing accessible learning opportunities so that all students achieve at high levels. Amy has been on opening teams for three new schools, working to establish a strong culture while ensuring quality instruction. At the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, Amy created and facilitated professional development for the quick change to online learning. Amy is skilled at working with school leadership teams as well as individual educators.