Amy Conger grew up between Santa Barbara and Maui for her formative years. She then attended The Colorado College, played Division 1 soccer, and earned a BA in Psychology with a minor in Education. She has been teaching neurodiverse students in the Bay Area since 1997, starting her teaching career with 1st-2nd graders at The Kittredge School. After recognizing her fascination with learning variability, she started her dual Masters of Special Education and Educational Therapy degrees as well as her teaching credential at San Francisco State University. While teaching 3rd grade at The Charles Armstrong School in Belmont for 5 years, she was trained in the teaching methodologies of Orton Gillingham/Slingerland, LindaMood Bell and Making Math Real. After five years at CAS, she then began her private Educational Therapy practice and since 2004, she has been thrilled to be working with the students, faculty, and families as the Middle School Learning Specialist and Coordinator for the K-8 Student Support Services program at Hamlin. She was a founding member of the Hamlin School Eco-Council and continues to be dedicated to the school’s sustainability practices, the Middle School Environmental Ambassadors Committee (EAC), and planning the annual Earth Day celebrations.
Over the years, Amy has attended and presented at local and national conferences on learning and Special Education, has led parent meetings on Neurodiversity, and utilized her Critical Friends Group Training (through the NSRF) on many occasions. After two years on the Salvation Army KROC’s Advisory Council, she established a summer reading intervention program, has volunteered with KIPP schools, and looks for opportunities to support her community through fundraising for local organizations with her friends at their annual Jingle Jog on Chrissy Field. Although her athletic pinnacle was playing Division 1 soccer, she has found her outdoor passions ignited through trail running, road cycling, and outdoor yoga.
Amy is currently honing her finger painting and puzzle skills with her 2 year old, and lives very happily with her daughter and husband in Marin County.