Amelia Landay, 3rd Grade Teaching Fellow
Ami joined Capital City in August 2017 and is a former Capital City student! She holds a Bachelor of Science in Middle School Education from the University of Vermont, where she graduated cum laude, and received the Spirit of Teaching Award from the education department. She is currently enrolled in the Master in Teaching program at Trinity University.
Ami spent the past summer participating in the Center for Inspired Teacher's Summer Institute. She has also attended conferences on makerspaces and outdoor recreation facilitation. Even though this will be her first year as a classroom teacher, Ami has been working with children in many different environments, from schools to wilderness settings.
Prior to returning to Capital City, Ami facilitated challenge and ropes course experiences with Outward Bound in Boston and later worked as a wilderness therapy instructor with teens in crisis in Utah and as a paraprofessional in an elementary school classroom in Salt Lake City, Utah.
Ami has aspirations to learn Spanish and considers herself an adventurer at heart. During her free time she likes to get into the mountains to hike or camp, play soccer in local pick-up soccer games, read novels and write in her journal about important restoration activities that she enjoys as well. She loves to laugh and hear a good story. If you have a story to tell her, she is always ready to listen. If she had a superpower, it would be to speak every language in the world, and her favorite spirit animal is a golden retriever puppy.