Amy Schmidt is a life-long educator and student advocate. Her passions include teaching, coaching, mentoring, and volunteering to lift up others and help those around her become the best version of themselves.
How does she do this? By listening and and learning--fundamental elements necessary for growth.
Amy's shift from public education to life coaching has enabled her to apply her servant's heart and gifts of encouragement and enrichment, helping others focus on finding clarity and purpose in career transitions, personal growth, and more. She is highly energetic, highly empathetic, and the right coach to have in your corner!
Amy has volunteered for a number of North Texas art events, Dallas's Office of Arts and Culture projects (as a panelist), and Special Olympics of Texas. Her personal interests include writing, gardening, and caring doe her "fur babies." She is often in her home studio creating kiln-formed glass, watercolors, and mixed-media art.
16 years of classroom education, 3-8th grades, primarily reading/language arts, ESL, and gifted education.
Gifted and Talented Supplemental
Adult ESL and Foundational Reading/Writing courses at Tarrant County College, South Campus
Developed, designed, published 6-10th grade reading/language arts and Pre-AP coursework.
Published content to learning management systems.
Lead teams of teacher curriculum writers.
Facilitate professional development for elementary, middle, and high school content and district initiatives.
Delivered training on district learning management systems and programs.
Deliver curriculum and best practice updates to educators, administrators, and executive directors.
Coached classroom teachers at all levels.
Graduate assistant for Pre-Collegiate Programs at Center for Gifted Education, William and Mary.
Coordinated and facilitated national and state conferences on gifted education for educators, administrators, and parents.
Facilitated summer and Saturday enrichment programs for gifted students.
Delivered content in parent workshops, networking events, and conferences.
Coordinated vendor, talent, and speaker arrangements and bookings.
Hired and managed program employees and volunteers.
Created and distributed program literature and advertisement.
University of Dallas, Irving, TX. BA Elementary Education. Minor in Literature and Philosophy
Concordia University Texas, M.Ed. Education Administration. Focus on Gifted Education, specifically Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Gifted
College of William and Mary, (ABA) Ph.D. Educational Policy, Planning, Leadership and Gifted Administration. Focus on Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Gifted, Overexcitabilities/Hypersensitivities, and College Transitions.