Amy Dickson is thrilled to return to the Burlington area to join the work of the Partnership for Change as the 2013-14 Teaching and Learning Environments Fellow. A Burlington native and a Class of ’95 BHS graduate, Amy has spent the past ten years studying and teaching biology in the Boston area. Most of this work was at Prospect Hill Academy, an innovative charter school in Cambridge, MA, where Amy taught biology, led the science department, and mentored incoming math and science teachers. This work fueled Amy’s passion for collaborating with other teachers to design student-centered, skills-based curricula and service learning-driven projects and courses. Amy is excited to immerse herself in the classrooms of WMHS and BHS and to continue learning how to create environments that are invigorating and sustaining for students and teachers alike.
Amy graduated from Swarthmore College with a bachelor’s degree in biology, and earned her Master of Arts in Teaching, with a focus on biology, from Smith College. She has a deep passion for teaching and learning science, with particular interests in molecular biology, genetics, and bio-inspired design. In her free time, Amy is an avid runner, hiker, gardener, and nordic skier. She is celebrating her return to Vermont by spending as much time outdoors as possible!