Amy Vickrey is a mother of a six-year-old and almost two-year-old, and the wife and caregiver of a disabled veteran who struggles with health issues and PTSD. Her homeschool journey began over 20 years ago when she saw how homeschooling enabled her sister who had memory issues and fell through the crack at school, to graduate and go to college. Amy knew then she wanted to implement what she saw then – the love and individual attention – into her own teaching. She now homeschools her two boys and loves every minute of it! Having completed the first year of their homeschool journey, she is looking forward to many more to come!
Amy came from the world of public school where she taught with a focus in early childhood or special education in elementary however she has worked through all levels of education. Amy has also worked in a leadership role to help create the scope and sequence for a PreK curriculum in a major San Antonio area school district and spent many hours modifying curriculum and planning accommodations for students with various disabilities. She also helped improve the Alternative Elementary School program in the same district and began social skills instruction to help students return to their campus better equipped to deal with difficult situations.
Amy holds a Masters of Science in Education, Curriculum, and Instruction, from the University of Central Missouri and a Bachelors of Science in Interdisciplinary Studies from Texas State University. Also, she spent 2 years of college studying Interpretation for the Deaf and Deaf Studies and knows American Sign Language. Her teaching certifications include Special Education, English as a Second Language and Generalist (early childhood through fourth). She is now part of the Thinking and Learning Center and loves the discovery approach to learning. Teaching children how to learn will help them reach their goals and dreams.
Amy Vickrey states, “My passion for learning and being a lifelong learner is something I want to pass on to the children I teach, as well as my own children. Making learning fun and engaging is important part of this process. My goal is to lift others up to help them achieve their own goals and dreams.