Amy Reid

Published On: August 9th, 2023 | Categories: Staff Member |

Position: Spanish Teacher for grades 6-7

Education: Shenandoah University: Bachelors of Fine Arts in Spanish, Certificate of Translation and Interpretation in Spanish, 1st recipient the Elena Herrman award for Excellence in Spanish, graduated Summa Cum Laude.
Western Governors University: Masters of Science in Curriculum and Instruction, recipient of 3 Excellence in writing awards. Graduated with Distinction.

Certifications/Licensures: Certificate of Translation and Interpretation in Spanish, Virginia Postgraduate Professional License Spanish K-12.

Years of teaching experience: 20

At Powhatan Since: 2023

Bio: Amy was born and raised in Michigan and at the age of 21 served a mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints in Rosario, Argentina for a period of 18 months. While in Argentina Amy fell in love with the Spanish Language. Upon returning to Michigan, Amy packed up and moved to Utah to attend Brigham Young University. While there Amy started her family and decided to put her education on hold to concentrate on being a fulltime mother to her 3 daughters; Aryana, Aiza and Tessa. In 1998 Amy and her family moved to Virginia and Amy decided it was time to finish her degree and started taking classes at Lord Fairfax Community College to become a nurse. Amy met the Spanish teacher at LFCC, Elena Herrman, who was from Argentina, and would often stop by to take to Sra. Herrman about Argentina and the Spanish Language. It was Sra. Herrman who convinced Amy not to become a nurse, but to become a Spanish teacher. She introduced Amy to the Department Chair of World Language, Anna Lessman-St. Claire at Shenandoah University who took Amy under her wing and put her on the path to become a Spanish teacher. After receiving her degree in Spanish she was hired by Clarke County Schools to teach Spanish at Johnson-Williams Middle School and has taught there for 20 years before coming to Powhatan.

Hobbies: Spending time with family, especially my 4 grandchildren. Doing puzzles, reading books, gardening, card games, and learning new things.

Favorite Quote: “To have another language is to possess another soul” – attributed to Charlemange the Great, the first Holy Roman Emperor.

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