Jennifer Amy

Jennifer Amy

Hi there!

I’m Jennifer Amy.  I’ve been teaching for over 25 years with 15 years of experience in the area of Learning Disabilities in Canada, the United States and Australia.  I have specialist training in the Orton-Gillingham Program for Students with Dyslexia and have been a classroom teacher, specialist tutor/trainer, coordinator of non-profit organisations supporting people with learning disabilities, as well as a college lecturer delivering programs for adults with dyslexia.  Now residing in Saskatoon, I’m writing my dissertation for the Doctorate of Education Program (EdD) through Murdoch University in Western Australia, where my research is focused on teacher perceptions of students with special needs and the delivery of inclusive education.

I have been married for over 18 years to my mining engineer husband, Harold, and have a son named Jacob who is almost 15.  We also have an Irish terrier named Angus.

I have lived in Canada (Kingston, Brockville, Montreal, Toronto, Calgary, Vancouver and Saskatoon), the United States (Austin, Texas), England (London) and Western Australia (Perth & Bunbury) and have travelled extensively around the globe: sunbathed in Greece; celebrated the millenium of Dublin; spent New Year’s Eve at the pyramids;  trekked through the jungles of Malaysia; stood in Red Square in Moscow; went on an African safari and saw the Big 5; and climbed Mount Kilimanjaro.

I have recently returned to Canada and have had the pleasure of working with the Community Services of Kitimat, BC and most recently the Learning Disabilities Association of Saskatchewan.

I love alternative music, dancing, art, pop culture, shopping, fine wine and a Dairy Queen pecan mudslide.

I’m always planning my next adventure and am presently organizing a trip to Santiago, Chile.  Of course, I’m looking forward to the next teaching adventure in Inclusive Education too!

Responses

  1. Hey Jen

    Funny what a search on google sometimes throws up, I was looking for something completely different when I spotted your name further down the page, I thought nah couldn’t be the same Jennifer I know, but it was! Like the bio, been to Chiang Mai myself, cool place probably my favourite place in Thailand. Anyway nice to see your doing well down under, can’t believe you’ve been hitched for 17 years, where has the time gone eh! Heard Angies bad news re the flying Dutchman, I thought I was terrible when it comes to relationships! Couldn’t resist the chance to say hi seems like a long time since we 3 went out in Twickenham, if your ever back in these parts give me shout there’ll always be a pint of Guinness waiting for you.

    Take care and good luck with the PhD (assuming this is a recent post)

    Love and best wishes

    Eddie


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