Hi, I'm Amy. I lead the Education and EdTech practice at Cantina. I have taught Spanish and ESL courses at every level — middle school, high school, college and adult education, and I have a passion for learning about cultures other than my own. I strive to design and develop educational experiences that delight users and, most importantly, that improve student outcomes and engagement.
Through my work in the publishing and education technology industries, I have developed an expertise in learning methodologies and educational trends. Hundreds of textbooks and digital products, in all discipline areas and for all grade levels, have come across my desk. One of my proudest and most successful projects was the conception, design, and management of "Temas," a market-leading AP Spanish program for Vista Higher Learning.
Before joining Cantina, I co-founded Convergent Learning, an education consulting company providing strategic and operational services focused on K-12 and Higher Education. As a consultant at Convergent, I worked with the Massachusetts Personalized Learning EdTech (MAPLE) Consortium, helping to author the Andover Bright Spot Profile for districts considering a shift in their learning systems from traditional models to personalized learning strategies.
Areas of Expertise & Interest:
Adaptive and Personalized Learning, Design Thinking, Spaced Repetition Theory, Competency-Based Learning, Social-Emotional Learning, and Project-Based Learning.
Other Fun Facts:
I am passionate about diversity, inclusion and equity. I love musical theater, as well as indie, documentary and foreign-language films. I played college tennis and still follow the professional tour. I am a Words With Friends phenom.
B.A., Spanish - Dartmouth College
M.A., Spanish Language and Translation - New York University
Ph.D. (All But Dissertation), Latin American Literature - Duke University