Amy is a teacher at Shades Valley High School, in Birmingham, Alabama, where she currently teaches AP U.S. History and Holocaust Studies. She received a Bachelor of Science in Social Work and a Masters of Education in Secondary Social Science from the University of Montevallo.
In addition to teaching, Amy was also the Co-Founder and Co-Director of Honor Flight Birmingham. From 2007-2012, Amy and other Honor Flight volunteers raised funds and took over 900 WWII veterans on 15 Honor Flights to Washington, D.C. to see their WWII Memorial. For her work with Honor Flight, Amy has received the 2011 Natalie Molton Gibbons Alumni Achievement Award from the University of Montevallo, Special Commendation from the Alabama Senior Citizens Hall of Fame, GAC Youth Leadership Program Veterans Supporter Award, and the National Veterans Day 2012 Soaring Eagle Award.
In December 2013, Amy received the Jewish Foundation for the Righteous Robert I. Goldman Award for Excellence in Holocaust Education. In 2014, Amy was accepted into the U.S. Holocaust Museum Teacher Fellowship Program, which is held in Washington, D.C. After completing this program in July 2015, Amy is recognized as a Teacher Fellow of the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum.
In 2017, Amy authored the book, Determined to Survive: A Story of Survival and One Teacher’s Passion to Bring That Story to Life. This book details the life and experiences of Holocaust survivor, Max Steinmetz, who lived in Birmingham, Alabama and passed away in March, 2021. In 2021, she authored a second book, Word Smugglers: A Story of Resistance in the Warsaw Ghetto. This book chronicles the story of Emanuel Ringelblum and a secret archive in the ghetto known as the Oyneg Shabes archive.