Amy Adams

Major Contribution to Ravenna Schools

Amy Lyn (Myers) Adams is the daughter of Donald and Irene Myers of Ravenna, born, February 13, 1961. She attended Ravenna School District through the twelfth grade at West Park Elementary, Brown Middle and Ravenna High School. Amy completed her Bachelor Degree in Education from Bowling Green State University and her Master’s Degree from Kent State University. She was employed by the Ravenna School District as a special education and elementary education teacher for the majority of her teaching career at West Main, Willyard and Carlin Elementary schools.

She was the one of the first teachers in the Ravenna School District to earn National Board Teacher Certification (1994) and was invited to visit the White House. She went on to mentor other teachers pursuing this certification. Amy served the district beyond the classroom in a variety of ways. Several notable ones include her leadership as Chairperson of the Ravenna Local Professional Development Committee, as a Staff Development Leader, a University Adjunct Professor; a Grade Level Chairperson and as a mentor of pre-service teachers throughout her thirty year career. She has presented at local, state and national education organization programs. She worked to improve delivery of education to children through various district and university school improvement initiatives during her career.

Upon retirement from Ravenna School District in 2013, she served as a Resident Educator Mentor and has served on the United Way Education Advisory Council. She helped to establish and further develop the 21st Century Community Learning Centers after-school programs at Brown Middle and Ravenna High Schools. She serves as Director and Grants Coordinator for these programs and is employed with the Community Action Council of Portage County.

Amy is married to David Adams and has two sons, Michael and Patrick, who are also Ravenna Alumni and graduates of BGSU.

Amy credits her family, friends, colleagues, schools and community for providing her with the learning experiences and encouragement needed to accomplish her professional goals and achievements. She honors her parents for teaching her to have a strong work ethic and to give back to her community.

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