Amy McAvoy

Here’s a new nomination we received.  It’s from Tyler McAvoy (’12), an intern in the Be the Change office.  Tyler is nominating his mom, Amy Custer McAvoy (’81, ’84M), a teacher in Rockingham County Public Schools who is impacting her students by going the extra mile to help them succeed.  Here’s what Tyler says:

My mom is an amazing teacher, and I’m not just being biased.  Last year she won Teacher of the Year at Pence Middle School along with writing and winning many grants to support afterschool remedial education. She also tutors students in the evening in their homes, going to some of the roughest neighborhoods in the area to help students learn how to read. And it has paid off. I don’t know the exact figures, but many of the students she’s taught have consistently achieved higher reading scores after leaving her classroom.


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One Response to Amy McAvoy

  1. Margo Jantzi says:

    I whole heartedly agree with Tyler’s nomination. It was a delight to work with Amy McAoy. I saw students become excited about reading. With a calm loving approach Amy teaches skills that build a strong foundation for 21st century learning success.


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