Amy Kalinchuk

Denver, Colorado

Winner of Winslow Coyne Reitnouer Excellence in Teaching Award

Amy is a special education teacher at Hamilton Middle School, Denver Public Schools; Denver CO. She is passionate about inspiring a love of literacy for her students and incorporates colorful creativity in her approach to teaching. Amy invites the parents and family members of her students to take part in their reading experience, creating a community of learning around them at home as well as at school; and she is gifted at showing students just how much they can achieve when they learn to advocate for themselves. For the past several years Amy has greatly expanded her knowledge around working with students who learn differently through a wide array of training, webinars, and conferences; and she is recognized by her principal at Hamilton as a leader in conveying best practices to her fellow faculty members. Hear Amy's acceptance speech below