Amy Junge

Director of Teacher-Powered Schools

Amy is a former California public elementary and middle school teacher and assistant principal. She began working in education policy with Education Evolving in 2009, studying teacher-powered schools. Amy helped research and write, Trusting Teachers with School Success: What Happens When Teachers Call the Shots (2012) with Kim Farris-Berg and Ed Dirkswager. Since the book's publication, Amy has continued to research and support teacher-powered teacher teams. Today, she is proud to serve as the Director of Teacher-Powered Schools working with innovative educator leaders around the nation.

Amy earned a bachelor of arts degree from Northwestern University and a master's degree from the University of California at Santa Barbara. She currently lives in southern California with her husband and three children and enjoys photography, reading, and cooking.

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About Education Evolving

Education Evolving is a Minnesota-based nonprofit organization working to improve public education.

Our mission is to advance student-centered learning for all students, by supporting teachers designing and leading schools, and by advocating for policy that catalyzes community-led innovation.

Our founders and leaders have been instrumental in innovations such as open enrollment and public school choice, the nation's first charter school law, and schools designed and run by teachers.

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