Amy Stenlund currently teaches in Fairfax County Public Schools in Northern Virginia. She has been in field of education since 2004. She initially earned a BA in Psychology and later received her Master of Education in Curriculum and Instruction focusing on English Language Learners from Concordia University in Portland, OR. She has experience teaching Pre-kindergarten, kindergarten and first grade; additionally Amy has worked in multiple educational settings including camping, daycare, and adult education. In her spare time, Amy enjoys playing with her rescue dogs, spending time in her craft room, creating greeting cards, and reading. Amy’s Responsive Classroom journey began when she read the book, <The Power of Our Words, by Paula Denton. After being hired at her current school, where Responsive Classroom is used school wide she saw the positive impact it had on students and she believes RC has made her a better teacher. Amy is thrilled to be sharing her passion for the Responsive Classroom Approach as a Consulting Teacher.