Amy Hawkins

Support & After School Guide

 Amy works with children in:

Hello Families,

I feel so privileged to be a part of the Athena team for my third year! I could feel the serenity the first time I walked on campus and immediately knew I would feel at home here.  I have always been an advocate of focusing on the child, beautifully prepared environments, and allowing creativity and discovery at an early age.

My journey in early childhood began when I was at the University of Texas working in a preschool program at the Texas School for the Deaf. While I loved special education, my heart was pulling me to explore further with the curiosity and creative minds of preschoolers and alternative types of education. I feel that working with this age and nurturing a curious mindsets a foundation for a love of learning that can last the rest of their lives. Since then, I have completed a Master’s degree in Elementary Education and over the past few years have worked with various ages ranging from infants through kindergarten, including special education, in both private and public school settings. Most recently I was working in a Reggio Emilia setting, which had a strong emphasis on individual and collaborative art, using recycled materials, and following the child’s interests. I look forward to bringing some of those techniques to both the Athena After School Program and the Creative Day Program with our three year olds who have grown out of their nap.

Outside the classroom, I enjoy spending time with friends, family, and my cat, Juniper. I love all things crafty, quilting, cooking, guitar, and growing my succulent garden. I am honored to further my own education in a supportive community and be a part of these formative years with your children. Every day with children is exciting!

I look forward to getting to know you and your family!