• My name is Mrs. Amy Kensinger and I will be your second grade teacher this year!  I am very excited to be teaching at Derry Township and working with such wonderful students and families!
     
     Here are some interesting facts to help you get to know me:
     
    Education:
    Masters in Curriculum and Instruction (M.S.)- Shippensburg University(2008)
     
    Masters in Organizational Development (M.A.)- Alliant International University- The Marshall Goldsmith School of Management (2006)
     
    Bachelors in Psychology(B.S.)- James Madison University(2005)
     
    Background with Children:
     
    With my undergraduate psychology degree,  I was an intern school counselor at Elkton Elementary in VA. In that position I counseled children, ran play therapy groups, and taught Character Counts to grades K-4.  After graduation, I worked as a Child Care Counselor at Kids Peace Psychiatric Hospital.  In California with my masters, I worked as a Educational Consultant at OASES  and realized I wanted to be in the classroom and not the boardroom. 
     
    With my Masters in Early Childhood Education, I taught 3rd/4th grade Learning Support at a neighboring district. In 2010, I worked at the Vista School's summer STAP camp here in Hershey.  I really enjoyed meeting new students and I learned a lot myself! 
     
      This will be my seventh year in 2nd grade at Hershey Elementary!  My first year at Hershey I taught 3rd grade.
     
    Fun Facts:
     
    During the summer I am fortunate to be home with both of my sons and our yellow Labrador Retriever, Morrison.  

    I grew up in
    Lopatcong, New Jersey and have been a resident of PA for a little over 10 years. 
     My hobbies include listening to music, watching movies, swimming, and enjoying the great outdoors.  I am an avid reader.  My favorite book series in 2nd grade was The Berstein Bears and my favorite children's author is Roald Dahl.   I love to dance; I was a dancer for 15 years.  I also love to travel and try to do so as much as possible.  I lived in Florence, Italy  and visited 14 foreign countries.  I have driven cross country twice, and have visited 43 of the 50 states.  My goal is to reach all 50!
     
    I am looking forward to learning from your children this year and getting to know each one of them on an individual basis!  Please feel free to contact me at any time.
     
    HAPPY LEARNING!!