• 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:
    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.