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Meet the Captain
Amy Spies began teaching intermediate elementary after receiving her BA and MA in elementary education in Florida. Upon completing AFT's Thinking Mathematics professional development, she taught middle grades mathematics for eight years. During that time her involvement with Thinking Mathematics continued and she became a national trainer and served on AFT's Common Core Cadre. As part of the cadre she reviewed drafts of the Common Core Mathematics Standards, reviewed MARS assessment tasks, as well as helped re-align Thinking Mathematics to CCSSM. She has since returned to teaching elementary students and has been actively involved in organizing and facilitating Parent Nights for better CCSSM understanding. Her math videos and lessons are featured on LearnZillion.com, TeachingChannel.org, ShareMyLesson.com, and CPALMS.org. In addition to teaching full time, she facilitates numerous professional development opportunities for teachers. She also works as Florida State Captain for Student Achievement Partners Core Advocates. The past two summers she served as a Classroom Innovator Teacher for The New Teacher Project's Good to Great Summer Institutes.