School of Education, Teaching and Health
MA: International Education - George Washington University
Amy Trenkle is an eighth grade U.S. history teacher at Alice Deal Middle School in Washington, D.C. She has been teaching in DCPS since 1999 and spent a year teaching at the American International School in Salzburg. She is a National Board Certified Teacher in early adolescence social studies/history. Amy believes in experiential learning and using the museums in her city and across the country to make concrete connections for her students to their history curriculum. She has served on several advisory boards to local museums and is an active participant in the National Council for the Social Studies, National Council for History Education, and DC Geographic Alliance. She has served as a Teacher-2-Teacher Training Corps Member with the Department of Education. She has written curriculum for the National Endowment for the Humanities and the We the People Trolley Tour Consortium, as well as helped to develop standards guides and pacing charts within DC Public Schools. Amy was the recipient of the DC History Teacher of the Year Award in 2005 as sponsored by the Gilder-Lehrman Institute. During the summer and on her off time, she enjoys spending time in National Parks with her husband and their dog, Soba.