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Amy Trenkle Adjunct Instructor School of Education

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Degrees
MA: International Education - George Washington University

Bio
Amy Trenkle is an eighth grade U.S. history teacher, National History Day sponsor, and Model UN advisor, at Alice Deal Middle School in Washington, D.C., where she has been teaching since 2012. She has been a teacher with DC Public Schools since 1999. She is a National Board Certified Teacher in early adolescence social studies/history, National Geographic Certified Teacher, has a Master’s in International Education from The George Washington University and currently is writing her thesis for her second Masters, this one, in American History. Amy believes in experiential learning, place based education, and using the museums in her city and across the country to make concrete connections for her students to their history curriculum. She loves teaching in DC because there are so many opportunities to bring her US History curriculum to life, through historic sites and memorial, museums, and speakers. She believes that in order to teach history effectively, she has to see where history happened. She has visited all 50 states, taught in Austria, lived in Belize, and has had the opportunity to study the education systems of Cuba, New Zealand, and Japan through fellowships in those countries. In December 2018 she traveled to Antarctica as a National Geographic Grosvenor Teacher Fellow. She has served on several teacher advisory boards to local museums and organizations, including the National Portrait Gallery, DC Area Educators for Social Justice, the Eisenhower Memorial, Smithsonian Center for Education and Museum Studies, the National Museum of American History, the Newseum, the Global Classrooms DC, the National Building Museum, and National Geographic's Teacher Advisory Council. During the summer and on her off time, she enjoys traveling internationally and spending time in National Parks with her husband and their dog, Spud.
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Teaching

Spring 2020

  • EDU-489 Meth, Matrl, Mgmt in Sec Ed II: Social Studies

Fall 2020

  • EDU-488 Meth, Matrl, Mgmt in Sec Ed I: Social Studies