Sixth Grade English

Mrs. Amy Balk



Degrees and Certifications:

- Bachelor of Arts in English - Loras College, Dubuque, Iowa - Master of Arts in Secondary Education - St. Xavier University, Chicago, IL

Mrs. Amy Balk

Hello Firebird Nation!  My name is Amy Balk.  I'm the 6th grade gold reading teacher.  This is my 6th year teaching middle school language arts.  I'm originally from Illinois (my family still lives there), but for the past 5 years I've been living and teaching in Indiana.  My husband (Matt) and I moved to the Springs because he accepted a job at UCCS.  

A few facts about me:

- Hobbies: reading, running, traveling, cooking, baking, trying new restaurants, biking and hiking

- Pets: a dog named Stella (30 lb border collie/beagle mix)

- Coaching: assistant cross country.  I have also coached track in the past.

Reading and writing have always been passions of mine, so I hope to cultivate that same love for reading in my students.  I can't wait to get to know my new students, my new school, and my new state!