Sixth Grade English



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 orange reading teacher.  This is my 10th year teaching middle school language arts.  I'm originally from Illinois (my family still lives there).  My husband (Matt) and I moved to the Springs 4 years ago 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: Cross Country and Track

Reading and writing have always been passions of mine, so I hope to cultivate that same love for reading in my students.