Amy Bindas

Amy Bindas has been in Educational Administration for over 25 years. She served fourteen of those years as principal of a diverse, inner city middle school of 1,000 students with an almost 80% poverty rate. She has experienced the deaths of three of her students. This is not only the story of the first death, but also of the hope that lessons learned have brought. Amy is the mother of two grown sons, Evan and Jordan, and has been married to her husband Steve for 23 years. In addition to her work in schools, she has taught classes to pre-service teachers as well as administrators in four colleges and universities. She has written two prior books on marriage, and speaks publicly about marriage, family, leadership, and education. Amy now serves students as the Director of Teaching and Learning in a rural district, and makes time to be a champion for 2-3 students a year.