Amber is the AMLE 2018 Educator of the Year, finalist for New York
State 2022 Teacher of the Year, author of two books on differentiation
and student-centered education, and blogger for
ShareMyLesson, Association of MIddle-Level Educators, American
Federation of Teachers, and has guest columns in EdWeek and other
education publications. Amber is also the author of the soon-to-
be-published novel Palindromes.
Amber teaches 8th grade ELA at Frontier Middle School. She also teaches "Introduction to Differentiation" at Canisius College for their Masters in Differentiation program, and "Adolescent Literacy in a New Literacy World" for their Education department. Amber is a trainer who leads workshops on Differentiation, Using Twitter and Social Media to Promote Learning, Danielson's Domains, and Project-Based Learning, as well as leading book studies on her education books.
Amber holds her School District Leader certification and served for many years as the Director of Frontier Central School District's popular Regional Summer School. She co-piloted a program for at-risk students, REACH, and had excellent results, nearly eliminating behavioral issues and helping students through restorative practices, built-in counseling, and a focus on high academic expectations for all students. The program emphasized building positive habits to overcome obstacles, as well as relying heavily on the creation of a supportive community. Amber is in her third term as the president of the Frontier Central Teachers' Association. She was the recipient of the NYSUT E.D. #1 Leadership Award in 2022.