My name is Amy Suhr, and I will be the fifth-grade teacher this year. I have 19 years total of classroom teaching experience. This is my fourth year at Discovery School, where I taught fourth grade for two years and fifth grade last year. I am originally from Kansas City, Missouri, USA, and graduated from William Jewell College in Liberty, Missouri in 1995 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in both Elementary Education and Spanish. I taught in the same elementary school in the Independence Missouri School District for 16 years (alternating between grades 3, 4, and 5, as well as serving as the library media specialist) and earned my Masters of Education degree in 2001.
I am active in an organization called Friends United, Inc. which is based in Kansas City and Tegucigalpa, and provides Honduran public school teachers with training and support materials. It was this organization that first brought me to Honduras in 2010 on a working tour, and in 2013 I moved to Copán Ruinas to support teachers and schools in the rural mountain villages. In 2014, I moved here to Tegucigalpa to work for Discovery School, but I still maintain some projects in Copán through my small non-profit organization Project Ascend, and I continue to work on an as-needed basis for Friends United.
I am so excited to be back at Discovery, and to be working with your children in this year! I have a great passion for teaching and learning, and Discovery School is a perfect match for my student-centered, active learning philosophy. We have lots of engaging learning experiences planned, and I can’t wait to be a part of your child’s education!