An inspiring teacher with a commitment to professional development, Amy Kenton
has enjoyed a long and successful career in Long Island schools, expanding her abilities in teaching, educational leadership, and school policy development. Ms. Kenton began her educational career in 1988 teaching global studies and American history at Saint Demetrios Greek-American School in Astoria, New York. Since then, she has worked at 5 other schools in an educational career measuring 23 years. Amy Kenton has demonstrated a knack for developing new classes and curricula. During her time at Mineola Union Free School District (UFSD), Ms. Kenton created new classes in the social studies discipline that focused on human rights and journalism. While at Montauk Public School, Ms. Kenton administered professional development workshops for teachers, as well as remedial English as a Second Language (ESL) and Assisted Intervention Services (AIS) programs for students. She also worked as the Chairperson of the Curriculum Committee during this time, revising and implementing policy for Montauk’s programs and schedules. Amy Kenton has taken active steps to update and integrate new technology and software wherever possible. She made use of student data recording and reporting systems at Montauk, East Hampton, and Baldwin schools, and in all three instances, she was appointed to the position of Chief Information Officer.Amy Kenton’s resume in education is not restricted to Long Island schools. She worked as a freelance writer for The New York Times in 1998 and as a curriculum developer for Kaplan College in 2003.Amy Kenton has won five fellowships during her time teaching, most notably the Congressional James Madison Memorial Fellowship in 1997. Having earned a total of three Master’s degrees since completing her undergraduate study in 1986, she is currently pursuing her EdD at Hofstra University. She resides in Roslyn Heights, New York.