Amy Ballard is a high school math teacher and part-time instructional coach at Brashier Middle College Charter High School in Simpsonville, SC. She is in her 18th year of education and absolutely loves it! She has held a variety of jobs in the field of education including adjunct professor, teacher, administrator, and coach. Amy is an ASCD Emerging Leader (Class of 2018) and received her PhD in Educational Leadership from the University of South Carolina in 2010. She and her husband, along with their 2 children, live in the upstate of South Carolina.