Amethyst was born in Durham, NC. As the eldest of many siblings, she always knew she wanted to be a teacher of young minds. Nothing touches her more deeply than watching children grow and learn. Seeing the wonder in their eyes when they encounter something new gives her such joy. She believes the benefits of nature are immeasurable as a teacher and as a person. She is happiest hiking, jumping in puddles or chasing bugs with her little friends. On the weekends, you can find her enjoying the outdoors with her husband, two daughters, and two dogs. She believes children have so much to offer and is grateful to come to school each day to travel on this journey with them.