Amy accidentally discovered her love of working with children over a decade ago while employed as a technical services librarian in Granville County.  While she spent much of her time fighting with the library’s misbehaving computers, she noticed her colleague in children’s services was having much more fun leading children’s story times. She soon transitioned to a children’s services librarian position in Wake County and remained there until the birth of her daughter in 2008.  Her family grew again in 2010 with the birth of a son. After her younger child began kindergarten in 2015, Amy taught in a half-day preschool in Chapel Hill for two years before joining The Little School at Duke. Amy earned a BA in Religious Studies from Gardner-Webb University, a Masters in Library Science from UNC-CH, and she is currently working on her certificate in Early Childhood Education at Alamance Community College. Amy lives in Efland with her husband, two children, and two cats. In her spare time, she enjoys walking, very slow running, and occasionally completing a half marathon. Of the many things she loves about young children, at the top of the list is their ability to find joy in the simplest things.