Amy Keck, Principal's Office - Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy

Amy Keck, Principal’s Office

Why did you choose to work at IMSA?

I knew I wanted to stay in a school setting having worked in academics for over 15 years though wanted to be closer to home.  IMSA is such a prestigious school with amazing opportunities for students and staff and very close to my home in Batavia.

How are you implementing the academy’s equity policy, doing your work (curriculum, instruction and assessment) through an equity lens?

In addition to working with Linda on our education plans to provide support for identified students, I spend most of my time working one on one with any student in need. The students have been identified based on grades, their parent/guardian and/or faculty or staff member referral and/or the student themselves. As I get to know the student, connecting with their family and teachers becomes as important to ensure I get an understanding of what their individual needs are.

Tell me something fun about you that might be interesting to others.

When I was very young, my family lived in Cumnor, England for a year while my dad conducted research for one of the colleges at Oxford University.

What is Your Favorite Book?

I don’t have one. I’m always reading but I don’t have a specific genre that I lean towards. Right now I’m reading a specific book by Sarah Pinsker called A Song for a New Day and will next read Untamed by Glennon Doyle-can’t wait to read this one.

What is Your Favorite Movie?

I don’t have one but I never tire of a John Hughes directed movie from the 1980’s.