Amy Allen is an Adult Ed instructor with fifteen years of experience in the field of art education. After graduating from UC Santa Cruz as an art major, she started work in a Day Treatment classroom in the East Bay. It was here, while assisting with art therapy classes, she realized her passion for teaching and using art as a vehicle for interdisciplinary thinking and healing. Amy went on to complete her teaching credential and an MA at San Francisco State University. After teaching high school art for a decade, she began her work with adult students, teaching ceramics to visually impaired adult students at the East Bay Center for the Blind. She now supports adult students in earning their high school diploma at an Adult School in Sacramento, CA. Her skills lie in developing modifiable, high scaffolded curriculum that accommodates students with a wide range of special behavioral, ESL, and academic needs. She’s committed to educational equity and interested in ways that project- based learning can impact the achievement gap.