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Amy Reece


Nex+Gen Academy High School • Albuquerque, New Mexico

Amy Reece jokes that she probably first knew she wanted to be a teacher, “when I lined up all my stuffed animals and taught them all sorts of questionable material.” Amy has been teaching for 27 years, serves as a Bill of Rights Institute professional development instructor, and currently teaches Economics, U.S. Government, and Journalism/Yearbook at Nex+Gen Academy High School in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

Amy’s proudest achievement is earning her M.A. in History in the midst of full-time teaching. Her master’s thesis was on one of her favorite historical figures, Annie Oakley.”I discovered that not only was she an incredible shot and performer, she was also a savvy businesswoman and great example of understated feminism.”

Amy also has a B.S. in Elementary Education and an M.A. in Curriculum & Instruction.

As far as BRI programs and resources are concerned, Amy enjoys using the point-counterpoint activities from our Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness resource. She also recently attended one of our Socratic seminar weekend colloquia. “I utilize Socratic seminar heavily in my courses,” Amy said, “and it was a great refresher course as well as giving me some new texts and strategies.”

A woman of many talents, Amy is also a professional flute player and a published author. In fact, her other “bucket list” goal besides a transatlantic cruise, is a book deal with a major publisher.