Georgia State Teacher of the Year, 2000
Amy Monroe Denty is the Director of Curriculum and Instruction for the Wayne County School System in Jesup, Georgia. She enjoys working with all of the K-12 educators in her community as they work together to promote student growth and achievement every day. In her heart of hearts, Amy is a teacher. She was the 2000 Georgia Teacher of the Year and has been certified by the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards since 2001. Amy is the president-elect of the Professional Association of Georgia Educators (PAGE), which is Georgia’s largest education association, serving more than 86,000 members. Amy is married to Eric Denty and has two sons, RED and Sam. When she isn’t working, Amy enjoys spending time with family along the Georgia coast and can usually be found with a good book.
Member of NNSTOY
We are a network of State Teachers of the Year and Finalists who use our teacher leadership to ensure that every student receives an outstanding education. We do this through our focus on practice, policy and advocacy.We Believe...
- Every student has a right to a high-quality education, regardless of background, race, gender, disability or socio-economic status.
- To achieve educational excellence for all students, we must transform and support the teaching profession.
- It is imperative that we involve our nation’s expert teachers in conversations about improving education.
- Teacher leaders will transform the teaching profession and create, implement and sustain systems to solve our toughest educational challenges.
- We must prepare our country’s future workforce to be competitive in a global economy and participate in a diverse, democratic country.
- Educators must partner with families and communities on behalf of our nation’s children.
Videos of Practice
with Amy Denty
Nurturing scientific inquiry in young children by teaching and practicing science process skills.
Grades K-2, Grades 3-5