Amy C. Morton

Amy C. Morton has served in local, state and national education roles over the past 39 years. In addition to serving as EPLC’s Executive Director, Amy works with Pennsylvania educators and policymakers as a System Design Specialist for the National Center on Education and the Economy (NCEE) and serves as one of their national facilitators. Amy spent several years working for the PA Department of Education, including Executive Deputy Secretary (Chief of Staff) under Governor Corbett, Deputy Secretary for K-12 Education under Governor Rendell, and Bureau Director for Curriculum under Governor Ridge. Amy led the Capital Area Intermediate Unit as Executive Director after serving as Curriculum Specialist, Director of Education Services, and Assistant Executive Director. Her career began as a high school social studies teacher after graduating from Dickinson College in Carlisle. She earned her M.S.Ed. from McDaniel College and her Superintendent Letter of Eligibility from Shippensburg University. Amy has taught curriculum courses for Penn State York, York College, Wilkes University and Wilson College as an adjunct professor. When not working, Amy enjoys hiking in the Fall and Spring; water parks, canoeing, and tubing; and listening to audiobooks downloaded from the public library as she travels throughout the commonwealth. She and her husband, Dale Hockensmith, reside in Enola, PA.

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