Alumni Update: Amy Walker ’90 ’00

Amy Walker, originally from West Jefferson, North Carolina, graduated with her B.S. in business education in 1990 and her M.A. in educational media in 2000. She was selected as the State Technology Director of the Year and won the “Making IT Happen” award. 

Walker has been an educator for over 30 years, teaching middle and high school. In 2009, she moved into the role of Director of Technology and Media at Ashe County Schools. 

Amy Walker receives award

“I work with a tremendous team of dedicated leaders and educators to assure our students are academically successful,” said Walker. 

“Along with our tech team, we support the network, devices, software, and professional development that strengthens the instruction in our classrooms,” she continued.

Impacting Education in Her Community

Walker’s impact on her community can be seen in many ways.

“Living in a rural mountainous county, I have been very cognisant to make sure our students, teachers, and instructional programs have the same opportunities as those in larger areas with much more exposure and much larger budgets,” noted Walker. 

“In doing so I have worked to create relationships with county, regional, and state public school stakeholders,” she added. “I want to ensure there are no barriers for our students that could exist when living in a small mountain county.”

“I'm proud to be part of a school system that works diligently to provide our students and teachers with the tools they need to be successful in the classroom and beyond.”

She also impacts her community by serving on state boards and committees:  

  • the K-12 representative for the NCLGISA Board of Directors, 
  • the NCLGISA Strike Team, 
  • the North Carolina Joint Cyber Task Force, and 
  • a board member for the North Carolina Educational Technicians Organization.