Amy Rasmussen is a literacy evangelist, presenter, and blogger. She specializes in supporting teachers as they embrace literacy practices that help secondary students grow in their identities as communicators.
Amy Rasmussen is a literacy evangelist, presenter, writer, and education blogger. She specializes in supporting English language arts teachers as they embrace authentic literacy practices that help secondary students grow in their identities as readers, writers, and communicators. She has spent her career primarily serving marginalized populations in North Texas, including teaching high school English courses, writing curriculum, working as an instructional coach, and leading teacher teams.
Amy is a teacher advisor of the National Writing Project. She is a member of the National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE) and has served on various NCTE committees, presented at multiple annual conferences, and published in the English Journal. She is also a past president of the North Texas Council of Teachers of English Language Arts and a member of the International Literacy Association. In 2017, she served on the state board of education writing committee for Texas’s English language arts and reading standards. Amy has facilitated a wide range of teacher trainings, with a focus on increasing student engagement in reading and writing, in many districts throughout the United States.
Amy earned a bachelor’s degree in English literature and a master’s in secondary education from the University of North Texas. She continues to seek opportunities to improve her expertise as a literacy teacher and has taken several graduate-level courses at the University of New Hampshire Literacy Institute.