Degrees and Certifications:
Dr. Amy Orlando
Dr. Orlando joined Albert Schweitzer Elementary School in August 2017. Before that she served as Assistant Principal at Simmons Elementary School in the Hatboro-Horsham School District in Montgomery County, PA since November 2013. Between 1998 and 2013 she was a third, fourth, and fifth grade classroom teacher, a K-5 Technology Specialist, and K-12 Supervisor of Special Projects for the Hopewell Valley Regional School District in Pennington, New Jersey. She was a 4th grade teacher in Bridgeton, NJ in 1997-1998 and is no stranger to Neshaminy having taught in the district as a substitute teacher in 1997 and completing a portion of her student teaching at Tawanka Elementary School in 1996.
She is a graduate of Drexel University’s Educational Leadership Program where she earned her Ph. D. in Educational Leadership & Learning Technologies in June 2005 with Highest Distinction. In 1996 she earned a Masters of Arts in Teaching in Elementary Education from Trenton State College, graduating Magna Cum Laude. She completed her undergraduate studies at Penn State University in 1993 with a Bachelor of Arts, English major and a business minor.
Since 2006, Dr. Orlando has served as a part-time Adjunct Professor for the School of Education at Drexel University. She has taught a variety of courses including Student Teacher Field Placement Seminar, Engaging the Learner, Child Development, Current Research in Curriculum and Instruction, Early Literacy, Computer Applications in Curriculum Development, and Multimedia in Instructional Design. She is a member of the Kappa Delta Pi International Honor Society in Education and Phi Delta Kappa International Professional Association in Education and has actively participated in many educational development conferences, seminars and leadership programs during her career.
Dr. Orlando is a Bucks County resident. She is married and has two daughters.