Dr. Amy Fowler
Physical Education & Preschool Movement Specialist
Preschool Twos Teacher
I received my Doctoral degree in Leadership Education from Spalding University in May 2000. I hold a Master in Education from the University of Buffalo and a Bachelor of Arts from Nazareth College in Rochester, New York. I previously worked as an educator for Hospice Buffalo before moving to Louisville to work in the Advancement Office at Saint Xavier High School. After the birth of her son Jacob, I chose to become a full-time parent but still taught piano lessons in my home and coached the girls' tennis team for a local Independent School. I began working at Virginia Chance School in 2005 as the Director of Communications and remained in that position until 2013 when I became the Physical Education Specialist and more recently, the Athletic Director.
My passion for sports, health, and wellness, and working with children started at a young age. I love all sports, but if asked to choose, tennis would be my favorite. I played tennis during my time as an undergraduate and was a teaching professional at a club in New York for many years. I don't consider my job at VCS as work but as an opportunity to share my passion for being healthy and active.
I was first a parent at Virginia Chance School before becoming a staff member. My son Jacob started in the Five-Day Three’s and graduated from the program in 2012. It was the school’s hands-on approach to learning that drew my family and me to VCS. I wanted a program that would challenge my son academically but also foster his emotional, social, and moral growth. I believe that our program helped my son become a problem solver who is willing to take risks and also has compassion for others around him.
When I'm not at school, I love to stay active. Playing tennis, backyard football and basketball, biking, hiking, and gardening are fun pastimes for me. I also sit on the board of Falls City Soccer Club and am the Parent Administrator for a local Independent School's boy’s high school soccer program.