Amy Wright Glenn
Middle School Co-Director & Fifth / Sixth Grade Language Arts and Social Studies Teacher
Amy Wright Glenn and her family relocated from Florida to North Carolina in the fall of 2021. She began her teaching at Odyssey School in the fall of 2022. Amy earned her MA from Teachers College, Columbia University. She taught high school for eleven years at The Lawrenceville School in New Jersey earning the Dunbar Abston Jr. Chair for Teaching Excellence. Prior to teaching high school, Amy enjoyed the creative, vibrant, fun loving, and warm hearted company of sixth graders while teaching at Wellspring School in Providence, Rhode Island.
Amy is a birth and death doula, hospital chaplain, Kripalu Yoga teacher, and founder of the Institute for the Study of Birth, Breath, and Death wherein she trains professionals in the work of holding space for life transitions with a focus on perinatal loss and grief work. From 2015 to 2020, Amy served as an active contributor to PhillyVoice writing on topics relating to birth, death, parenting, and spirituality. Amy is the author of Birth, Breath, and Death: Meditations on Motherhood, Chaplaincy, and Life as a Doula and Holding Space: On Loving, Dying, and Letting Go. Recently, Amy contributed a chapter entitled “Grief Work for Teachers: Three Practices in Holding Space for Sorrow” in the 2023 anthology Reframing Self Care published by the Center for Spiritual and Ethical Education (CSEE).
Amy is the mother of an active and creative 11-yo and together they love to play Legos, rock climb, hike, explore, read, and adventure with the family Golden Retriever named Scout. Amy finds her home in the Unitarian Universalist and yogic traditions and has studied in India, Iran, Israel/Palestine, Turkey, Germany, Guatemala, Mexico, and Canada. Amy’s travels, along with her study of the world’s wisdom traditions, inspire the crafting of an inspiring and academically rigorous Social Studies/ELA curriculum. Amy loves to garden, meditate, study, travel, dance, and color!