Position: 
Adjunct Faculty
Department: 
Credentials: 
  • 2008, M.A., Aurora University
  • 1989, B.S., University of Illinois

An adjunct professor for  graduate education courses at Olivet, Amy Ross joined the faculty in 2008. She teaches a wide range of courses in the area of reading instruction and primarily teaches cohorts interested in obtaining degrees or endorsements related to becoming reading specialists.  Some of the classes she teaches include the research project courses, the children's literature course, and the assessment courses.
In addition to teaching at Olivet, she is also employed as the Literacy Specialist at The Wheatlands Elementary School in Aurora, Il. Her teaching experience includes 16 years teaching first grade, two years teaching junior high school, and two years teaching second grade.  Mrs. Ross has taught in Killeen, TX and Melrose Park, IL as well as Aurora, IL.


  Mrs. Ross is an active participant in District 308 committees related to literacy and reading.  She serves on the district English Language Arts Committee and the district Homework Committee.  She also served as a pilot teacher for the current reading resource.  In addition she has served as an instruction coach in writing, mentor teacher for new teachers, and on the district writing committee. Her professional memberships include:  Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development and International Literacy Association.  She also holds a Reading Specialist certificate.
 

In her time away from work, Mrs. Ross volunteers with Starfish Animal Rescue.  She fosters homeless dogs and helps them find forever homes.   She also enjoys reading and spending time with her family.   She and her husband, Chris, have four daughters.  Katie is an adult and is living in Indianapolis working as a marketing coordinator.  Megan is attending University of Wisconsin Eau Claire.  Allison and Emma are in high school.  Amy and Chris also have two adorable hounds named Max and Jake.