Amy Cross

I have been at The Soulard School since the 2012-2013 school year. I have taught in the Quietude classroom and Pre-K summer camp. This is my third year co-teaching kindergarten with Julie. My passion in life is working with children. They bring smiles to my face every day as I learn as much from them as they do from me. I am originally from the St. Louis area and graduated from UMSL with a degree in Elementary Education. While attending UMSL, I lived in Benton Park and really fell in love with the local community. After graduating, I was fortunate enough to travel extensively while living in Europe, Asia and Latin America. I taught English in a public all-girls school in South Korea. At that time, I volunteered at an afternoon program for economically underprivileged 4- 6 year olds. Although I always knew I wanted to teach, that was the first time I felt passionate about an age level - early childhood. I went on to the Dominican Republic where I was given the opportunity to work with preschool students again at Punta Cana International School. I stayed there four years before returning to St. Louis. Now, I am living in the Soulard neighborhood with my ever growing family - James, Dakota (5th grade), Cameron (1st grade) and Pickle (our dog). I look forward to continued growth within an amazing environment where I see children being inspired and encouraged to live in such a positive, respectful way! In all my travels I found the uniqueness of individuals is what makes the world wonderful. I look forward to teaching in a way that helps students love themselves and appreciate others.



Contact: amy.cross@soulardschool.org