Weekday School Staff
Amy Kirkman, Director
Amy Kirkman comes to First Baptist having worked with children of all ages for the past 17 years, and knowing beyond a shadow of a doubt that her heart is with preschool. She brings broad experience in early childhood education, staff management, curriculum development, and implementation of vision and creativity that are a great fit for our Weekday School.
Amy is a 2000 graduate of UNC-Greensboro where she earned a Bachelor of Social Work Degree. She continued to pursue her education earning a Master of Education Degree with a focus on Birth through Kindergarten and Special Education. Her first year out of college was spent as a group home counselor with Youth Opportunities in Winston-Salem. In 2001, Amy served as a center director of a Head Start program at Guilford Child Development. In 2004, she managed a staff of rehabilitative play and speech therapists with CNC Access. For the past 11 years, she has served as an Exceptional Children’s Itinerant Teacher for children ages 3-5 with Guilford County Schools. Amy works with children in the classroom setting to provide consultation to teachers and directors on improving environment and curriculum, not just for children with special needs, but for all children.
Outside of her career, Amy enjoys cooking, swing dancing, reading, home renovation, and outdoor activities with her family.