Phone: (520) 696-6942
Degrees and Certifications:
Bachelors of Arts in Psychology from the University of Kansas Bachelors of Arts in Elementary Education from Northern Arizona University-summa cum laude ESL Endorsement
Mrs. Amy Inbody-Klein
Hello! My name is Amy Inbody-Klein and this is my 9th year teaching at Keeling. I've taught 1st grade and 4th grade and now computers! I have worked in Amphitheater Schools since 2001, when I relocated to Tucson from Kansas. I was born and raised in the plains of the midwest. There is nothing more beautiful than an endless field of sunflowers! I desired warm weather, mountain views, and year round sunshine, I found it! I love animals and have two large dogs. Volunteering my time and energy to animal rescues and shelters is my passion. I live to be outside whether it be walking my dogs, hiking, swimming, or biking. There is so much beauty in our great state!
The last 8 years I have also been one of Keeling's Student Council facilitators. I love the variety of working in a classroom and club setting each week. Assisting students who strive to be leaders and make a change in their world is inspiring! It's what keeps me going! I started a Keeling community garden two years ago on our playground. The afterschool garden club helps to maintain and grow healthy foods. Teaching students and communities about healthy eating is also my passion.
Defining Moment in my Education
After moving to Tucson I begin working at Cross Middle School and fell in love with working with students. I was inspired by their creativity, desire to learn, and humorous attitudes. Growing up I had alot of support in my academics. I strive to be that kind of a role model and teacher for our students! All students deserve to reach their academic potential and have someone rooting them forward! I feel that I touch the lives of students through genuine connections and my honest care. Showing a student that they have the power in themselves to achieve their goals is priceless.
Why I Teach at Keeling
Teaching at Keeling was and is my first choice in schools. There is nothing like being part of a neighborhood school. For many years I lived in the Keeling neighborhood and grew to love my neighbors. I am invested in our community, Keeling, and all our students. A great education develops a great neighborhood and greater opportunities. When I enter the gates of Keeling in the morning, I am always greeted by smiles and hellos. Each day I feel welcomed and part of a special community. I am very devoted in the success of our students, our community, and Keeling. I feel blessed to be working alongside so many other wonderful people who are equally dedicated in Keeling's success.
I have taught students in a variety of academic capacities. I worked at Cross Middle School in the special education department for ten years. In the summers I have taught students from kindergarten to sixth grade in various subjects ranging from art to science to reading to volleyball and outdoor fitness. Teaching such a variety of subjects and age ranges, I believe, has helped me to become a well rounded teacher. Working with students with special needs has strengthened my knowledge of learning styles, accommodations, and patience. With each teaching experience I gather more knowledge to become a better teacher.