Mrs. Amy Carnall
I serve as an Assistant Principal at the Upper Campus and the Varsity Girls' Softball coach, and enjoy spending time supporting both faculty and students as they pursue serving God and impacting the world through education. With a background in sociology (MA - Sociology and Education, Teachers College, Columbia University), I am interested in the ways that the school can work to challenge and support its diverse population. While my teaching background is in English and history which may make me biased toward the Humanities, I am passionate about all teaching and learning and enjoy working with teachers to increase their classroom effectiveness in all areas. Prior to joining the DC community in 2014, I spent several years directing high school leadership and discipleship programs in both wilderness and urban settings and so I have a desire for students to be transformed in their identity as followers of Christ through their time as students at DC.
My husband Ben and I enjoy exploring new places, hiking with our dog, reading good novels, and spending time at the beach with family and friends. I love adventure - setting out and doing things that I have never done before, especially if they are challenging. My favorite form of adventure is exploring new places, whether those places be in Pennsylvania or in India, in London or in rural Maine. I learn more about God by experiencing the diverse world He created and I learn more about myself as I push myself to try things that are unfamiliar, uncomfortable, or just hard.
My favorite novel is A Tale of Two Cities, by Charles Dickens. In this novel Dickens shows us both the deep brokenness of greed and injustice as well as the rich mystery of sacrificial love and redemption. It may take a bit to get into it, but as the story picks up we see that Dickens has woven together the lives of thousands of people to tell us about the true nature of love and forgiveness.
B.S. Taylor University, M.A. Columbia University