Mrs. Amy Avants grew up in Kismet, Kansas, graduating valedictorian of her high school class in 2000. She majored in Elementary Education and minored in Religion at Oklahoma Baptist University where she graduated Summa Cum Laude in 2004. After graduation, Amy served as the Elementary Minister at Green Acres Baptist Church for four years. She then became the Executive Director of Summer Programs at the Boys & Girls Clubs of East Texas from 2008 to 2011. Amy pursued her passion for teaching in 2011 by coming to Cumberland Academy. She loves the small classroom sizes and ability to personalize the curriculum. She also enjoys teaching with co-workers who all have common goals. She received the Office Max Certificate of Appreciation Award in 2012. She has taught fourth and fifth grades at Cumberland Academy. Amy lives in Whitehouse with her husband Brian and young sons Parker and Turner. They enjoy church league softball and volleyball in their free time.