• “I’m feeling like a failure as a teacher.

    How come I can’t handle this kid?”

    “My child just hit me. Again.

    How can I make them stop that?”

    Here's the deal.

    Your classroom & living room feel chaotic right now and you want it to feel calm again.

    I can help with that.

    I help educators & families learn skills and gain confidence

    in how to be the best person possible in the lives of the children that they love.


    You asked for it, so here is the second offering of "Caring Discipline, Training of Trainers",

    Monday & Wednesdays, 5-7 pm, PST

    January 8-31, 2024

    In this seven-session virtual series, you will learn the "Caring Discipline" curriculum

    inside & out.


    You will be able to teach educators to use the approach in their own classrooms as well as coach families to use it in their homes.


    You can become the point person in your school (and community) for educators & families to learn from you. Expect 14, set two, hours of class, a year of coaching from Amy, and practice in-between sessions.

    This comes with an interactive workbook, a copy of "Caring Discipline: Practical Tools for Nurturing Happy Families & Classrooms" by JoAnne Nordling, M.Ed., and extended coaching from Amy.

    Class dates are 1/8, 1/10, (no class on MLK Day) 1/17, 1/22, 1/24, 1/29 and 1/31.



    Remember. Oregon’s Family Child Care Scholarship supports professional development for Oregon’s Registered Family and Certified Family Child Care Providers. If you are the Provider named on an Oregon Registered Family or Certified Family Child Care license, you may be eligible for scholarships to help pay for professional development opportunities.

    Amy Williams Academy is a Sponsoring Organization and you can use the OFCC to pay for Set Two & Set Three training with AWA.


    AND, AWA wants to support everyone and offers generous group rates. Don't let finances keep you from joining a class. Just ask.

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     Time to get your heart & your mind in the right place for the new school year!

    Hard copies are available here.


    Get your digital journal HERE!


    "Sparks Fly!" is the class that can accompany the journal.

    Participants have said,

    "This class ran DEEP. I had no idea!"

    "It was so helpful to be in a group, working on the same thing at the same time. My partner and I found so much in common.?

    "My eyes and heart are wide open."

    Reach out to book the class for your team.


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    Get your Upstander gear!

    An Upstander stands up for what is right and inspires others to do the same. By wearing this hoodie, you can express your commitment to being an Upstander and encourage conversations about social justice and equality. The purpose of this hoodie is to promote and encourage a culture of standing up against injustice, discrimination, and bullying.

  • You are not alone.

    You know those times when your classroom or your home feels like a hurricane is spinning right there in front of you?


    Children are melting down, you're crying & everything is falling apart.

    Amy Williams Academy helps families and educators practice skills so that homes and classrooms are peaceful and respectful again. Just like you want them to be.

    Learn practical and effective tools that you can put into action immediately to make your homes and classrooms a more peaceful, loving community.

    My real job is to be a leadership coach for families and educators; your guide and cheerleader to remind you that you got this, you are not alone and you can get what you need to be the incredible leader your child, your teachers & students need right NOW!


    Spaces in my 1:1 Coaching calendar are open now!

  • Podcasts & Class Options!

    Listen to Amy talk about consent, how we get in our own way, handling big emotions and positive phrasing.

    There is a difference between a tantrum and a meltdown. Listen to Amy talk on KATU'S "Afternoon...
    With a new school year starting, or even if it is later in the year and you want to strengthen...
    Polly Campbell of the “Simply Said” podcast says, “Many families are in the back-to-school...
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    "I was feeling like a failure..."

    We can do this together.

    "I learned practical ideas that I could put into action the very next day in my classroom."

    Pre-school teacher.


    "She challenged me to self-reflect, observe, then make adjustments that worked with individual children."

    Elementary teacher


    "We love Amy! She is a talented coach who leads with her heart. Amy has a valuable ability to see both the forest and the trees, from a parent, educator, and child perspective. Amy’s style will make you feel simultaneously respected, nurtured, and understood, and despite smoothly raising two amazing daughters to adulthood, she will never make you feel judged or as if a difficult child is that way because you are parenting the wrong way. She will teach you, a lot, without you even realizing you are being taught. Five stars; highly recommend."

    Happy family


    "Just have to share that this has been the MOST helpful parental information I have ever received in a meeting...

    THANK YOU!!"

    Happy family


    "As I'm listening, my spouse is implementing superpowers with three small girls falling apart before bedtime!"

    Happy family


    Online sessions, private coaching & keynote talks are available.

    OCCD Master trainer in Oregon & Washington MERIT trainer!

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    Family Education

    Workshops that meet the needs of your family; respectful guidance & discipline, understanding temperament, problem-solving.

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    Team Training

    Customized training to fit the needs of your team. Content is relevant, urgent, and compelling.

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    Individual Coaching

    Private coaching to help you become the compassionate, respectful, and joyful person you were meant to be.

  • "I was feeling like a failure as a parent. I reached out to Amy and she reached back with authenticity, laughter, and the best advice I could ever hope for. My home is more peaceful and sane, thanks to her. I can't thank you enough, Ms. Amy!"

    - Parent

    "I was able to immediately bring this tool back to my classroom with fresh insight and a new lens to see each of my students with greater clarity. I am able to see where I fit in and how my preferences inform and sometimes cloud my ability to see the child for who they present at each moment. Powerful!"

    - Toddler Teacher

    "I have been teaching for decades and Amy taught me something brand new. My entire team benefited from Amy's experience and reliability. Can we book again RIGHT NOW?"

    - Head of School

    "The workshops are incredibly interesting and useful. I really enjoyed how interactive it was. Can't wait to put it into practice in my classroom tomorrow."

    - Primary Teacher

    "Amy provides the best training I've ever taken. It feels much more like a community discussion than formal training, which is really nice. Amy's kindness and open arms create a very safe and positive learning space."

    - Head of School