• Hi, I'm Amy!

    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’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?”

    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.

    Amy Williams, MA, DTR, RMT

    Founder, trainer and consultant

    I have a deep respect and love for children and I believe we all want to be the best grown-ups in the lives of our children and students. I also believe that sometimes we feel like a failure and simply don't know what to do.
    My life's work is to walk alongside you to learn new techniques that support all children, practice the skills that address the struggles in your classroom and your home, and celebrate every success.
    My years as a dance/movement & expressive arts therapist, counselor, and educator inform and influence the work that I do with children, educators, leaders, and families.
    Here's to making an impact!
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    At Amy Williams Academy

    We actively challenge bias, racism, stereotyping, and all forms of discrimination that permeate our society. We engage in self-reflection of our own identity through anti-bias, anti-racist training each year, and are committed to continuously challenging white privilege as it presents itself. AWA designs an inclusive curriculum that reflects diverse experiences and perspectives, instructional methods that advance all students’ learning, and strategies to create and sustain safe, inclusive, compassionate, and respectful learning communities. We believe that this work is life-long and necessary to a respectful and civil society.
  • 500+

    Workshops Provided

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    Coaching Sessions

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    Years in the Biz

  • My goal is to use the experience I've gained as a movement and expressive arts therapist, counselor, educator, coach, and performer to flavor what I offer with hope, inspiration, and humor.

    I know the power of compassionate leadership, honest coaching, and engaging professional development. I will work with you or your team to uncover patterns and set goals that are inspiring and relevant.

  • I am a trainer and professional coach with 25+ years of experience in education and development. ​

    With long-term relationships with Montessori & Reggio schools, businesses, and non-profit teams, I bring a variety of knowledge to the table. Having created independent art experiences my entire life, I know the power of the arts to transform lives.

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  • "This was really, I mean really, eye-opening! I never thought about how I can become a better teacher, a more 'attuned' teacher by using this information. I can't wait to notate on Monday morning!"

    - Preschool Teacher

    "Amy Williams is one of the most engaging and interactive Kestenberg presenters of Developmental Rhythms in the Classroom. Within the first ten minutes, educators from a variety of Portland schools laugh and connect to the sounds of Carlos Santana. She assesses, encourages, and authentically connects with each educator with metaphors deep with sense and meaning."

    - Dana Marie Lupton, Co-Founder & CEO of Moving in the Spirit