Position: ASB Advisor
School: Point Loma High School
School District: San Diego Unified School District
City, State: San Diego, California
About the Nominee: Amy Denney was nominated by Tracy Beckhusen. Ms. Denney has served as the ASB Advisor for Point Loma High School for seven years. The moment you meet her, you can see that she has a passion for what she does and for who she serves. Her students adore her! As the ASB Advisor, she coordinates all Homecoming activities, pep rallies, dances, spirit weeks, food drives and blood drives. In addition, she is an iHigh teacher, where she supports students who are taking one or more classes online, either for the first time or to make up a low grade earned previously. She also serves as the site testing coordinator and runs the advisory program, where students can come to get additional academic support.
Regardless of any challenges, Ms. Denney pours her energy and excitement into everything she undertakes. When her school lost their beloved vice principal, Kevin Gormly, to cancer last year, she organized a Relay 4 Life team in his honor. Relay 4 Life is a fundraising event through the American Cancer Society that brings communities together to remember loved ones lost. The event honors cancer survivors and raises money to help make a global impact on cancer. Ms. Denney is one of those remarkable educators who inspire their students to achieve more, both academically and personally. She makes school not just a place to learn, but a place that feels like home. She is a LifeChanger in her community.