Amy Vatne Bintliff
Assistant Teaching Professor, Department of Education Studies, PAL (Partners at Learning) Program, University of California–San Diego
Amy Vatne Bintliff is an Assistant Teaching Professor in the Education Department at the University of California, San Diego. She teaches PAL (Partners at Learning) courses. PAL courses provide preparation and mentoring for undergraduate students who are participating in service-learning in schools and nonprofit organizations in underserved communities. She holds a PhD. in Human Development from the University of Wisconsin, Madison, as well as a Masters in Education from Hamline University, Minneapolis. Amy taught Language Arts and Reading for fourteen years in both traditional and alternative middle and high schools. In 2014, she received the National Award for Excellence in Teaching from Teaching Tolerance for her commitment to anti-bias/anti-racist work in her middle school Language Arts classroom.