Ms. Amy Handy » Biography


After graduating from Dover Area High School in 1995, I began my college endeavors at Penn State York as a biology major, but then transferred to York College where I earned a B.S. degree with a biology major and a chemistry minor in 1999.  I worked as a chemist for eight years before I decided to get certified to teach.  I returned to York College to earn my teaching certification in 2008, which allowed me to begin teaching at Red Lion in the 2008-2009 school year.  I went on to earn my Master's Degree in Teaching and Curriculum from Penn State in 2014 where I was awarded Outstanding Graduate Student in Teaching and Curriculum and had the privilege of speaking at Penn State York's graduation ceremonies.  I continue to take courses through the University of Phoenix.  
During my time at Red Lion, I have taught General Science, Science & Technology, Comprehensive Chemistry, Biology, Kingdoms of Life, and my favorite - Zoology!  I have always loved learning about animals and I truly enjoy teaching my students about them, as well.
I live in the Red Lion school district and both of my children graduated from Red Lion.  When I'm not teaching, I enjoy spending time with my family, including my three grandsons.  :)  I also love visiting zoos and aquariums, doing yard work, and scrapbooking with friends.