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Amber Colvin - Director of Lausanne Learning

Amy Brownlee - Assistant Director of Lausanne Learning

Hi, y’all! I’m Amber Colvin, Director of Lausanne Learning. I earned a B.A. in History at Lyon College in Batesville, AR before moving to Memphis to pursue graduate work in 2009 at University of Memphis. While working on my PhD in Early Modern European History at UofM (I’m almost done, I promise!), I’ve taught history in various institutions, including Shelby County Schools, Arkansas State University Mid-South, and University of Memphis. I’ve also written articles and edited works on celebrity culture and was a steering committee member of the Inter-Disciplinary.net conference on celebrity for several years.

I’m passionate about helping educators grow and learn. As a long-time educator, I know that teaching can be exhilarating, isolating, joyful, and so, so hard all at the same time. My goal is to make Lausanne Learning a place where educators can gather, learn, and share, all while feeling empowered to be the amazing professionals you are!

When I’m not helping educators at Lausanne Learning or reading, writing, or teaching history, I enjoy cooking, knitting very slowly, collecting books to add to my “to read” pile, and hanging out with my dogs, cat, husband, and daughter.

Reach me at acolvin@lausannelearning.com or call/text 901-860-1946!

Hi, I’m Amy Brownlee! I am the Assistant Director of Lausanne Learning as well as the lower school technology instructor at Lausanne Collegiate School. I have a background in mathematics teaching, with a Bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education and a Master’s in Curriculum and Instruction. Before I started teaching, I spent over 12 years in hospitality management with a focus on internal auditing and training. My passion for mathematics and technology has inspired me to begin diving into entrepreneurship in the classroom, building a business with students from the ground up. I am the advisor for Lausanne Collegiate School’s Virtual Reality Club, and I am always striving to bring a growth mindset to my students through embracing failure as a learning experience. I was the Real World Scholar’s Founder of the Month for October 2018 and I am currently on the RWS teacher advisory board.

In my free time, I love to spend time with my family, play board/card/dice games, visit escape rooms, and spend time outdoors.  I love to bake and create new recipes! I am a huge fan of nature documentaries, historical documentaries, or anything that has to do with space.

Reach me at abrownlee@lausannelearning.com or call 901-591-1160!

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