Hello, my name is Amy Aiken, and I love to move and play! As the Athletics teacher at Hanger Hall, my goal is to foster a love for movement, play, and health and well-being in every Hanger Hall girl.
I have worn a variety of hats since graduating from the College of William and Mary in 2002, including teaching middle school science and experiential/adventure education. Some of my favorite moments include teaching environmental science along the shores of the Chesapeake Bay, leading cycling trips on Prince Edward Island, teaching rock climbing in the Swiss Alps, leading kayak trips in New Mexico, and coaching track in Richmond, VA. I am a certified ropes course instructor and have led programs for over 15 years.
I also have a Masters in Public Health degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and I am a Registered Dietitian. I am passionate about food, nutrition, and healthy communities, all of which compliment my love for being active.
More than anything, I want Hanger Hall girls to be active every day and have fun doing so. I want my class to have girls trying new activities, gaining confidence in their physical abilities, and unleashing energy all while enjoying themselves.
Outside of Hanger Hall, you are likely to see me playing with my two kiddos and husband, running, or at the farmers’ market. I also spend time reading, gardening, hiking, cooking and baking, and trying new sports. You are not likely to see me sitting still!