Teacher Tuesday: Amy Crony, Glen Carbon 1st Grade

Amy Crony is in her 16th year of education, which has included 10 years in District 7. She has spent the last five years teaching first and second grade and is currently a first-grade teacher at Glen Carbon Elementary.  

Education wasn’t her first career, but many of her family members were teachers and she enjoyed hearing how rewarding it was.  

“I wanted the same experience. I had worked in several positions in another career before education, and teaching is the most rewarding experience for me because I get to help students succeed in their education.” 

It’s the children that she enjoys the most.  

“I enjoy watching children interact with one another and grow in their learning. I am very excited when my first graders master beginning reading and math skills.” 

Crony said her fellow educators are what help keep her in education.  

“I work with a great group of teachers at Glen Carbon Elementary, and I am always eager to learn new skills to help my students.” 

When she’s not in the classroom, Crony enjoys spending time with family, cooking, exercising, and reading.