Owensboro Public Schools Superintendent, Dr. Matthew Constant has named Amy Bellamy and Dr. Sarah Brown to new district-wide posts. Bellamy has been named the Instructional Coordinator for English, language arts and social studies and Dr. Brown will serve in the same role overseeing math and science.
Amy Bellamy has been part of Owensboro Public Schools for 17 years. She served as a middle school teacher at Owensboro Middle School until she accepted a position as the District Literacy Coach in 2018.
“I have really enjoyed being the District Literacy Coach for the past five years,” said Bellamy. “Now we have the opportunity to bring that same level of support to other content areas and provide additional support to our instructional coaches and staff to curate high-quality instruction.”
Dr. Sarah Brown just completed her 10th year in education, the last five with Owensboro Public Schools. She entered Owensboro Public Schools as a science teacher and during the COVID-19 pandemic was named the Digital Learning Instructional Coach.
“My favorite part about teaching science was the opportunity to guide students as they developed into problem-solvers, engineers, innovators, and life-long learners,” said Brown. “In this new role, I will be able to support teachers across the district as they get to experience the joys of teaching math and science, and as they guide our next generation.”
In their new roles, Bellamy and Brown will provide guidance related to their specific content area curriculum for preschool through grade 12. They will oversee the selection of instructional materials, supplies and equipment to support effective implementation of content area standards.
“Our district really wanted to provide additional support to our building-level teachers and instructional coaches to better serve our students,” said OPS Chief Academic Officer Steve Bratcher. “Amy and Sarah both bring expertise in their respective fields of study as well as experience being in the classroom that will allow them to truly connect with and support our building-level staff to increase our academic performance.”
Both Bellamy and Brown will officially assume their duties in their new roles July 1, 2023.