Head of School
Amy Pelissero, Ph.D.
“Dr. Amy” brings to her leadership position at GVP extensive expertise in the teaching of English Language and Literacy, teaching experience with students from preschool through middle school, and strong ties to the refugee community. Amy earned her Ph.D. in Teaching and Learning with a concentration in Language & Literacy from Georgia State University and completed her dissertation on the subject of refugee women’s language and literacy practices and refugee women’s education. Amy is certified to teach ESOL P-12 and English grades 6-12 and has been teaching since 1994. She has served as Head of School at Global Village Project since 2013 and taught ESOL/ELA for two years at GVP before that. Amy earned TESOL’s Leadership in Mentoring Award in 2014 and completed TESOL’s Leadership Development Certificate Program in 2015. Dr. Amy is an approved Fulbright and English Specialist.