Amy Lynn Tompkins


New York

Amy Lynn Tompkins

Covering education, entertainment, music


Learn Local: How Decentralization Is Shaking Up Public Schools

In the 1960s, New York City was failing to address the issue of school integration in an effective way. The students bussed into predominantly white schools suffered abuse, schools in majority black neighborhoods were overcrowded and underfunded, and minorities represented less than ten percent of educators.
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Amy Lynn Tompkins

Amy is a freelance writer and photographer living in the Hudson Valley. She currently pens Principal's Hotline (an advice column for administrators) at School Leaders Now and has been published by The Billfold, Living City Magazine, and In The Mesh. She was employed as a staff reporter by in 2013.

She has a bachelor of arts in liberal studies with concentrations in English, business, and psychology from Marist College, as well as an associate of applied sciences in paralegal studies from SUNY Dutchess. She studied Music Education at SUNY Fredonia School of Music.

Her interests are indie music, education, social responsibility, and her over-sized cat.



  • content marketing
  • content writing
  • special education
  • Music
  • Entertainment
  • Education
  • Advice
  • Copy Editing
  • Copy Writing
  • Editing
  • Personal Essay Writing
  • Research
  • Podcasting