Amy DeGroot-Hammer

Amy DeGroot-Hammer

Amy DeGroot-Hammer is currently a high school counselor and driver education teacher in Sioux City. She was elected for a one-year term as one of Iowa’s NEA Directors at ISEA’s Delegate Assembly in April 2017.

Amy has served on the ISEA Executive Board as the Siouxland Uniserv Unit representative since being elected in 2012. Amy has also served as vice-president, president, and past president of the Sioux City Education Association.

Amy holds bachelor’s degrees in Elementary Education and Political Science from Cornell College, a master’s degree in K-12 School Counselor from the University of South Dakota, and an Ed. D in Educational Leadership and PreK-12 School Administration from the University of South Dakota.

In addition to her involvement in local, state, and national levels of the National Education Association, Amy has served in a four-year leadership cycle where she served as president of the Iowa School Counselor Association and as one of Iowa’s voting members at the ASCA National Delegate Assembly (American School Counselor Association).

Amy is a Nationally Certified Youth Mental Health First Aid trainer, a Nationally Certified Counselor (NCC) and Nationally Certified School Counselor (NCSC). She served on the Iowa Department of Education’s Suicide Prevention Task Force which was commissioned by the General Assembly to study the state’s suicide prevention needs and to recommend training and services.

Amy is married with two children who attend the Sioux City public schools.