Rachel Amstutz, Promising Principals’ Academy Coach
Rachel Amstutz is a promising principals' academy coach for aspiring school principals at Insight. With over two decades serving students, families, teachers, and schools, Rachel Amstutz joins the Insight Education team as a Principal Coach. In this role, she supports the next generation of principals to be highly effective, innovative, and well balanced leaders.
While currently on sabbatical to pursue her dissertation and a 2nd Masters Degree, Rachel is a school principal and has been in the role for 12 years in four very different schools ranging from high poverty to affluent, public to contract/charter, military, suburban, and urban. In addition, in 2014 she expanded her work by becoming an Adjunct Professor in the Education Administration department at McDaniel College and has consistently taught Education Leadership courses and overseen numerous admin interns as they completed their admin internships. School leadership is her life's work and passion.
Her dedication and commitment to education stems from a passion for teaching and learning and ensuring that children get the best foundation possible to provide them unlimited options for future success. With a strong belief that the work of school leaders encompasses academic, social, and societal aspects, she believes it is imperative that we partner with families to help children succeed. She believes that we must meet children where they are and support all their needs, we must constantly innovate and seek new and better ways to accomplish our work, and must stay current and relevant, tapping into new technologies, best practice, and research to ensure we are providing the best resources and supports possible.
In the past two decades, Rachel has held roles as a Founder, Assistant Principal, Educator, and Professor within the education space.
Rachel earned a BS in Elementary Education at Towson University, a Masters in Administration & Supervision and Innovative Technology from Johns Hopkins, an Ed.S (pending) from The George Washington University in Education Leadership and Policy Studies and is currently pursing a Ed.D at North Central University in Education Leadership as well as a Masters at University of Maryland Baltimore County in Public Policy.