From Mandela to Emmys to Breast Cancer to Hope.
Educator, two-time Emmy Award recipient, wife and mother of two, Amy Bodden Bowllan is a true humanitarian whose imprint on our society will indirectly leave its mark for generations. Understanding that knowledge is power, Amy plays an active role in building libraries for low-income families. As well, she and her family are avid walkers in the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundations’s Race for the Cure. Amy began her career as a Television Investigative Producer and Reporter for WCBS-TV NY and KNXV in Phoenix, AZ. Memorable achievements include a risk-taking venture into the mind of a pedophile, resulting in a helpful list of Do’s and Don’ts for parents to safeguard their children. Previously held the position of Director of Diversity, Amy currently teaches Broadcast Journalism and Digital Literacy classes at The Hewitt School in NYC, and is accredited for integrating technological resources into staff and students day-to-day programs. Amy has been a teacher (grades K-12) for 18-years and has also hosted “Internet in Action” for PBS. Visit Bowllan’s Blog at SLJ.com, where she spotlighted amazing people doing amazing things, for the School Library Journal Magazine, beginning in May 2005.