AMY PRESSLY, PRINCIPAL
Dr. Amy Pressly, principal, has wanted to be an educator since she was little. Having grown up with a mother and step-father who were both educators, Amy has always know her calling was to help educate young people. After attending Grove City College (Grove City, PA) and earning a B.S. in Mathematics and Secondary Education, she began her teaching career in Onslow County, North Carolina. She taught for the Department of Defense and Onslow County Schools for eight years before joining the Blue Valley School District. During her time in North Carolina, she earned her Master's Degree from East Carolina University in Curriculum and Instruction and her certification for K-12 Building Administration. While in Blue Valley, she has been a teacher at Harmony Middle School, assistant principal at Pleasant Ridge Middle School, associate principal at Blue Valley North and principal at Blue Valley Northwest. During that time, she earned her Doctorate of Education in School Administration from Saint Louis University. When she is not at school, she enjoys spending time with her best friend and soulmate Mark and his grown children Sarah and Dan, and their golden doodle Annie the Dog. Her free time is spent relaxing at their lake house, reading and crafting. Pinterest is her favorite website!
She loves that she gets to work with such amazing students each day. She believes that high school educators have the unique opportunity to help these young adults deepen their understanding of themselves, their goals and dreams as well as their relationship and importance to the world beyond the walls of the high school.
TYLER ALEXANDER, ASSOCIATE PRINCIPAL/CURRICULUM AND INSTRUCTION
Mr. Tyler Alexander, associate principal of curriculum and instruction, grew up in a family of educators. He quickly realized in college that a major in education was the right fit for him. Mr. Alexander earned a B.A. in History and Secondary Education from MidAmerica Nazarene University. After graduation, he was hired to teach Social Studies and be an assistant soccer coach at Blue Valley Southwest High School. During his time at BVSW, Mr. Alexander taught several social studies courses and served for 4 years as department chair. During this time, Mr. Alexander earned a Master's Degree from Emporia State University in PreK-12 School Administration. Mr. Alexander began his administrative career in 2015 with a move to Blue Valley Northwest. In his time at BVNW, Mr. Alexander has held the positions of administrative intern, activities director, a now in his current position as associate principal of curriculum and instruction. During his time at BVNW, Mr. Alexander has worked towards a Doctoral Degree in School Policy and Administration from the University of Kansas. He plans to be completed with his degree in 2018.
Outside of BVNW, Mr. Alexander enjoys spending time with his wife, Kelley, and their 1-year old son, Graham. As a family, they enjoy traveling and being outside as much as possible. Mr. Alexander personally enjoys running, cycling, and competing in triathlon. In order to spend more time with his family, Kelley and Graham often come to NW athletic events to cheer on the Huskies.
Mr. Alexander loves the culture and spirit of BVNW. The staff, students, and community of BVNW make his job exciting and rewarding. Working with students on developing a better sense of themselves both academically and personally is one of the best parts about his job. Continuing to develop a culture of purpose and student choice is an ongoing goal of his and he is excited about the amazing things happening in the classrooms and hallways at BVNW!