In the end, Amy graduated from Franklin College in 2013 with degrees in athletic training and Spanish.
She attended graduate school to expand upon her athletic training education and spent a few years as an athletic trainer. The year 2020 gave her plenty of time to reflect on her life and she began to wonder if athletic training was still right for her.
“As a Division I athletic trainer, I was not having as much time for family as I would like. COVID happened and my priorities changed. I wanted to focus more on using Spanish.” – Gibson
Her revelation came at the perfect time as the high school she had attended was looking to hire a Spanish teacher. A week before school started, she was hired as Seymour High School’s newest Spanish teacher.
The transition between her professions has not always been the smoothest. Amy credits the encouragement from her old Franklin College family for helping her confidently transition between athletic trainer and Spanish teacher.
“Dan regularly checks in on me to see how I’m doing with my transition to teaching. My experience at FC gave me my circle of people, besides my family, that I want to call first with good news or who I call for advice. It not only made me well-rounded, but I met my second family, my go-to people.” – Gibson