Volunteer Feature: Amy Nuzback, Elk Valley Elementary

Monday Apr 24th, 2023

To continue our celebration of volunteers, Tammy Rader, Community School Director at Elk Valley Elementary School recently shared her thanks for Amy Nuzback, long-time teacher as well as a school volunteer. We asked Amy why she chooses to volunteer.

My name is Amy Nuzback.  I have taught in the Girard School District for 27 years.

I was raised in Meadville, PA and studied Elementary Education at Duquesne University.  Serving the community was a large part of my undergraduate life at Duquesne as I tutored children at the Jubilee Soup Kitchen and built with Habitat for Humanity.  When I was lucky enough to be hired to teach in the Girard School District, I wanted to continue to be active in community service.

As a 22-year-old teacher, I felt grateful for my job at the Girard School District and wanted to become involved in my new community.  I researched organizations with philosophies that matched my own.  United Way was the perfect match.  I have donated to United Way since 1996.  I have been thrilled to help Elk Valley School transition to a community school through United Way.  I am proud to work with my former student Tammy Rader as she brings programing and resources to our community.  When Tammy was in sixth grade at the Girard School District she and I walked to and from school together as we were neighbors.  She was the first babysitter that I hired to watch my daughter.  Talk about community!  Girard School District is a welcoming community and a fantastic place to raise a family.  I am proud to work here and to volunteer my time to help the Elk Valley Community School.