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Amy Brown

A Little About Me

This is my fourth year at Sumner Academy and my ninth year as a high school teacher in the district.  My passion is teaching English and my payoff is when a student's face lights up and "gets it."  I have been married to my high school sweetheart for 32 years and we have five children.  In 2011 while teaching at Harmon High, an advisory student needed more than just a teacher.  I connected with her in order to help her and her siblings out of a very bad situation.  After just a few weeks, my husband and I knew we had to offer these kiddos a forever family.  We went from being parents to two adult boys to being parents to 3 more children--the youngest one was six.  We recognized immediately that these children belonged with us and that we were blessed by their addition to our family.  Professionally, I started as a legal assistant and paralegal and worked in that profession for twenty years.  In my 30's, I went to college for the first time and decided to become an English teacher.  I feel challenged every day by my profession and it is those challenges that make each day interesting.


Contact Info

Amy Brown

Room A118 - New Wing

English Teacher for 10th Grades

School Phone: (913) 627-7289

Email: or through School Loop

Planning Periods: 4th and 5th Hours

Planning Periods for Mrs. Brown:

Monday  10:45 - 11:30 a.m. /11:30 - 1:25 p.m.

Tuesday 11:30 - 1:30 p.m.

Wednesday  9:40 - 11:05 a.m.

Thursday  11:30 - 1:30 p.m.

Friday  10:00 - 11:35 a.m.

I am available from 7:30 a.m. until school starts except when assigned hall duty.  I am also available most days after school until 3:30 p.m.  This schedule changes because of club sponsorships like Book Battle and NHS.  Please check with me for further details. 

TENNIS COACH:  During August, September and the first week of October, I will be coaching tennis.  I am usually available until 3:30 each day unless there is a match scheduled.  After October, I am available each day until 3:30 (or even 4:00), if needed.


Revised Soph. 2017 -18 Calendar


Sumner Academy

 A Glance at 2017-2018

NOTE:  Some dates may be subject to change

Within each novel/work there are many units that will emphasize the following: connections, author, setting, annotations, character, plot, and theme as well as grammar and vocabulary.



August 14 – Sept. 8

Fahrenheit 451 (too long)

Sept. 4  

Labor Day

Sept. 14 – Oct. 7

The Crucible

Oct. 13

End of 1st Quarter - No School

Oct. 19 – FAS Day – No School

Family Advocacy – No School

   Oct. 20

No School



    Oct. 23 – Nov. 21

Things Fall Apart 

Nov. 22 – 24

Thanksgiving Break



Nov. 27 – Dec. 19

Short Stories – Southern Gothic

Dec. 11 – 15


Dec. 20

End of 2nd Quarter – No School











Jan. 4 – Feb. 16

Research and The Autobiography of Malcolm X as told by Alex Hale

   Jan. 15

No School

   Feb 16

Family Advocacy Day – No School

Feb. 20 – March 23

A Midsummer Night’s Dream

Feb. 19

Holiday – No School



   Mar. 9

End of 3rd Quarter – No School



March 12 -16




Mar. 19 - 23

A Midsummer Night’s Dream (cont’d.)

Mar. 26 – April 27

The Joy Luck Club

   Apr. 20

No School



April 30 – May 11




May 14 – 18


May 21 – 22

Finals Make-ups/TBD