Aimee Ross is a nationally award-winning educator* and aspiring writer who’s been teaching high school English at her alma mater in Loudonville, Ohio, for the past twenty-six years. Permanent Marker: A Memoir, is her first book (KiCam Projects, March 2018).
Aimee has had the following essays published online:
- When Bad Apples Ruin Teaching for the Rest of US, We Are Teachers, December 2019
- The Ultimate Teacher PD? Covering A Colleague’s Class, We Are Teachers, December 2019
- Teachers Discovery Blog
- Summer Vacation 101: The Teacher’s Essential Guide, June 2019
- Why Ricky Martin Is Unapologetically a Part of My Classroom, May 2019
- Lesson Learned: You Cannot Assign “Change the World” as Homework, April 2019
- Fighting Senioritis: The Joys of Teaching 12th Graders, March 2019
- 9 Things I learned about Teaching Writing, February 2019
- “The Ghosts of Grief,” The Grief Dialogues Blog, December 2018
- “Cross Purposes,” The Manifest Station, June 2018
- “How a Daughter Helped Her Mother Face Death: Finding Truth at Mortality’s Threshold,” Next Avenue, January 2018
- “Crossing,” Six Hens, Issue 4, March 2016
- “Teaching the Holocaust: An Ohio educator finds passionate opposition from some surprising corners,” Teaching Tolerance, Issue 28, Fall 2005
She has also had essays published in English Journal (NCTE, Vol. 109, No. 2, November 2019), Grief Dialogues: The Book, Stories on Love and Loss (Grief Dialogues, 2018), Beauty around the World: A Cultural Encyclopedia (ABC-Clio, 2017), Nine Lives: A Life in Ten Minutes Anthology (Chop Suey Books Books, 2017), Scars: An Anthology (Et Alia Press, 2015), and Today I Made a Difference: A Collection of Inspirational Stories from America’s Top Educators (Adams Media, 2009). Aimee completed her MFA in Creative Non-Fiction Writing at Ashland University in 2014.
Aimee’s passion for learning and teaching about the Holocaust has led to fellowships and study tours, published study guides and lessons (online and print), and numerous presentations, both nationally and internationally. She is a teacher fellow (2001-02) and Regional Educator for the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum.
Aimee lives in rural Ohio with her very own Prince-Charming-husband, Jackson, her pit bull Bruno, and Izzy & Cami (their cats). Together, they have five children, one granddaughter, and one grandson. (Yes, I guess I have to add ‘Granny’ to my signature now.)
*National Teachers Hall of Fame Semi-Finalist, 2019; National Teachers Hall of Fame Finalist, 2018; Time Warner Cable National Teacher Awards, 2009; and DisneyHAND American Teacher Awards, 2004