academic services specialist teaching disabilities

Amy Barto

Academic Services Coordinator

B.A. Elementary Education & English, M.Ed. with a Concentration in Learning Disabilities, K-12
1997-2001, 2005-2012, 2015-Present


Amy Barto has been part of Lake Michigan Academy’s program for twenty years through roles as Classroom Teacher, Summer School Director and two separate terms as Executive Director. Amy has a degree in Elementary Education, English and Social Studies from Aquinas College and a master’s degree in Education with a concentration in Learning Disabilities. 

When she is not at LMA, Amy is a “sports mom” for her two teenagers, reading,  or  actively representing educators and individuals with learning disabilities through involvement with various community organizations and committees including Learning Disabilities Association of Michigan, Michigan’s Special Education Advisory Committee, Senior Neighbors Advisory Council, Campfire West MI 4C TA Council and Learning Disabilities Association of America.