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Alumni/Donor Spotlight

Amy Schlessman

Class of 2002

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Did you know that America Recycles Day is celebrated every year on or around Nov. 15? Amy Schlessman, an OHIO graduate, wrote an article titled, "Recycle Bin Boogie: 5 fun, simple activities to celebrate America Recycles Day." She hopes to empower parents, families, and teachers with creative ways to have fun through simple activities using common household recyclables. Access the article by clicking here (PDF).

Dr. Amy Schlessman has a Bachelor of Science degree (2000), a Master of Physical Therapy degree (2002), a Doctor of Physical Therapy degree and a Doctor of Health Science degree. Schlessman has taught as an assistant professor and an adjunct professor at Mount Saint Joseph University. She has also taught as an adjunct professor at Sinclair Community College, Miami University, and the University of Cincinnati. Schlessman is currently an assistant professor in the physical therapy program at the University of Findlay while she continues to work as a school-based physical therapist. She has practiced physical therapy for sixteen years primarily in the school-based setting, promoting physical activity embedded into academics, interdisciplinary collaboration, and the use of technology in therapy, while closely working with educators, administrators, therapists, and parents. Schlessman has conducted numerous presentations for teachers, parents, and therapists on a variety of topics. Amy is the author of Recycle Bin Boogie: Move and learn with recyclables, an activity guide to combining movement and learning with common, household recyclables.