Amy is a Skaneateles native and retired educator. She graduated from Elmira College in 1974 and taught in North Carolina, Tennessee, Skaneateles and Tacoma (WA). Amy then went on to teach the next generation of educators at the University of Georgia College of Education. After retiring in 2015, she and her husband, Dr. Ronald E. Butchart, returned to Skaneateles. She has a daughter, Christina Rolleri Bathgate, and five grandchildren.