A highly skilled and creative music educator, Amy Weishaar (M.A.) specializes in neurodiversity, disability, and inclusion. Her career is devoted to helping educational professionals work towards equity: diversifying and training personnel and boards, cultivating and mentoring educators for success and community leadership, and designing and enhancing safe and vibrant educational spaces for all children. Weishaar works extensively in specialized independent and nonpublic schools, as well as public schools, serving students in 1st-12th grade and at the university level. She teaches at Baltimore Lab School (formerly a division of The Lab School of Washington), The Peabody Institute of Johns Hopkins University, and The Loyola University of Maryland in conjunction with the American Kodály Institute. She serves on the board of The Musical Autist, a non-profit that creates inclusive spaces for musical expression, storytelling, advocacy, and mentorship.
Weishaar’s various experiences as a teacher, nonprofit administrator, and director, along with her passion for research-informed education, the arts, and community building, give her a unique perspective and deep understanding of the needs of specialized education. She regularly shares her expertise at local, national, and state conferences; as well as guest teaching invitations. Her work has been published in national journals and heard on public radio station WYPR. Weishaar has a Bachelor of Science from The College of St. Rose, and Master of Arts with a Thesis from University of Maryland College Park. She has extensive educational achievements at American University, Towson University, and University County Cork, Ireland. Weishaar is a devoted mother and talented multi-instrumentalist, vocalist, and dancer.