Certified Athletic Trainer
Colonel Richardson High School
Amy Simmons-Hope joined Pivot in August 2012, and has been the head athletic trainer for Colonel Richardson High School in Federalsburg, MD since 2013. Since working at Colonel Richardson High School, Amy helped them to become the first school on the Eastern Shore of Maryland to be Awarded the Safe Sports School Award with a 1st Team designation by the NATA. Prior to working at Colonel Richardson High School, Amy was the head athletic trainer for Cambridge South Dorchester High School while working with Pivot. Amy loves being able to be a positive influence in the lives of her athletes and focuses a lot on the quality of care she provides as well as the relationships she builds.
Amy earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Athletic Training in 2009 from High Point University in High Point, NC, with graduate level work in sports medicine at Armstrong Atlantic State University (now Georgia Southern University Armstrong Campus) in Savannah, GA. While at AASU, Amy was a graduate assistant athletic trainer for their baseball and women’s soccer teams, and was also a part of the athletic training staff that was awarded the 2009-2010 Peachbelt Conference Athletic Training Staff of the Year Award. Amy is a member of the National Athletic Trainer Association, Mid-Atlantic Athletic Trainer Association and Maryland Athletic Trainer Association. In the athletic training realm, Amy’s special interests include the mental health aspects of sports, injuries, and healing; variations in concussion response and ongoing concussion rehabilitation; and teaching that athletic training is not all about tape.
When Amy is not working, she enjoys spending time with her husband and children. She also enjoys reading, and taking pictures of just about anything.