amy bauschard
Instructor, Program Director, MELIA
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Amy Bauschard, M.Ed. is an instructor in the Education Department at Mercyhurst University and is also the Program Director of the Mercyhurst Early Learning Innovation Academy (MELIA), Faculty Counselor of the Mercyhurst University Chapter of Kappa Delta Pi, Education Honor Society, and Supervisor of the Mercyhurst University/Erie’s Public Schools PreK Partnership.

In 2015 and 2020, Ms. Bauschard was named an “Afterschool Champion” by the Pennsylvania Statewide Afterschool/Youth Development Network (PSAYDN). She was nominated and selected for her exemplary commitment, dedication, and outstanding work in supporting meaningful, high-quality, afterschool programming for children and youth. 

Prior to coming to Mercyhurst, Ms. Bauschard spent over a decade of teaching in Early Childhood Classrooms.


Gannon University 
M.ED., Curriculum and Instruction 
Certification – Reading Specialist 
Certification – Administration 

B.S. Ed., Early Childhood/Elementary Education 


EDEC 201: Reading Methods 
EDEC 207: Observation and Assessment 1 
EDEC 301: Early Childhood Methods 
EDEC 401: Integrated Methods