Amy L Martz, ESQ, JD, MPA, MEd

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  • Education Law
  • IEP plans
  • Special Education
  • State Complaints
  • Due Process 
  • OCR Complaints
  • Charter Schools
  • Behavior Support
  • Suspensions
  • Manifestation Hearings
  • Parent Attorney
  • Co-founder of IEP Student Center

(801) 231-0286

1682 West Reunion Avenue, 4A & 4B

South Jordan, UT 84095

Hello! I'm Amy.

STUDENT     PARENT     TEACHER     PRINCIPAL     ATTORNEY 

EDUCATION LAW

Do you need help navigating your child

through a public or charter school?

Do you feel like no one is helping?

As a veteran teacher and principal

in the Utah public schools for more than 24 years,

I know my way around school systems.

I have been a student in higher education for ten years.  

I am the parent of three school-aged children, one with Autism.

I am a Utah attorney specializing in Education.

I can help.

STRUGGLING STUDENT

Is your child struggling in school?

Maybe reading or math or writing are hard.

Are teachers telling you your child's behavior is difficult?  

Did you know you can ask for your child

to be tested at any time?  The more information

we have, the better our plan for success!

I am a Utah Education attorney. 

I can help.

SPECIAL EDUCATION

Do you need help for a child with a disability?

It can be frustrating to advocate alone.

I have led and attended hundreds of

successful IEP meetings.

Let's review your child's assessments, goals,

and services to see what he or she needs.

We can use the full power of IDEA to

put together a plan for your child.

I am a Utah IEP attorney.

I can help.

DISCIPLINE

Has your child made a mistake at school?  

It happens.  You are not alone.

Perhaps the school is talking about 

suspending or expelling your child.

I can help write a plan for your child,

and all children, to be safe and to learn.

I am a Utah school law attorney.

I can help.

 
EDUCATION
2012-2015

Juris Doctor

LAW SCHOOL

I went to law school to advocate for public education in Utah.  Utah ranks 50th in the nation for K-12 per pupil education funding.  During law school, I participated in the Public Policy Clinic, studying and lecturing on the School-to-Prison Pipeline.

2013-2015

Master's Degree

MASTERS OF PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION

To better understand the functions in government, I obtained a degree in public administration.  This broadened my knowledge of human resources, ethics, nonprofit organizations, budgeting,  finance, research, and social justice leadership.

NATIONAL BOARD CERTIFICATION FOR TEACHERS

Seeking to continue to grow as an educator, I took the rigorous National Board assessment for teachers.  Certifying in 2008, I recently renewed, and will be certified until 2029.  

2008 - 2029

Specialized Certification

2000-2001

Master's Degree

MASTERS OF EDUCATIONAL LEADERSHIP

Feeling the desire to improve education from within, I sought a degree to become a school administrator.  I served in the schools for 13 years as a principal.  

1988-1994

Bachelor's Degree

BACHELORS OF ELEMENTARY EDUCATION

It was natural that I studied education, as I have always found children highly entertaining.  I teach with respect and preserve the dignity of each child.

COMMUNICATING

Do you need help explaining your child's needs to school staff?  Do you struggle to understand the terms used in meetings?  

I have led and attended hundreds of problem solving and IEP meetings!  I can get people talking, make sure you are listened to, and guarantee that you will understand.

SOLVING PROBLEMS AT HOME AND SCHOOL

I believe in a child's ability to succeed.  As a National Board Certified Teacher, I create interventions, design home notes, adapt assignments, & analyze discipline plans. With tough kids, I bring ideas that have worked for many other families.  I am calm, hopeful, and determined to help kids.  

USING LAW TO HELP
Has the school failed to implement an IEP? Did you know the Utah State Board of Education has an investigation process?  It is called an IDEA State Complaint, and I can help you get one started.  You can also do it yourself.  CLICK HERE for the link!
EXPERTISE