Professor Stradtmann has a passion for developing and equipping students to serve in their schools and communities.

She teaches many of the literacy courses that students take as they pursue a career in education. Among the courses that she teaches include Content & Methods for Elementary Literacy, Middle Grades Literacy Content & Methods, Children's, Adolescence, and Young Adult Literature, and Middle Grades Philosophy and Development. She also advises students interested in majoring in Middle Grades Education or a Middle Grades Endorsement.


  • MS, Reading Education - Northern Illinois University; Dekalb, IL
  • BS, Elementary Education - Concordia University; Seward, NE


  • NILD Educational Therapy certification - Regent University

Academic and Professional Highlights

Prior Positions

  • Prior to teaching at the collegiate level, Amy has spent almost thirty years in Lutheran education serving both as a teacher and administrator in the primary and secondary settings. As an educational therapist, she started and coordinated the "Discovery Program" for students in grades k-12 with learning difficulties.


  • Literacy Education


  • Stradtmann, A. (2019, Nov.). We Skip The Easy Stuff. Lutheran Educational Journal


  • Stradtmann, A. (2019). Ministry Outside of the School's Walls: Developing the Home/School Connection. Inservice at Concordia Lutheran School, Machesney Park, IL.

  • Stradtmann, A. (2019). Let's Talk About It: Faith Development during the Middle School Years. Presentation at St. Mark's Lutheran Church, St. Charles, IL.

  • Stradtmann, A. (2018). Writing Across the Curriculum Won't Kill You! Presentation at Rockford Lutheran 6-12 Faculty Inservice, Rockford, IL.