Amy Bleile: Teacher & Advocate

Amy Bleile is no stranger to hard work. After all, she has two master’s degrees! Amy is inspired by the students she teaches and has a passion for bringing positive change to the world.

Originally from Iowa, Amy currently resides in Whitewater, WI. Born four months premature, Amy was diagnosed with spastic quadriplegic cerebral palsy when she was two. Today, she works as a special education teacher and uses a Quantum® Edge 3 electric wheelchair with iLevel® to maintain greater mobility and independence.

“iLevel increases my independence in the classroom, giving me access to so many things that I have not been able to access before,” Amy said.

With 12 inches of elevated seating, Amy can perform more activities in her apartment and have a better view when attending concerts that do not offer wheelchair-accessible seating. She can also drive while elevated at 4.5 mph, moving at the speed of life.

“I can experience the world at the press of a button,” Amy said.

With degrees in special education and social work, Amy has the tools she needs to help her students succeed in the classroom. Motivated by her students, Amy lives her life to the fullest.

“There’s always something that inspires me to be a better person each day,” Amy said.

In addition to teaching, Amy is very involved in the disability community, participating in wheelchair basketball and serving as an advocate. She is the former Ms. Wheelchair Wisconsin 2012, 2017 and 2019. She was also the Ms. Wheelchair USA first runner up in 2017.