Leadership

School Leadership

Amy Bottomley

Principal

Ms. Bottomley is the Director of the Microsociety Academy Charter School (MACS) in Nashua, NH. She has worked in education since 1996, primarily in the field of special education. Mrs. Bottomley holds New Hampshire certifications in the areas of principal, special education administrator and general special education. After teaching at a high school for numerous years, in 2010, Mrs. Bottomley accepted her first administration position. She served as the Assistant Principal and Special Education Coordinator at the Hollis Upper Elementary School for five years before accepting the position as MACS Founding Director in 2015. According to Principal Bottomley, “The MicroSociety Academy offers a unique program that incorporates traditional academic methodology infused with real-world application. Students apply the use of 21st century skills through their student run agencies and ventures, and as a result, they become more confident risk-takers who understand what being an active citizen in a global society truly means.”

Susannah Williams

Coordinator

Ms. Williams is an M.Ed. candidate in school leadership and the Founding MicroSociety and Curriculum Coordinator at MACS. Mrs. Williams has worked in the education since 2002. After developing and teaching an English program in China, Mrs. Williams returned to Texas where she taught 1st, 2nd, and 3rd grade as well as elementary art in the Dallas and Austin public school districts. She also taught at the Boston Renaissance Charter Public School from 2007 to 2012 where she headed the Parent Workshop Committee and piloted curriculum in several subject areas. She holds certifications in ELL, art and elementary education.

Tom Malone

Founder

As the Founding Member of MACS, Mr. Malone brings 34 years of experience working with diverse Grades K-8 students and staff in Lowell (MA) Public Schools. Tom served 24 of those years at the Lowell City Magnet School, the nation’s first K-8 MicroSociety school, working as a Reading & Government/ Citizenship teacher, MicroSociety Curriculum/Program Facilitator, LPS District Equity Facilitator, and 11 years as its Principal. Tom is an experienced trainer/ consultant/presenter for MicroSociety International and has worked as an adjunct professor at Fitchburg State Univ., (MA) and Nova Southeastern University (FL) and guest lecturer at UMass/Lowell. Tom is proud to be a MACS founder and to have helped his former students realize their dream of creating a MicroSociety School for their children in New Hampshire.