In Their Own Words: Interviews

Amy Fast Interview


Amy Fast

Streaming Media


Rich Schmidt

Document Type

Video File



Publication Date

Summer 7-10-2023


Oral History


This interview is with Amy Fast, Linfield alumna and superintendent of the Dayton School District. In this interview, Amy speaks about growing up wanting to become a teacher and coming to Linfield. She talks about the adjustment to college, and about finding her way.

She then talks about her career in the McMinnville School District, starting as a fifth-grade teacher and working all the way to high school principal. She talks about developing a leadership style and the achievments of which she is proudest.

She also speaks about the COVID pandemic and all that entailed for her role and her staff. Finally, she speaks about her recent move to the Dayton school district and what excites her about her new role.

This interview was conducted by Rich Schmidt in the Nicholson Library at Linfield University on July 10, 2023.