Amanda is a second grade teacher at Academy School. This will be her second year teaching second grade, sixth year overall, and she is thrilled to experience second grade again! She believes that second grade is a wonderful time to grow as mathematicians, become fantastic readers, explore the word around us through scientific inquiry, and challenge ourselves to be a positive part of a classroom and school community. Amanda believes that group work is essential in the classroom to help promote team work and friends who encourage each other to do their very best learning. She truly believes that she is definitely not the only teacher in the classroom... ALL of her amazing students are teachers too!