My name is Amanda White and I am the new third grade teacher in Room 227 at the Burke-Memorial School in Medway! I currently live in Franklin, just around the corner. Outside of school I am a Boston sports fan, but I love hockey the most. I also enjoy arts and crafts. You'll quickly learn that I love to draw and will see a little bit of my love for art displayed in your new classroom. I also enjoy going to the movies, running, photography, reading and traveling. This summer I went to Italy with my family. Finally, I am a HUGE Disney fan. This winter I will be running my first half marathon in Disney World!
My background & teaching experience... This will be my third year teaching and my first year here at Memorial School in Medway. Prior to joining the Medway community, I attended Stonehill College and received my Bachelors Degree in Elementary Education and American Studies. While at Stonehill College I completed several student teaching opportunities in a variety of grades and communities. I student taught 1st, 2nd and 5th grade in Brockton, MA and then went on to complete my full-time practicum in 2nd grade in Canton, MA. Shortly after graduating from Stonehill, I attended Lesley University where I received my Masters Degree in Literacy for K-8 Classroom Teachers. Simultaneously, I began working as a 1st grade paraprofessional in Brookline, MA. From there I got a position teaching 3rd grade in Brookline and most recently taught 2nd grade in Brookline, as well. I am over the moon about returning to third grade and planting my roots here in the Medway community.
I love third grade, as it is a very exciting year to teach and watch students grow. Students are finally beginning to shift from "learning to read" to "reading to learn" and BOY do we learn a LOT! I cannot wait to begin this new chapter with a new group of students and look forward to a fantastic year of learning, growing and thriving together!
Please feel free to contact me by email anytime at firstname.lastname@example.org. I will respond to your email within 24 hours, if not sooner. However, if it is an emergency or you have any last minute changes with daily routine etc., please contact the school directly as I may not be able to check my email frequently throughout the day while I am teaching.