My name is Amanda White and I am a third grade teacher in Room 227 at the Burke-Memorial School in Medway! I bought a house this summer in Norfolk, 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. Drawing is one of my favorite things to do. You 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 Paris! Finally, you will soon learn that I have a HUGE love for Panda Bears, Minions and all things Disney!
My background & teaching experience... This will be my fourth year teaching and my second year at Memorial School. 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, while simultaneously working as a 1st grade paraprofessional in Brookline, MA. From there I taught both 3rd and 2nd grade in Brookline. I then decided to leave Brookline, as I wanted to plant my roots in a more suburban area where I grew up and hope to eventually raise a family. Teaching 3rd grade in Medway is my new, official home and I couldn't be happier!
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 meet my 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 email@example.com. 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.