8th Grade English/Reading Edge
Welcome! My name is Amanda Walk, and I am the 8th grade English/Read Edge teacher. This is my first year here at Steelton-Highspire School District, but I am by no means a stranger to this town. I am very excited to work with the students, parents, faculty, and staff.
A little educational/professional history about me...
I attended Millersville University where I graduated with a Bachelor's of Science majoring in Secondary English Education. Shortly after my graduation, I was hired at a small parochial school where I was the Language Arts teacher/Media Specialist. I then had the great opportunity to move down to Baltimore County, MD to teach at Parkville High School where I taught 9th and 10th grade English.
I am now currently studying to get my Master's Degree in Literacy Education.
A little of what I'm into...
I am an avid reader and writer. I particularly enjoy books that are fantasy. I am a huge Harry Potter nerd. Beware, I will make a least one Harry Potter reference a day. I also enjoy rock climbing and going to the beach. Some of my favorite shows are Bones and Grimm.
What you can expect to do...
I believe strongly in working collaboratively. In class, you (or your child depending on whose reading this) will work with your classmates on a daily basis. I use many different strategies to make sure that your learning needs are met. However, if you ever find that I'm not doing something you need, please advocate (a person who speaks or writes in support or defense of a person, cause) for yourself. Who knows, maybe your input will lead to a better and stronger learning experience.