Amelia, Wy’East classroom teacher, has a genuine love of continuous learning. Her undergraduate degree is in Biology from the University of Puget Sound, and her Masters in Teaching is from Concordia University. She previously worked at Pleasant Valley Primary providing math intervention for struggling students in first through fourth grade, and did her student teaching in the Loowit classroom here at the Gardner School. She has received an Associate level Orton-Gillingham training for dyslexia from the Blosser Institute in Portland Oregon.
Amelia chose to teach at The Gardner School after studying Howard Gardner’s Theory of Multiple Intelligences in graduate school, and believes the process of learning is unique for each individual. “I love the idea of presenting material in a wide variety of ways and the creativity it allows me to bring to my teaching practice.”
Amelia and her husband Mark just celebrated their 26th wedding anniversary, and have two children — Matthew (senior at Western Washington University) and Sophia (senior at Prairie High School.) She loves to read, play the piano, scuba dive, snow ski and paddle board. Amelia says her strongest “smarts” are science and music.