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Amanda Mapes

(Mrs. Mapes)

Hey, I'm Amanda

I have worked with children for 25 years. Tutoring, coaching, home daycare for special needs children only, working as a paraprofessional for 8 of those years. I was supported to go back to school and finish my teaching degree (had 2 children of own so postponed own education). I just…

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I have worked with children for 25 years. Tutoring, coaching, home daycare for special needs children only, working as a paraprofessional for 8 of those years. I was supported to go back to school and finish my teaching degree (had 2 children of own so postponed own education). I just graduated college and I have taken a special education teacher position. As this is my first year of being the teacher, the classroom is far from new to me. I have worked with early childhood up through adulthood with people whonhave special needs. My passion is seeing them succeed and become contributing members of society. I look at their abilities and it is amazing that they overcome so much. I want to be a part of their life and success.

"Why fit in, when you were born to stand out."-Dr. Seuss”

What will the funds be used for

I am a first year special education teacher who will be teaching Kindergarten through 3rd graders. Need to supply my classroom with diverse literacy, age appropriate tools for learning, and social emotional learning resources. I want my students to be successful and with these donations that can be possible.