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Amanda Strong

(Ms. Strong)

Location Pin Location Pin Peoria IL

Hey, I'm Amanda

I became a 6-12 ELA teacher after teaching college for five years. After reading paper upon paper with grammar, spelling, and capitalization errors, I realized that there was a stronger demand for good K-12 teachers, so now I'm teaching 11/12th ELA at an inner city school that's grossly affected by…

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I became a 6-12 ELA teacher after teaching college for five years. After reading paper upon paper with grammar, spelling, and capitalization errors, I realized that there was a stronger demand for good K-12 teachers, so now I'm teaching 11/12th ELA at an inner city school that's grossly affected by gun violence, domestic violence, poverty, food deserts, drugs, and more. There are students who can be reached and choose a different path than that of their peers. My theory is that I do not have any bad students, only bad situations and bad decisions. I spend a lot of time getting to know my students and connecting with them on a daily basis because I care about each one of them, regardless of their circumstances. When their hierarchy of needs isn't being met in the most fundamental of ways, I try to make up for those losses, especially providing them with someone who genuinely cares about their education and well-being.

"You may shoot me with your words. You may cut me with your eyes. You may kill me with your hatefullness. But still, like air, I'll rise." Dr. Maya Angelou.”

Quest Charter Academy

Location Pin Peoria, IL

70 Students

11th, 12th Grades

3 Years experience

Since 2017


What will the funds be used for

The funding will help with taking disadvantaged, inner city high school juniors to see a live performance of one of Shakespeare's plays at Chicago's Navy Pier. We need to rent a charter bus from Peoria, IL to Chicago, IL, and help students pay for the performance fee. Your contribution can help us get there.


Donations made to Amanda

$25 Donated
Nicole Evans

Nicole Evans

Donated 4 weeks ago