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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 7th/8th 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 7th/8th 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.”

Harrison Primary School

Location Pin Peoria, IL

100 Students

7th Grades

3 Years experience

Since 2017


What will the funds be used for

I need a classroom set of the book The Color of My Words by Lynn Joseph. I am working hard to create a diverse classroom library that will resonate with the students I teach.


Donations made to Amanda

$50 Donated
Anonymous

Anonymous

Donated 3 days ago

$300 Donated

AJ Kool-Sipe posted you needed money for a set of books. Is this enough for both classrooms?

Doug Leunig

Doug Leunig

Donated 4 days ago

Yes! Thank you for your donation. I can't wait to read this with my students! We're going to use the story as part of our cultural narratives unit.

Amanda Strong

- 3 days ago