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Amy Brandenburg

(Mrs. Brandenburg)

Hey, I'm Amy

The students in my alternative school have all experienced different types of trauma in the short time they’ve been on this earth. The majority of my students have been diagnosed with emotional and behavioral disorders, in addition to dealing with the death of a parent, incarcerated parent(s), moving around in…

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The students in my alternative school have all experienced different types of trauma in the short time they’ve been on this earth. The majority of my students have been diagnosed with emotional and behavioral disorders, in addition to dealing with the death of a parent, incarcerated parent(s), moving around in foster care, drugs in the home, and/or basic needs left unmet. Each student has been placed in the alternative center due to lack of academic success in their general schools, a high amount of behavior referrals, and in some cases, a court order. My goal is to provide my kids with social skills training, coping skills, resources to be successful with academics, and the confidence and encouragement they deserve! Sadly, most of my kids are with me because the adults in their lives have failed them in some way. It’s my hope that by the time my students leave my classroom, they know I am one of their biggest fans and they can always count on me.