My name is Amanda Angel. Teaching is something that I wanted to do almost all of my life. My interest in the field began when I was in first grade and only grew as time passed. I began my training when I was a junior in high school. As a Junior I was enrolled in a Child development class with an emphasis on teaching and an off campus aspect as a teachers assistant at local elementary school. As graduation approached, I was set on only one path, Education. My dedication to the profession never wavered. I began classes focused on my teaching degree in the fall of 2003 at California State University Sacramento. I graduated with my Bachelor of Arts in both English and Liberal Studies in the winter of 2007. My post graduate training began immediately thereafter, and I was awarded with both my single subject credential in English and my multiple subject credential in the spring of 2009.
As a young adult I was convinced that my calling was a primary classroom. I thought for certain that I was destined for the “little ones”; however, my preference was shattered after my student teaching placement in a 6th grade class. I found that I was enamored by the developing personalities and curiosity of the ten, eleven, and twelve year old students that I taught, I loved the curriculum of the grade level, and enjoyed the opportunity to be involved in extracurricular activities. As luck would have it, I was hired immediately after graduation to teach at Stonegate Elementary School as a 6th grade English Teacher. The 2017-2018 school year will be my ninth year as a teacher and my ninth year here at Stonegate Elementary school. Over the near decade, I have learned so much about myself as a teacher, about the awesome staff in the middle school (and the entire school at that!) and about the students that attend our wonderful school. I enjoy getting to know the students as new entries into the C-Quad, and watching them grow up and leave as 8th graders bound for the high school and greater things. I look forward to teaching your student and watching them grow as they progress through the middle school!