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Amanda Perry

Amanda Perry

Center Name: Dorman Preschool Center
Classroom Age Group: 3-5 years old
Years of Teaching Experience: 8 years
Years in the Excellence Academy:     2 years
Highest Education Level Achieved: Bachelor of Fine Arts
Special Certification: CDA


What is one of your favorite things about teaching young children?
One of my favorite things about teaching young children is seeing the children of my class coming to school expressing happiness and and eagerness to learn each and every day. 
How has the Excellence Academy changed you, your classroom environment, your knowledge of early childhood development and your teaching practices and strategies?
The Excellence Academy has improved all aspects of my teaching and my classroom. It has enabled me to enhance our classroom environment into a comforting and peaceful learning space. I now approach each day with the intention of making learning active, hands-on, and exciting while still focusing on promoting progress in the developmental areas of each individual child. 
Tell us about your family.
I live with my boyfriend, Shawn, and our two dogs, Layla and Rhett. I have one sister, April; she is an ER doctor and is married to Iraj. My mom, Meg, still lives in Pleasureville in the house I grew up in. I am very close to both my mom and my sister. 
Do you have any hidden talents?
I can read extremely fast and I usually finish a book in about 2 days. I am also a painter, drawer, and print-maker. 
What is your favorite way to spend a weekend?
My favorite way to spend a weekend is hanging out at Kamp Kessa to go horseback riding and to relax and enjoy being outdoors. I also enjoy playing games like Quiddler, Scrabble, and Uno. 
What would be impossible for you to give up?
Books and twirling my hair 
How do you want to be remembered?
I want to be remembered as someone who was creative, funny, and always strived to improve.




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