Springfield Community Faculties selects its “Teacher of the Year”

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (KY3) – Springfield Public Colleges named Dr. Amanda Adams as its 2021-2022 Teacher of the Year.

The district designed the announcement Monday night at the Basis for Springfield General public Colleges Rejoice SPS occasion.

“My proudest second as an educator is when college students occur back and share how what they seasoned in my classroom has created an impact on their lives,” reported Adams. “As I interviewed former pupils as section of my doctorate operate, a person student shared that as an adult he imagined again to when he was happiest and he returned to what he loved as a university student and pursued a occupation as an EMT.”

Amanda is the direct trainer of the Well being Sciences Academy @Mercy, an SPS choice system for eighth-graders. She has served in community education for the past 14 many years with a pupil-centered technique and a individual really like of mastering. Amanda started her job with SPS at Pershing Center School in 2008, in which she taught eighth-grade science, coached cheerleading, sponsored pep club, and coached Science Olympiad. In 2013, Amanda left Pershing to be a guide instructor at the Wellness Sciences Academy @Mercy. As a lead instructor, she has led curriculum improvement, information analysis, specialist studying, student self-control, father or mother conversation, and spouse outreach.

In the previous 7 several years, Amanda has served on various teams and offered at a number of qualified conferences. Amanda has served as SPLS Liaison, office chair, and choice plan quality assurance team member. She has offered at the Countrywide Council of Teacher of English (NCTE), Higher Ozarks Cooperating University Districts Innovation Summit (GOCSD) (2 a long time), Missouri College Board Alternative Application Showcase, Missouri’s Investigation and Schooling Community (MOREnet), and MU Interface Conference (2/17/21). These conferences have afforded her the possibility to share her know-how with other educators as perfectly as gain beneficial insight from other leaders in her profession. In 2017, Amanda was acknowledged to SPS Connect, a management making software within just SPS. In March 2021, Amanda defended her doctoral dissertation and completed her Ed.D diploma in Academic Management, Curriculum, and Instruction.

When COVID-19 place the Overall health Sciences Academy on maintain for the recent school yr, Amanda stepped temporarily into an instructor job with yet another SPS preference software, Increased Ozarks Middle for Innovative and Skilled Research (GO CAPS).

The district also celebrated four finalists in the course of the event: Melanie Donnell (York Elementary), Dr. Bob Lynch (Glendale Significant Faculty), Terri Schaffitzel (Pleasant Perspective Elementary), and Cary Sikes (Gray Elementary).

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