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Ms. Amanda Baker

About: Greetings! I recently relocated to the Raleigh area after getting married on June 10, 2017.  I am originally from Charlotte, NC where I spent the last nine years teaching in Union County Public Schools. I have experience teaching grades 2-5, and feel very excited to be a part of the second grade team here at Washington Elementary.  It is not unusual to walk into my classroom and find us working collaboratively while we sing, dance, and laugh.  I believe that learning should have strong structures, but that it should also be fun and engaging.  I'm a huge proponent of digital learning and going global as we work to prepare our students for life in the 21st century.  Outside of school, I enjoy spending time with friends and family, traveling to the beach or the mountains, and cheering on the Carolina Panthers! Thank you so much for your warm welcome here at Washington! 

Alumni: University of North Carolina at Wilmington

Favorite Quote: “The best teachers show you where to look but don’t tell you what to see.” “The wonder of teaching is watching caterpillars become butterflies.”

Favorite Children's Book: Our Tree Named Steve

Gifts & Talents: Dance, Interior Design, Party Planning, Cooking

Twitter: @thebakerGTbunch