is the 2017-2018 Moore Square Teacher of the Year!
To the applause and roar of the 7th grade lunch crowd and many staff members on Monday, November 6, it was announced that Amanda Richardson is the new Moore Square Teacher of the Year. Ms. Richardson entered the quiet cafeteria to the big surprise announcement, a huge banner signed by staff and students, a bouquet of roses, and guest visitor and husband, Mr. Richardson.
Amanda Richardson is currently an In-Class Resource (ICR) teacher for seventh grade English Language Arts (ELA) and seventh and eighth grade Math. She is also Curriculum Assistant for seventh and eighth grade.
Ms. Richardson grew up in Shelby, North Carolina and attended UNC-Greensboro where she earned a dual degree in Elementary and Special Education in 2010. She began her first teaching position that year in Lexington, NC and then she moved to Wake County in 2016 and joined the faculty at Moore Square Magnet Middle School. She is currently working to earn a Master of Arts degree at East Carolina University in Special Education with a concentration in Students with Learning Disabilities.
In addition to her teaching responsibilities, Ms. Richardson serves on the Moore Square School Improvement Team, Intervention Team, Equity Team and Instructional Leadership Team. This year, she also started the Community Engagement Initiative to promote access to school, teachers, and resources for all Moore Square families. For her dedication to her profession and the students at Moore Square, her peers elected her as the 2017-18 Moore Square Teacher of the Year.