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BA Journalism-University of Arkansas (Emphasis in Public Relations and Minor in Professional and Technical Writing) Post-Bachelor's Certification in Secondary English-Pima Community College

Mrs. Amanda Bryant

Hey y'all! My name is Amanda Bryant. This is my first year at Canyon Del Oro High School and I am teaching 9th grade English and 10th grade Honors English. Previously, I taught 7th grade ELA, History and Logic, as well as, 6th grade ELA and History.

I look forward to an amazing year at CDO ... it's great to be a Dorodo!

Defining Moment in Education
I don't have a specific moment, but in college I remember learning to love writing, and still remember some of my writing assignments. I made a career out of writing in different professional fields. When I felt called to teach, I knew I wanted to teach secondary English so I could help foster a love of writing for students at an earlier age.

Core Educational Belief
I became a teacher because I wanted to make an impact and help foster the love of lifelong learning. My goal is to create a safe and inviting environment for students so they create a community where they will grow to be their best. Often, students, especially teen students, dread English class and the reading and writing that comes with it, but I want to change that mindset and show students that English class is a place where they gain critical thinking skills to help them connect with literature and themselves through writing.

Prior Experience
I graduated from the University of Arkansas with a Bachelors of Arts degree in journalism with an emphasis in public relations and a minor in professional and technical writing. Before teaching, I owned my own marketing business, was an award winning Communication Director and Events Director at a Chamber of Commerce, an award winning executive for a public relations agency and a journalist. I was called to teach after moving to Tucson and received my teaching certificate in English through the Post-Bachelor Education Program at Pima Community College.