Amanda Bush / Kindergarten Teacher
I committed to graduate from Christiansburg High School in 1997 and also from Radford University in 2000. A sixth grade teacher changed the trajectory of my life when she chose to make me a favorite student who was trustworthy and responsible rather than base the way she treated me on my troubled behavior prior to 6th grade. She set a high bar and because she liked me and I loved her, I reached for it. Before I knew it, I was who she thought I was. Later she came to my high school graduation, wedding, and I babysat her children while she pursued her Masters of Education degree. We are still in contact today.
I am looking forward to the privilege of sitting front row to the lives of kindergarteners and facilitating wonder and discovery this year. Additionally, they will be loved!