Amy Cook

Teacher in Manhattan Beach, California

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<My Background>

I have been in education for 14 years and have worked with diverse backgrounds. I received my B.A., Multiple Subject Teaching Credential, and GATE Certificate from the University of California, Riverside. I have experience in all grade levels (except kindergarten), but have found my passion to be 4th grade curriculum. I have worked as a Title I Resource Specialist working with students scoring below grade level in the areas of reading and writing. I have served as G.A.T.E. Site Coordinator running gifted and talented workshops and focusing on differentiation. I have also had the pleasure of serving as a B.T.S.A. Support Provider working with new teachers as a mentor, and helping them clear their teaching credential.

<My Philosophy>

I am passionate about teaching! I believe all children can succeed. It is my job to model and inspire each child to become a life-long learner. Each and every child has unique gifts to share with the world. I believe in differentiated instruction to meet each child's individual needs. I plan to combine theory and practice in our classroom to provide a friendly, engaging, and challenging learning environment.

<My Family>

My husband, Sean, and I have been married for fifteen years. We have two children; Karissa (15) and Trevor (11). Karissa is a creative, hard-working softball star. Trevor is hilarious and enjoys participating in baseball, basketball, and football. We love to spend our free time attending sporting events, cheering on the Angels and Green Bay

​Packers, and barbecuing. We have an English Bulldog named "Boo"zer and a Persian cat named Snowball.

Ride the Wave,

Mrs. Cook