Hello! My name is Amy Albertson and I'm very excited to be teaching your children for 2nd grade here at Ponder Elementary!
I come from a small town background in Pennsylvania. I grew up in the Lehigh Valley and graduated from a high school further north as one of fifty-six seniors. I went to Kutztown University for my Bachelor's degree in Elementary Education.
This is my 2nd year teaching 2nd grade at Ponder Elementary. I have been teaching since 2002. I taught English as a Second Language (ESL) for 9 years in northeast Pennsylvania. I taught 5th grade ESL Math & Science for 1 year and 2nd grade for 2 years in Denton ISD. I have also taught ESL to adults at Mountain View College in the Dallas County Community College District, Dallas, TX, and at Northampton Community College in Monroe County, PA.
I speak a little Spanish, but I read and write Spanish better than I can converse! I studied Applied Linguistics and ESL in my graduate classes. I love languages!
I am living in Denton with my dogs, Sophie and Leila, and my cat, Gia. Sophie is my 4 year old black lab and shar pei mix. Leila is my 6 month old boxer and German shepherd mix puppy. Gia is also about 4 years old. I love my fur babies!
My parents, sister, brother-in-law, nephew, and 3 nieces all live in Pennsylvania and I miss them very much! My nephew is a senior this year, Class of 2021!
In my spare time, I like to read, do arts and crafts, go on a hike, or watch movies. I like to swim and play volleyball. I like to watch baseball, on tv or in person. The Phillies are my home team, but I'll cheer for the Texas Rangers for all but one series a season! #PhillyPhanatic!
These are a few of my favorite things:
- Colors: navy blue and maroon
- Foods: lasagna and homemade peanut butter ice cream (Not together!)
- Drink: sweet iced tea
- Restaurants: Olive Garden, Outback, Panera, Chick-Fil-A
- Sweets: Reeses Peanut Butter Cups, Chocolate-Raspberry candies
- Sports: Volleyball (to play) & Baseball (to watch)
- Movies: Brooklyn, Hacksaw Ridge, Remember the Titans,... and many more!
- TV Shows: HGTV
- Authors: Karen Kingsbury
And that's all about me!