Phone: 651-793-7300 X41014
Degrees and Certifications:
• Bachelor of Science; Foundations of Elementary Education (University of Minnesota, 2015) • Master of Education; Elementary Education (University of Minnesota, 2016) • Minnesota Teaching License; Elementary Education K-6
Ms. Amanda Bartholf
Hello JAJ scholars and families!
My name is Amanda Bartholf (Bar-Toff) and I am the Science Specialist at John A. Johnson A+ Elementary. This will be my second year teaching and I am excited to continue working here as part of our JAJ family.
I am originally from Waukesha, Wisconsin and spent my entire childhood growing up there. So yes, I am and will continue to be a huge Green Bay Packers fan! I have always had a genuine curiosity about the world around me, especially the sciences. I kept a personal notebook at home and filled it with science facts I either learned from my library books or the TV. When I was 18, I moved to Minnesota and began attending the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities. In five years, I graduated with a Bachelors of Science in Elementary Education and a Masters of Education. I loved the diverse community and culture so I decided to stay and begin my teaching career. I began as a susbsitute teacher and taught in almost every elementary, middle, and high school in the Saint Paul School District. I had the great privelage of being recognized as Susbstitute of the Month: November. It was not long after that I was invited to teach at John A Johnson, where I hope to be for many years to come.
I currently live in Roseville where I like to frequent the many restaurants as well as watch movies at the AMC theater. On the weekends, I enjoy playing Dungeons and Dragons and watching anime with friends. One of my biggest passions is traveling. I have been to 12 different countries so far and I hope to continue visiting new destinations and widening my world perspectives and experiences.
I look forward to meeting many of you as we work together throughout the year. Please feel free to call or email me with any questions you may have. I also welcome you to reach out if you want to come volunteer in the science lab. We are always looking for families to come join in on our investigations.