Degrees and Certifications:
Luther College, BA Spanish Language and Education (K-12) University of Northern Iowa, BA Elementary Education (K-6) Hamline University, MA Teaching English as a Learning Language (K-12)
Ms. Amanda Brooks
Nice to meet you!
My name is Amanda Brooks, and I started teaching in 2009. I started at Farnsworth Aerospace 5-8 in 2017, and I am the 5th grade EL teacher. My favorite parts about working at Farnsworth are the interesting, intelligent students and the focus on Aerospace.
During the school day, I support students in improving their academic language in order to speak and write like a scholar and scientist. I provide language support to students in whole group and small group settings.
Outside of work, I love to spend time with my family, friends, and my dog, Lila and my kitten, Maudie. I practice sports, read, and travel. I have lived in Chile, Mexico, and Colombia.
My goal as a teacher is for my students to become aware of and use their strengths and abilities. My hope is that my students believe in themselves, choose courage, and become their best selves!