Degrees and Certifications:
Ms. Amaya has taught at Como Park Elementary School since 2010, but she has been in the Saint Paul Public Schools since 1997. She has a Bachelor's degree from The University of Michigan in Ann Arbor and a Master's of Education degree in Second Languages and Cultures from The University of Minnesota in Minneapolis. She has experience in secondary schools but has recently taught in elementary grades kindergarten thru fifth grade.
When she is not teaching, she spends time with her family and friends. She enjoys reading and dancing.
She lives in the Como neighborhood where she is proud to live and work within the same community. She appreciates Como Park and Como Lake which are close to the school. If you are walking around the lake, you may see her. Be sure to wave and say "Hello!"
She loves being part of such a diverse school of learners. Everyday she learns new things about her students, their languages, and their cultures.
Ms. Amaya’s Schedule 2023/2024
7:15-7:30 Supervision outside of the Planetarium, Rooms 1102/1105
7:30-8:00 Breakfast/Morning Meeting-Rotate Kindergarten Classrooms, 1114/1112/1107
8:00--8:30 Writer’s Workshop with Ms. Olson, Rooms 1112/1113
8:30-8:45 Math with Ms. Olson, Rooms 1112/1113
8:45-9:05 Small Group in Literacy with Ms. Melissa, Rooms 1114/1115
9:05-9:30 Small Group in Literacy with Ms.Angela, Rooms 1107/1111
9:30-10:00 Writer’s Workshop with Ms. Melissa, Rooms 1114/1115
10:00-10:20 SpEd/ELL Collaboration
10:50-11:30 Social Language with Ms. Cheryl and Ms. Emily, Room 2606
11:30—12:10 Social Language with Ms. Sandi and Ms. Emily, Rooms 1118/1119
12:10-12:30 Small Group in Literacy with Ms. Olson, Rooms 1112/1113
12:30-1:00 Writer's Workshop with Ms. Angela, Rooms 1107/1111