Trader, Amanda

‚ÄčWelcome to Ms. Trader's Website!

5th Grade English Language Arts and Social Studies

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Hello!  My name is Amanda Trader, and I am so excited about my first year at North Windy Ridge!  I will be teaching 5th Grade English Language Arts and Social Studies.  My partner teacher is Suzie Johnson (she will be teaching your child Math and Science).

A little bit about me- I was born and raised in Duluth, GA (a suburb of Atlanta), but I have lived in Asheville since 2010.  I earned a Bachelor of Arts degree (in Women's Studies) from t
he University of Georgia, and I earned a K-6 Teaching License from the University of North Carolina Asheville.  I completed my student teaching at Emma Elementary (in a 1st Grade classroom).  I am certified to teach K-6 and Middle School ELA.  

I have 2 years of experience as a 1st Grade Teacher Assistant (at Ira B. Jones Elementary), and I have 2 years of experience as a 2nd Grade Teacher Assistant (at Fairview Elementary).  I am so excited to work with 5th grade students this year!  

I look forward to meeting and getting to know each and every one of you.  I believe that each child has specific strengths that he or she has the potential to develop, and I believe that each child has the ability to succeed.  When students, teachers, and parents all work together, it is truly amazing how much a student can learn and grow!
Please do not ever hesitate to email me with any questions or concerns.  Our primary method of communication will be through ClassDojo (you’ll find out more about this later!), but I will also check my email daily (after school).  My email address is If you need to make a transportation change or have an urgent matter to discuss, please call the school!  Thank you so much!!

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