Hi! My name is Amanda Erickson and I am extremely excited to be teaching first grade at Timnath Elementary. I was born and raised in Ohio. I graduated from the University of Cincinnati in 2005 with a Bachelors of Science in Early Childhood Education. I then completed my Masters in Teaching and Learning with a focus on English Language Learners from CSU-Global Campus. I have taught in Fort Collins for fourteen years. I have taught Head Start, pre-kindergarten, kindergarten, and first grade. I love learning and can’t wait to share my enthusiasm for knowledge with your child!
I graduated with a Bachelors of Science in Early Childhood Education from the University of Cincinnati in 2005. I completed my Masters of Science in Teaching and Learning with an emphasis on English Language Learners from Colorado State University Global Campus in July 2017.
I love the “ah ha” moment when a student masters a concept they have been working on. I also love that every day is different and exciting. Teaching is amazing because it allows me to come to work every day energized and optimistic.
When reading to students, I like any story that allows for dramatic reading, acting out, and discussion, such as Piggie Pig and Night of the Veggie Monster. I like reading biographies and mysteries in my free time.
In my spare time I like spending time with my wonderful family (husband, 5 dogs, and 1 cat), running, riding my bike, and reading.
The students at Timnath Elementary are amazing and full of excitement for learning!
I hear and I forget. I see and I remember. I do and I understand. Chinese Proverb
I strive to make my classroom a warm and inviting space. Students are made to feel safe and risk-taking is encouraged. Students are taught independence and a life long love of learning is instilled.