fast facts & simple stats


Scrolling through social media, I stumbled upon these cute little info graphics for individual teacher stats. I just couldn’t resist, so I plugged my info in and let it create one about me.  If you want to create one too, please click here.

I couldn’t stop there though. My mind was meandering down memory lane and before I knew it I was jotting down some fast facts about my teaching career. Here they are:

  • August 2000 through December 2000 – completed my student teaching in 3rd grade at Roundtown Elementary in Central York Schools
  • December 2000 – graduated from York College of Pennsylvania
  • February 2001 through June 2001 – was offered and accepted a teaching position in 3rd grade to cover a maternity leave at Roundtown Elementary
  • May 2001 – was offered a permanent contract to teach 3rd at North Hills Elementary in Central York School District
  • August 2001 through June 2005 – taught 3rd grade at North Hills
  • August 2005 through June 2006 – taught 3rd grade at Sinking Springs Elementary
  • December 2005 – completed my Master’s Degree at Mansfield University and received a certification in Library Science, also received certification for Reading Specialist
  • August 2006 through the present – became a Reading Specialist at Sinking Springs and teach reading for students in grades 4-6

It’s been a great ride. Although I started my teaching career later in my adult life, I have no regrets. I love my job and I am thankful for the opportunities that have come down my path. Here’s to the end of the 2016-2017 school year!




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11 thoughts on “fast facts & simple stats

  1. Look at all the students who have been lucky enough to have you in their life!! I also came to teaching later in life. I had a few other careers and got my kids settled in school before I became a teacher. (I do find it a bit ironic that now that they are both moving on to college, I am moving on to my next adventure too!) Have a great rest of your school year, Amy!! ⭐️

  2. It certainly is the time for reflection, isn’t it? I love this graphic, but I can’t fill it out. I always freeze up when I have to count students. Yikes. Maybe I’ll do it someday. 22 years for me. WOW! It feels like I just started. Thank you for sharing!

  3. You knew Michael then… I met him while teaching an Eduspire Summer Literacy course. It would be great to meet soon – will you be able to attend any of the KSRA Conference days in Hershey this October?

    • Oh my, Michael. Yes, he was my dear, dear friend, Aileen. We were teaching partners. I hope to attend KSRA but haven’t finalized my plans yet. I would love to meet!

  4. Wow, Amy, I love the stats chart! Sixteen years and 750 students….I have no idea how many students I taught in my 38 year career or how to figure it out! I am thinking you may have been a participant in a staff development session on mentor texts that Rose Cappelli and I gave in Central York School District -we did several. Is that where we first met? Hope to see you at KSRA 2017 in Hershey – let’s meet! Diane, Rose, and Aileen will all be there, too!

    • 38 years of teaching is fantastic! Yes, both you and Rose visited at our school way back when I started teaching. But, the time I remember was during the Millersville Writing Institute. You were in my afternoon breakout sessions, which so happens that this blog was started then. I hope to attend KSRA and I would absolutely adore meeting my virtual friends!!!

  5. Great post! I also started teaching later in life (45 years) and it’s one of the best decisions I’ve ever made! It’s nice to take a breather and look back on the school year. Congrats on your stats!

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