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Amy Webb

Jan 09, 2017 03:07PM ● By Cate Reynolds

Amy Webb

The Summit School, Edgewater

Years teaching at Summit: 5

Currently teaching: 4th–8th grade Math, Science, Language Arts, English

Proudest teaching moment: “My proudest moment in teaching has been when I hear from parents about how well their child is doing in high school. It’s truly a gift to be able to guide and teach a child through their middle school years and hear they have grown into an accomplished, successful adult.”

Teaching philosophy: “To inspire each student I teach to always achieve the goal they have set out to accomplish and become their best self, both academically and personally.”

Toughest challenge facing educators: “Differentiating each lesson to accommodate all your students. Teaching requires so much planning and thought about the types of learners in your classroom. The auditory, visual, and kinesthetic learners are among most every classroom, therefore your lessons should incorporate all three types of learning styles. In addition, I think that incorporating new technology into lesson plans can also be a challenge for some educators. I am very lucky to have a full-time technology coordinator at my school who can help guide me through any new technologies that are introduced. Each school year, I try to master a new form of technology to utilize in my classroom.”

Ms. Webb has a quiet presence but don’t let that fool you. Her dedication to her students is evident in her classroom and in staff meetings. She consistently strives to see every student’s positive qualities. At Summit, we meet to discuss each student’s progress on a regular basis. When we talk about a student who might be struggling in some way, Ms. Webb will always point out that student’s strengths as well. She inspires other teachers to always see the positive in every student. If she has a student or a group of students that are facing challenges, she uses her diagnostic skills and creative problem solving to set up systems to increase students’ success.” —Dr. Joan Mele-McCarthy, Executive Director

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