Spanish teacher/ELL teacher
My name is Amanda Muri and I teach Spanish 1 and 2 at Shining Rock as well as serving as the English Language Learner instructor. In 1998, I graduated with honors from the Medical College of Georgia with a Bachelor of Science degree in Occupational Therapy. While practicing occupational therapy I began to teach English as a Second Language to adults and fell in love with world language and culture. I took the World Language Praxis exam this summer and will enroll in a residency license program this fall to obtain my Spanish K-12 teaching certificate. I feel very blessed to share my passion for Spanish with the students I teach and to support students who speak a different home language besides English to better access the curriculum.
I am a wife and mother to 3 beautiful children, 2 dogs, a cat and a lizard. Besides teaching, my favorite things to do are spend time with my family, exercise, and spoil my pets. I know first hand how difficult it can be to find balance between work, family and school. Be kind to yourself and follow the same advice we give our kids; just do the best you can do and that is enough.