Amber’s Introduction

My name is Amber Larson.   I am taking this class because I’m working on a Post-Bacc teaching certification and MEd in Secondary Education.   I’m currently living in Fairbanks, AK, but I was born and grew up in the Pacific Northwest.   I spent 12 years in the Air Force, five of which were as a technical training instructor.   Becoming an instructor gave me a love of teaching, and when I separated from the military I decided to pursue that.   I currently hold a BS in Geology, and have worked towards a MS in Geology.   During both degree programs I was a teaching assistant, culminating in about 10 years of experience teaching adults.

I have a 13 (almost 14) year old son who goes to school where I work (Tanana Middle School).   He is the light of my life, and amazingly still “claims” me in front of his friends (How did I get that lucky?).   I’m also engaged to a wonderful man who grew up here in Fairbanks, and we are planning to get married this coming July on our 4 year anniversary.    My hobbies are reading, painting, drawing, Aurora photography, and singing.

I am eager to have my own class, and am excited to participate in my college classes.   I envision my education program providing me with experience and insight into how to effectively manage a classroom and teach my students.   I hope that through the course of my degree program I can use my previous experience teaching adults and learn to adapt it for use in the secondary classroom.

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