My name is Amanda Field.
This year, I am teaching English II, English III, and English III Honors. I am also the co-sponsor for Student Council.
My Master's degree is in Teaching of Writing. I also hold a post-baccalaureate certificate in Teaching English as a Second Language. I earned my Master's and Bachelor's degrees, as well as my TESL certificate, from Southern Illinois University - Edwardsville.
While earning my Master's, I taught English 101 and 102 at SIUE. I have also taught at the following institutions: Rend Lake College, Brown Mackie College, Vatterott College, Highland High School (and the Highland school district), Waterloo High School, and the East St. Louis Higher Education Center. I have been teaching since 2010. I have taught a range of classes from developmental college writing courses to dual-credit/university level English courses. I have worked with students age five and up. ....and I do mean up! I have experience with high school, university, and adult learners. I also have experience with native and non-native speakers of English.
Over the summer, my boyfriend and I purchased our first home in Springfield, Illinois. As a Springfield native, it feels good to be back in central Illinois!
I LOVE technology, my cats, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, and Doctor Who (just to name a few interests). I am a huge proponent for social and emotional health, mental health awareness, and open communication.
Let's go, Titans!