Inspirational Educator of the Month
Congratulations to Ms. Amato on being named the June 2016 Inspirational Educator of the Month.
Ms. Amato teaches a wide array of classes here at LHS, including ESOL and Algebra 1. She's a natural for teaching ESOL, as she previously taught Spanish I, II, III, and IV at another school before coming to LHS. She also coaches soccer here (she enjoys playing soccer recreationally as well), and is a high ropes instructor.
Ms. Amato’s inspiration to the teaching vocation was inspired by her experiences volunteering for a year in Peru. She says that teaching high school felt surprisingly natural, and that developing relationships with those students got her “hooked on being in the classroom.” Anyone who has seen her with her students knows that she devotes herself tirelessly to building those relationships here at LHS also. Further evidence of this comes from her citing the ESOL population and the teachers who are so willing to and amazing at connecting with them as her favorite things about this community.
Ms. Amato calls Baltimore her hometown, and stayed within the state for her higher education. She earned her Bachelor of Arts degree at Mount St. Mary’s University, before going on to earn her Masters of Arts in Teaching from Goucher College.
We count ourselves fortunate to have such a talented and brilliant educator here at LHS. It is with great Viking Pride that we celebrate this award for Ms. Amato. One can imagine her celebrating with some of her favorite homemade hummus. Congratulations!