Hi, my name is Amanda Ryan (originally Pursel) and I am going to be your child's Kindergarten teacher this year!! The sky is the limit here in K-1 and I am looking forward to learning and growing with your child!!
I moved to Chambersburg in August of 2019 after attending Shippensburg University and receiving my Bachelors of Science in Early Childhood Education. This will be my fifth year with the Chambersburg Area School District. Before moving to Chambersburg, I grew up in Bucks County, Pennsylvania with my parents and two younger sisters. I love to be active and grew up playing many sports including swimming, soccer, and volleyball. I have a Shepherd Mix named Midas who is almost 4 years old and a huge ball of energy! He enjoys taking long walks and playing outside in our fenced back yard!
This past summer, I got married back near my hometown with many of my friends and family! I am also currently going to school to get my Masters in Reading and Literacy online through Point Park University. In any other free time, I enjoy baking for friends and family.
I have a passion for working with children and I cannot wait for all of the learning we are going to do this school year in Kindergarten! Here are just a few of the things you can look forward to your child learning over the course of this year...how to read and write, counting to 100, adding and subtracting, and variety of science/social studies concepts. Most importantly, our classroom is like a family and there is a huge focus all year on social and emotional skills. I want my students to learn how to express their feelings, set goals for themselves and share with one another in a group setting.
Feel free to reach out to me by email or message me through Class Dojo anytime from 8:15-3:45 if you have any questions, comments or concerns. You can expect a response from me within 24 hours. Together, we will make this a great first year for your child!
Degrees and Certifications:
Bachelor of Science and in Early Childhood Education
Certification in Early Childhood/Elementary Education PreK-4