Degrees and Certifications:
-Bachelor's Degree in Communication Science Disorders, University of Montevallo (1999) -Masters Degree in Elementary Education, University of Montevallo (2009) -Thompson Sixth Grade Center Teacher of The Year 2017 -Alabaster City Schools Elementary Teacher of The Year 2017
Mrs. Amber M. Willis
Making a difference! School is not always the most enjoyable experience for adolescents. I, myself, had a tough time fitting in at school. I was the tallest girl, extremely quiet, and did not always fit the mold society sets as the standard. The main reason I chose to become a teacher has been to make a difference. If I can be a bright spot in a student's day, or make them feel more confident about their abilities - then I have made a difference. This has been the theme for our school this year...to be a difference maker, a game changer, a lifeline. This is what our students deserve. Making a difference can come from a hug, a pencil, a high-five, being told “I believe in you,” or just listening.
My children have encountered teachers who believed in them and took the time to be a difference-maker. As a result, I have seen them rise to challenges and accomplish great things. I strive daily to be the teacher that I would want for my own children, a difference maker. To be the person who is there no matter the situation and supports them through anything. To make a difference...this is why I became a teacher.
I am currently in my 12th year of teaching and my 6th year teaching 6th grade math. So excited for a great year!