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AMBER D.
WILLIAMS

BIO:

Amber is a passionate, Level 5 educator with twelve years of experience as a classroom teacher. Each year, Amber has noticeable academic gains from her students while maintaining positive classroom culture and increasing students' character development. She believes in preparing students for life and focuses on helping every student reach their full potential. She does not waiver intense, standards-aligned academic instruction. However, she uses creative ways to incorporate arts, culturally-relevant materials, multiple subjects, and life skills.  In addition to teaching,  Amber has experience with item creation, data analysis, curriculum review, facilitating professional development, and academic coaching.

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EDUCATION:

University of Tennessee - Knoxville

Bachelor of Arts, 2008

Freed-Hardeman University

Master's of Education, 2013

EXPERIENCE:

TEACHING:

  • Shelby County Schools - Downtown Elementary

    • 5th-Grade Teacher, 2020 - 2023

      • New Teacher Mentor, 2021 - 2022​

      • Math Content Lead, 2020 - 2021

    • 4th-Grade Teacher, 2017 - 2020​

      • Math Content Lead, 2018 - 2020​

 

  • Capstone Education Group - Cornerstone Preparatory

    • 4th-Grade Teacher, 2015 - 2017​

      • Curriculum Instruction & Review Team (CART), 2016 - 2017​

  • Hardeman County Schools - Whiteville Elementary

    • 2nd-Grade​ Teacher, 2013 - 2015

    • Kindergarten Teacher, 2012 - 2013

  • Hardeman County Schools - Bolivar Elementary

    • 3rd-Grade Teacher, 2011 - 2012​

FACILITATION:

  • TN Dept. of Education Standards Training

    • Math K-2 Facilitator, June 2019​

    • Math 3-5 Facilitator, June 2018

  • TN Dept. of Education Read To Be Ready

    • Summer Grant Facilitator, 2018 & 2019​

  • Instruction Partners Standards Bootcamp

    • 3rd-Grade Writing, Summer 2018​

CURRICULUM & ASSESSMENT:

  • TN Dept. of Education State Testing Item Review

    • Math 4-5  Bias and Sensitivity Review, June 2021​

    • E.L.A. 6-8 Bias and Sensitivity Review, June 2019

    • E.L.A. 3-5 Item Review, June 2018

  • TN Dept. of Education State Testing Standard Setting

    • E.L.A. 5th-Grade, October 2023

    • E.L.A. 4th-Grade, June 2022

    • Math & E.L.A. 2nd-Grade, June 2017​

  • Edreports Curriculum Reviewer

    • K-6 Math, 2018-2020​

  • Pearson Assessment Scorer

    • 3rd-Grade Math, 2018​

 

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