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Mrs. Amy Bauer
I was born and spent the first 29 ½ years of my life in Michigan. I grew up in a small town and married my high school sweetheart in 2003. The economy in Michigan was a disaster, and the job market was not pretty, so my husband and I moved to North Carolina in 2008. We have a daughter, Molly, who was born in May of 2013 and a son, Calvin, who was born in May of 2016. They are absolutely amazing and completely exhausting!
In my (virtually non-existent) free time I enjoy growing vegetables in my garden and using them to make healthy meals for my family. I like using power tools to build things with my husband, We aren’t professionals, but have the attitude that we can build just about anything if we set our minds to it. I love reading fiction, although the only time I really get the time to enjoy it, is by checking audiobooks out of the library to listen to on my commute to work. I enjoy sewing, doing craft projects and being creative in any way that I can.
I graduated from Marysville High School in 1997 at the top of my class with a GPA of 3.97. I attended St. Clair County Community College and earned my associates degree with a GPA of 4.00 in 1999. In 2002 I earned my Bachelor's degree from Eastern Michigan University with a GPA of 3.998. I am certified to teach all subjects K-6 and science K-8.
I did my student teaching at a magnet school in Ann Arbor, Michigan called Ann Arbor Open School. I was in a combined 3rd 4th grade classroom. It was an amazing experience! After graduating I worked as a substitute teacher for more than 5 years, working primarily in elementary schools. Included in this was a long term sub job in 3rd grade and 3 different long term sub jobs in 1st grade.
After moving to North Carolina I worked teaching 5th grade in Lee County during the 2008-2009 school year. That was the year that the budget bottomed out and all 1st year teachers in the county were let go. The following year, I taught 6th grade science in Cumberland County, but middle school was not where my heart was. In 2010 I got a position teaching 2nd grade at Highland Elementary, and moved to 4th grade the following year. I have been teaching 4th grade ever since, and absolutely love it! I have taught every grade from 1st-6th and can safely say that 4th grade is my absolute favorite grade.