Amanda Konieczny

Amanda Konieczny

Hollygrove Lead Teacher - TK/K

amanda.konieczny@larchmontcharter.org

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I was born and raised in California. I have been at Larchmont since 2007 working with 4th grade in many different ways. My latest role being lead teacher for Kindergarten.
When I am not teaching, I love to paint, read, hike, travel, and listen to great music. I have a passion for art, children, and the environment, which lead and guide my heart.

Where did you go to school and what was your major?
Biola University- Liberal Studies

What is your highest degree held?
I attended Biola University for my undergraduate. Currently, I am pursuing my Masters in Reading and Literature.

Why did you want to be a teacher/work in education?
As far back as I can remember I wanted to be a teacher. I have always had positive experiences in education, so when it came time to officially answer: “What do I want to be when I grew up?” I decided to put my response into action and become a teacher.

How long have you been teaching/working in education?
Teaching has been a lifelong adventure for me. It began with teaching a “classroom” of stuffed animals the ‘ABCs’ , to dance routines in high school, then on to tutoring kids throughout collage, follow by substitute teaching, which led to being a teacher’s assistant, which then brought to my current lead teacher position. In sort, I am happily going into my 7th year as a lead teacher for Larchmont Charter.

What is your favorite thing about LCS?
We are a family. We support each other. We listen to the needs of others. We work together to problem solve. We are silly and fully of laughter. We have hearts full of compassion for children, the environment, and social justice.

What was your favorite book when you were the age of your students?
The Giving Tree was my favorite book. I was always fascinated by the idea of having a friend that was a tree. As an adult, I am touched by the lesson of selflessness, care, provision, and love.