Grade 4 Teacher
Amanda Love graduated from the University of Calgary with a Bachelor of Arts and a Bachelor of Education degree, specializing in elementary education. After completing her degrees, she worked at a charter school in Calgary before taking some time off to start her family. She has three children who keep her life busy outside of her time at school. She has been teaching for several years, having taught grades three and four so far during her career. When she is not teaching, she can be found driving her children to their various activities, such as hockey, dance, and gymnastics. Amanda grew up in the Kootenays in BC, which ignited her love of the mountains, lake life, hiking, and being in nature. Through university, she managed yoga studios, and her love of yoga inspired her to complete her Children’s Yoga training. She feels passionate about teaching her students mindfulness and gratitude.
Amanda feels she has found her purpose in life in teaching. There is nothing she would rather do and nothing she finds more rewarding than being a teacher. She does not feel like it’s work when she is excited to come to school each day and engage with her students in their learning. She loves watching her students learn, seeing the energy and joy they bring to the classroom. Amanda is a lifelong learner, learning alongside her students. She enjoys being a part of her students’ wonder and curiosity, as well as exploring with them. She is passionate about instilling a love of learning in all her students by making her classroom and school a fun place to be. She wants her students to each feel their value and the importance of who they are. She aims to be an inspiration in her students’ lives and help not only teach them academics but also encourage them to go further and challenge themselves. Being a teacher means she gets to wear many hats in a day: a storyteller, mathematician, artist, scientist, and many more. She never has a dull day being an educator. Amanda’s favourite quote is, “By doing what you love, you inspire and awaken the hearts of others.” She hopes to inspire all her students and leave a lasting impression on them.
Amanda started teaching at Tanbridge Academy in 2016 and instantly felt it was where she was meant to be. For Amanda, working at Tanbridge Academy means being a part of a family, a family of like-minded, inspired educators who wish for all students to triumph. It feels like home. Since she stepped through the doors of Tanbridge, she has felt inspired, encouraged, and supported. She is grateful for the team she gets to work with each day. Amanda believes working at Tanbridge raises her up to be the best teacher she can be, sharing ideas, collaborating, and working as a team to support each student in the best way possible. The sense of community she feels at Tanbridge Academy keeps her love of teaching alive.