Hello, my name is Amanda Parady.
I grew up in a wonderful neighborhood in Crosswicks, New Jersey. I graduated from Northern Burlington and was very involved in the concert band, color guard, track and cross country, Student Council, Class Council, French Honor Society, and National Honor Society. I became interested in teaching when I taught swimming and lifeguarding skills for the Chesterfield Township swim program and after having been taught by many wonderful math teachers at Northern Burlington. I graduated from Rutgers University in New Brunswick, NJ with a math degree and Rider College with a Master’s degree in Educational Leadership and Supervision. After college I returned to Northern Burlington to teach middle school math and later Algebra I and Geometry in the high school. While at Northern I have been an advisor to the marching band, chairperson for the Student of the Month committee in the middle school, SAT Prep class instructor for 10 years, Extended Day program teacher, and home-instruction teacher. I also give extra help to my students after school every week.
Teaching freshmen Algebra I has been extremely challenging but I would like to think that my efforts help students gain a strong math foundation which ultimately helps them find success in their subsequent math classes. I encourage students to keep up with the daily concepts that I teach because those concepts are needed to understand tomorrow’s concepts. Contrary to popular belief, math is actually very straightforward and understandable if one keeps up with each new concept that is taught and is willing to practice the skills. It is very easy to fall behind in math if one skips studying and practicing a new skill or if one is frequently absent from class. For those students who do fall behind, they should seek extra help after school with a teacher or an NHS student. I may be reached at Northern Burlington at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Outside of school, I love spending time with my husband and 2 dogs. We are very busy and always “on the go!”