Fifth Grade

5th Grade

 

Amanda Brady
Amanda Brady joined Seven Generations in the fall of 2010 and worked as a one-to-one paraprofessional for first and second grades, and currently teaches fifth grade. Amanda earned her bachelor’s degree in elementary education in 2008 from East Stroudsburg University and worked as a kindergarten teacher before finding our school. Prior to that, she worked in the dental field for ten years before returning to school to pursue her lifelong dream of becoming a teacher. She was drawn to Seven Generations’ mission, vision and “out of the box” approach to teaching our youth, believing that all children learn in different ways and at different paces. “Being a teacher is the most rewarding job in the sense that every day I get to go to work and make a difference, or impact a child’s life in a positive way.”

Born in the Lehigh Valley, Amanda now lives in Bethlehem with her husband, Jimmy, and two sons, David, Lukas, and Cooper. Amanda enjoys cooking, being outdoors, fishing and crabbing, vacations at the beach or enjoying summer nights outside on the patio. There’s no better time spent in her life than with her family. Contact Amanda Brady at amanda.brady@sevengen.org.

What is it like to teach at Seven Generations?
I am so lucky to work with such an amazing group of people every day. It’s an amazing feeling to go to work every day and truly LOVE your job. I love the students, the staff, and the extended Seven Gen community. Our school truly is a “web of life.”

______________________________________________________________________

Amanda Suro

Amanda Suro currently lives in Upper Macungie Township with her two daughters, Anna and Molly. After graduating from the University of Delaware with a degree in elementary and special education, she moved to Colorado and taught middle school special education. While living in Washington she worked as a Kindergarten teacher in an inclusive classroom. A year later they moved to Maryland where she taught K-3 special education and then moved into a Kindergarten and First-grade teaching positions. As a stay at home mom for the past 8 years, I was able to start a children’s photography business which allowed her to continue to work with children in a very different way. Although she cherishes her time at home with her girls,  She is excited to again be back in the field of education.

Amanda Suro has worked in a lot of different environments and when she explored Seven Generations for her children she immediately knew that this is the place she would want to teach. She loves the child-centered philosophies of Seven Generations. She loves the freedom to be creative and develop meaningful, project-based learning while meeting the needs of each individual student. She wants her classroom to be a safe, nurturing and exciting place to learn and looks forward to instilling a love of learning into a new group of Fifth Graders. In her free time, she continues to pursue her passion for photography. She loves being outside, traveling, boxing and spending time with her girls. Contact Mandy Suro at mandy.suro@sevengen.org.