Degrees and Certifications:
Certifications: English Language Arts and Reading 4-8 and 9-12 Speech 7-12 English as a Second Language Supplemental 4-12 Degree: B.S. Communication Arts and Literature Education Grades 5-12
Mrs. Amanda Besser
Hello! Thank you for visiting my page. My name is Amanda Besser and I am the English 1 Team Lead.
A little about me - I was born and raised in a suburb of Chicago (Go Blackhawks!) and attended school in Minnesota. While I was there, I obtained my bachelor's degree in Communication Arts and Literature Education Grades 5-12 and graduated with Cum Laude honors. I was recruited by a district in Houston and moved here in 2011. I spent my first two years of teaching at an alternative campus and spent my last three years at Yes Prep. The 2017-2018 school year will be my 7th year of teaching.
What I love most about teaching is the "ah-ha!" moment students have when they have been struggling to understand a concept, and they finally get it. I know how hard students work, and I love helping them achieve their goals.
Conference Period: 5th
Students are expected to take advantage of Oiler Hour. I am available during Oiler Hour Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday for "B" lunch tutorials (12:10-12:40pm).