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Amber Michelle JonesAmber graduated cum laude with a TESOL/bilingual endorsement. During her senior year she taught her own classroom in the internship program. After graduation she taught English in China and then returned and taught fifth grade. 

Amber says one of the lessons that she learned and has applied in her teaching is “equal is not always equitable.” 

To support students’ success, she has found it is not about planning for a class; it is about planning for many individuals. Academic individualization and preparation are very important, but a teacher needs to know, love, and care for her students and make sure they know she cares.

Finally, Amber says, “End the day on a high note. They’ll most likely forget everything that went wrong that day if they walk out the door with a smile.”