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Ms. Amado- Environmental Science

Hello Grizzlies,

My name is Ms. Amado (my pronouns are she/her) and I am pleased and excited to be your environmental science teacher for the 2019-2020 school year.  A little about me, I was born and raised in Puebla, Mexico and came to this country when I was in 6th grade. I attended Eagle Rock Middle and High School and went to UCLA where I graduated with a Bachelors of Science in Biochemistry.  Since then, I have been in public education always focused on teaching science in communities that serve students like myself.

I was at Alliance Gertz-Ressler for 4 years as a biology teacher, then Alliance ESAT for 4 years as the AP biology teacher and environmental science teacher, the next four years I went to open up a middle school in West Adams as an Assistant Principal, and now I am back at Alliance ESAT, teaching environmental science (my favorite subject) and as Director of Instruction (supporting science teachers).  This is my 13th year in education and I am so happy to be back at Alliance ESAT, a very special school and community. 

I live in Highland Park and I am very passionate about this school and this very special and beautiful community of NELA.  I hope that throughout this year, you get to see how special NELA is and how our everyday actions can help build and maintain a community that we are both proud of and that prioritizes mother Earth and its inhabitants’ well-being.  

My outside-of-school passions are backpacking in the wilderness, taking kids out to nature,  photojournalism (taking photographs of people at protests/events for causes that are important to me- like climate change rallies and immigration policy protests) and baking.