Masters Degree: Special Education
University of Colorado at Denver
Bachelor of Arts: English Education
University of Iowa
ENDORSEMENTS: Colorado Department of Education
• Secondary English Education 6-12
• Special Education Generalist K-21
• Special Education, Specialist: Severe Affective Needs K-21
Life Outside of Thomas Jefferson High School
Hello, everyone! I am Amy Kalinchuk, career teacher and shenanigans artist. I am the lead teacher in the PLEX program at TJ. Since 1992, I have been teaching students to read and write, and I currently teach students with special needs about pragmatic language and executive functioning. I also enjoy helping with the positive behavior support program for the entire school–I give out the Snatraps awards once per month!
In addition to teaching, I have a life of my own. ::collective gasp:: I am married and have a high school-aged daughter. I enjoy working out at a CrossFit™ gym, and in 2019 will be off my 1-year break from roller derby (we’ll see if my knees are in better shape by then). With my husband I run a small business, and keep busy spending time with my family, my dog and two cats, and our backyard chickens.
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