Degrees and Certifications:
BA-Liberal Arts from SFSU-Go Gators!! Level 1 and 2 mild-moderate special education credential- SMC Level 1 Administrative Credentail-SMC MA in Teaching Leardership-SMC
Mrs. Amber Marx
August 23th, 2018
I would like to take the opportunity to welcome you and your child to a new school year at Mendenhall Middle School. My name is Amber Marx and I am your child's 8th grade Special Day Class (SDC) teacher. As your son/daughter's teacher, my goal is to help him/her become a lifelong learner and find success in the classroom. I will strive to make this year a positive experience for your student and intend to meet the needs of each individual while addressing each student‛s IEP goals and accommodations.
A little about me: this is the start of my 13th year teaching in Special Education. I spent ten years teaching in the San Ramon Unified School District and the last 2 year teaching in the Pleasanton Unified School District. I‛m a resident of Livermore and I have two sons, a 3rd grader and a Kindergartner. They will both be at Rancho Elementary. My husband and I love living here in Livermore. I‛m very happy to be teaching here, and feel fortunate to have my own kids in this district.
Throughout my career, I have spent time teaching at the high school and middle school levels. In that time, I have found that middle school is my favorite age to teach. You have a chance to reach these students as they are approaching the cusp of greatness. The kids are just beginning to learn who they really are, while at the same time, they still want to make sure there is a safety net under them in case they make a mistake.
I have continued to pursue my own education in order to make ensure that I stay current on new teaching strategies and research in Special Education. I have credentials in Special Education, and Multiple Subjects. In addition to my credentials, I also have my Master‛s Degree and an Administrative Credential from Saint Mary‛s College of California.
A major part of a successful teacher-parent relationship is communication. I welcome parent input. After all, you are the expert on your child. The best way to reach me is through e-mail, and I will do my best to respond to you before I go home for the day. I‛m very excited for this school year and for all of the adventures yet to come!
Mendenhall Middle School