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Hello! I am Amanda Thompson. My family relocated to Ridgway the summer of 2017 from Norwood. I grew up in Georgia and went to Appalachian State University in North Carolina where I received my teaching degree and acquired a love for the mountains. I spent 3 years teaching in Asheville, NC. When I moved to Telluride in 2001 I never imagined I would spend the next 20 years in Colorado! I fell in love with the small town and taught in Telluride for 15 years. I worked as a special education para for two years, taught 5th grade at Telluride Intermediate School for eight years, and was the Title I reading specialist in 3rd-6th grade for five years. In that time I also completed my masters in Curriculum and Instruction and got my National Board Certification. My husband Jon and I have always loved Ridgway and were drawn to the school's focus on outdoor education and project based learning. We have been overwhelmed by the kindness of this magical community! I am happy to be back in the classroom teaching 5th grade. My daughter Bailey will be in 5th grade and my daughter Emily will be in 3rd grade.