Degrees and Certifications:
B.A. in EnglishM.Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction,Triple Literacy Concentration (Secondary Literacy, Master Reading Teacher, ESOL)Gifted and Talented EndorsementRead to Succeed Endorsement
Ms. Amy Stone
I’m excited to be beginning my seventh year teaching at Aiken High School! Before becoming a Hornet, I taught for seven years at North Augusta High School. I’ve taught English 1, English 2, English 3, Drama and Theatre, Reading Assistance, Real Life 101, and Freshman Focus. This year, I will be teaching English 4, British Literature, for the second time, as well as IGCSE English 3, my first Cambridge Course!
I’m a proud mom with daughters attending two different Aiken County schools. My son is a 2019 AHS graduate. I’m originally from Houston, but I lived in Ireland and the suburbs of Washington D.C. and NYC prior to settling in Aiken in 2000.
I want students to be successful in high school and life. I expect them to become productive and self-directed. I believe in learning, not memorizing. I teach students to think, question, and challenge the “facts” so that they are active participants in the classroom, not just passive listeners. I try to simulate college class as much as is possible in a high school setting. I would like to see an academically strong and enjoyable year for all students. Through student, parent, and teacher involvement, all students should succeed.
English 4 is British literature. We will cover literature chronologically, culturally, historically, and thematically, blending non-fiction and fiction as well as classic and contemporary literature. We will use a variety of text formats to explore the global literary experience. IGCSE English 3 is World Literature, and the corse focuses on written responses to literature.
My email is firstname.lastname@example.org. This is the best way to reach me. I respond to emails promptly. I believe in open communication with parents, so do not hesitate to contact me.