Ms. Short & Ms. Jacobson's3rd grade Class
Hi. My name is Amanda Short and I have been a teacher here at Montezuma for 4 years. I moved to Albuquerque 5 years ago from The Netherlands where I was participating in a yearlong cultural exchange program. While there I lived with a host family, traveled around the country a lot, and worked as a nanny and in a bookstore. Originally I grew up in Iowa where the corn is sweet and the bacon is fresh. And I love going home to visit my family and catch fireflies.
I went to college in Indiana for a BA in English. Thus, I love reading and get super excited talking about literature. One of my favorite authors is Roald Dahl because I love his sense of humor and how well he creates evil characters.
Along with reading, I also love to bike. I ride my bike a lot of the time instead of driving places. I have two giant baskets on my bike so that I can carry school supplies, groceries, or my bright pink purse where ever I go.
Something else I like to do is travel. I find it very fascinating to visit new places and learn about new cultures. One of the most exciting places that I’ve been is Istanbul, Turkey. I loved the smells of the fresh fish markets, the narrow cobblestone streets, the intricately tiled mosques, and the Muslim call to prayer that echoed throughout the city.
Well. That’s just a little introduction to me. I can’t wait to get to know ya’ll!