My name is Amber Fuqua, and I am a special education teacher at Van Wert Elementary in Rockmart, Georgia. I teach the 3 and 4 year old special needs classroom. I absolutely LOVE my job and look forward to each and every day! I have 15 years experience in Polk School District as a special education teacher. I earned my BS Degree in Special Educaiton from the University of West Georgia, and my MS degree in interreated special edcuation from the University of West Georgia. I earned my EDS degree in the area of Curriculum and Instruction from Lincoln Memorial University.
I attended and graduated from Rockmart High School and continue to live in Rockmart. I am married to Chad Fuqua and we have two children...Audrey Anna (11 years old) and Colby (9 years old). They both attend Van Wert Elementary.
My Philosophy of Education
As a teacher of students with exceptional learning needs at Van Wert Elementary School, I accept the responsibility of providing a positive and rewarding education for all students. I accept the duties of making the educational playing field equal for all children. I promise to make the necessary accommodations so that ALL students can and will succeed.
For the students and caretakers, I promise to provide a safe and conducive learning environment for all students. I promise to set my standards for achievement high. I promise to involve caretakers in all academic decisions. I promise to research and understand each individual disability. I promise to individualize all lessons and tasks. I promise to treat each student with compassion. I promise to be a role model for appropriate behavior in and out of the classroom.
For the students with exceptional needs community, I promise to adhere to confidentiality. I promise to write all individualized education plans to the best of my knowledge. I promise to keep all student files neat and orderly. I promise to follow all federal special education rules and regulations. I promise to stay active in the Council for Exceptional Children. I promise to further my education and to meet all the needs of the exceptional children community.