Amanda Lentino is a High School English teacher, track coach, and school newspaper advisor in Northern New Jersey. In the past, she has worked with eighth, ninth, and tenth graders, and has even spent some time teaching first-year college students. She is currently working with a diverse group of ninth and tenth graders ranging from English Language Learners to special needs students to proficient and advanced students. She is also teaching Journalism and Creative Writing course electives for tenth through twelfth graders. Examples of her journalism students’ work can be viewed on the school newspaper website, and an example of a major project that her journalism students completed can be seen on Youtube.
She graduated in the spring of 2012 from Ramapo College of New Jersey, where she studied English Literature, Secondary Education, and Psychology. While in college, she worked as a tutor in the school’s Center for Reading and Writing, served as a supplemental instructor for the Ramapo College Education Opportunity Fund Program, and was a research assistant for Dr. Todd Barnes. She was a part of many research projects and presented her research at three conferences: Council of Public Liberal Arts Colleges North East Regional Undergraduate Research Conference at Keene State College in Keene, New Hampshire, Salameno School of American and International Studies Mini-Conference at Ramapo College in Mahwah, New Jersey, and English Association of Pennsylvania State Universities Conference at Kutztown University in Kutztown, Pennsylvania. Her article, ”Attitudes toward Special Needs Students as a Result of the DSM,” is published in two professional journals–The Journal of Student Research and Metamorphosis.
She holds a master’s degree in Educational Technology from Ramapo College and would like to begin another one in Educational Leadership or Curriculum Design. She is also finishing her certification for Psychology teaching at the high school level.
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