JAMESVILLE, MARTIN COUNTY (WITN) - WITN's Teacher of the Week is Amy Barsanti of Jamesville Elementary School in Martin County.
Barsanti has been teaching for 30 years, the last 21 in North Carolina, and currently teaches 3rd grade at Jamesville Elementary School. She has a BA in Communication Arts and Theater, an MS in Elementary Education, and an MEd in Science Education with STEM concentration, which began with a NASA Endeavor STEM Education Teacher Certification Fellowship. Her certifications include National Board for Professional Teaching Standards, and North Carolina Elementary K-6 and AIG. Barsanti is published in many periodicals, including Mailbox, Parents Magazine, and Teacher’s Helper.
She writes: “Teaching is my calling and my joy. There’s nothing better than being a lifelong learner and encouraging others to do the same!”
The student who nominated her once had Barsanti for a teacher. The student wrote Barsanti made going to school fun and said: “She made learning fun, but still got work done… She is an amazing teacher and I hope with all my heart she will get nominated.”