Amanda Bumbar

Master of Arts in Teaching

Amanda Bumbar


Elementary Education, Middle School Education


Multiple Subjects

Endorsements (pending)

Basic Mathematics, Health, Reading (K-12)

Curriculum Vitae | Educational Blog | Letter of Recommendation - GSE Dean | Recommendation - Head of Library | Recommendation - Mentor Teacher | Recommendation - Practicum | Recommendation - University Supervisor

Teaching Strengths

  • Anticipate K-12 reading endorsement June 2012
  • Positive and energetic attitude
  • Organization
  • Flexibility
  • Literacy incorporation across content areas
  • Establishment of safe community environments within classroom setting
  • Ability to build professional relationships with students to promote learning and growth
  • Strong collaboration and team skills
  • Use of multiple strategies from which to differentiate instruction per individual student needs


  • Western Oregon University, BS (psychology major, minor in health)
  • summa cum laude, 2009
  • Willamette University, MAT

Teacher Research Topic

How can I integrate fun into the classroom to promote intrinsic motivation and engagement?


Student Teaching

  • Miller Elementary School, Salem, Oregon, 5th grade

Practicum Teaching

  • Stephens Middle School, Salem, Oregon, 8th grade health

Reading Practicum

  • Miller Elementary School, Salem, Oregon 1st grade

Other Classroom / Youth Experience:

  • Tutor: Start Making A Reader Today (S.M.A.R.T.), kindergarteners
  • Private nanny and tutor: two children


Student Teaching Supervisors

  • Erin Chambers, Miller Elementary School, Salem, Oregon
  • Brenda Martin, Miller Elementary School, Salem, Oregon

Practicum Supervisor

University Supervisors