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Dr. Amber Swopshire

Hi! My name is Amber Swopshire and I will be your child’s 5th grade teacher this year. This is my 12th year in teaching and and I am so excited to take this journey with you. I have been married for almost 11 years to my husband, Charlie. We have two daughters. Charlotte, who is 8 , will be starting 3rd grade at Robinson. Addison is 2 years old and is showing her feisty side already! I look forward to meeting you all and I know we’ll have a successful school year.

I started my career in SLPS as a small group reading teacher for 3rd-5th grades. I then moved into a traditional classroom and taught 1st, 2nd, and 4th grades. From there, I went to Ritenour School District where I taught 2nd and 3rd grades. After 4 years in Ritenour, I decided to move closer to home, so I taught 5th grade in Webster Groves for one year. This is now my 3rd  year in Kirkwood and I am so excited to be here!

Education: In December of 2010, I graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education 1st-6th grades from UMSL. I got my Master’s in Educational Technology in May 2015 from Webster University. I also received my Doctorate in Teacher Leadership from Maryville University in 2018.

Favorites:

Food: Tacos

Movie: Anything Marvel!

Book: “Front Desk”

Color: Pink

Drink: Cherry Pepsi and Iced Caramel Macchiato (Starbucks) 

Season: Spring

Fast Food: Chik Fil-A, Bread Co.

Singer: Chris Brown

Hobby: Reading & Crafting

Subject: Math

Store: Target

Dessert: Red Velvet Cupcakes

Candy: Dove Milk Chocolate

Restaurant: J. Gilberts

Flower: Hydrangeas