FIRST GRADE-FOCUS TEACHER: AMY HARDING-WRIGHT
Amy Harding-Wright is beginning her sixth year teaching early childhood at Brent. A 20+-year veteran educator, Ms. Harding-Wright was the 2009 winner of the Washington Post’s Agnes Meyer Outstanding Teacher of The Year Award for Falls Church City. Ms. Harding-Wright holds a bachelor’s degree in communications from Clarkson University, a master’s degree in early childhood special education from the College of St. Rose in Albany, N.Y., and has completed her certification in school administration at the University of Virginia. She began her teaching career at D.C. public schools and the House of Ruth, then spent 13 years in the Falls Church City Public Schools, where she was an inclusion teacher with kindergarten and first grade students, and later was a preschool special education teacher. She chose to work at Brent so she could work and live in the same community and be more involved in her children’s education. Her daughter, Nina, attends Basis middle school and is in fifth grade this year, and son John is in the third grade at Brent.