SBMS’s Amy Hubbard Is Humboldt County Teacher Of The Year – September 21, 2012

Friday, September 21, 2012

Sunny Brae Middle School Teacher Amy Hubbard, center, with her eighth grade Algebra 1 class last Friday. Photos by KLH | Eye

SUNNY BRAE – Amy Hubbard, a 7th and 8th grade math teacher at Sunny Brae Middle School, has been named Humboldt County Teacher of the Year.

Hubbard was honored by the Humboldt County Board of Education during its meeting on Wednesday, Sept. 12 at the Humboldt County Office of Education in Eureka.

“Amy takes a personal interest in each student and finds creative ways to help her students understand why and how the math concepts work before introducing the specific skills. She strives to reduce the anxiety so many children have regarding math by insuring each new concept is relevant to the student which builds self-confidence and enhances understanding,” said Garry Eagles, Humboldt County superintendent. “We are proud to have Ms. Amy Hubbard represent Humboldt County as our nominee for California’s State Teacher of the Year.”

“The greatest contribution I have given to education is the hours I put in helping kids,” Hubbard said. “I truly love my job and get up every morning excited to go to work. It is so amazing to be part of the learning process in a middle school child’s life. It is incredibly rewarding to watch them struggle with something and then get so excited when they get it—there is nothing quite like it.”

Hubbard has been a teacher at Sunny Brae for the last nine years. She teaches Pre-algebra, Algebra 1, Algebra 2, and Geometry, as well as elective classes including Math Counts, Math Support and Introduction to Spanish.

Hubbard belongs to a number of professional organizations and is involved in staff development and leadership activities, mentorships and training other teachers.

She is involved in numerous extra-curricular student-based activities including Math-teacher Host on KEET TV “Homework Hotline,” Redwood Empire Math Tournament Coach, Girls’ Basketball Coach, Co-ed Soccer Coach, Dance Coordinator and Athletic Director.

Hubbard received her Bachelor’s Degree from Humboldt State University, where she obtained her Single Subject Teaching Credential in Mathematics with CLAD (Crosscultural, Language and Academic Development) emphasis.

In May 2012 she was the recipient of a Humboldt County Excellence in Teaching Award.

As Humboldt County Teacher of the Year, Hubbard will represent the county as its nominee for 2013 California Teacher of the Year.

The California Department of Education is expected to announce its selections for State Teacher of the Year in November.






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