Welcome to Mrs. Pollock's Teaching Website!
Welcome to Mrs. Pollock's Teaching Website!

Why I am Passionate About Teaching

I am passionate about teaching and enriching the lives of children. I enjoy sharing my compassion with others by building relationships in and outside of the classroom. In order to be an effective teacher, I establish a learning environment that is caring, individualized, and student-centered. I believe that it is important to provide each student with the resources, guidance, and individualized instruction that they each need in order to learn. To accomplish this, I build relationships with each of my students, so I can understand where they are personally, academically, and socially.  It is my goal to be able to enable all of my students to grow as individuals and as productive members of society. I want my students to truly understand that they are each an important member of the class, the community, and society. Through my compassion, hard-work, and continuous education I aspire to make a difference in each of my student’s lives.


I am very excited to provide all my students with a positive and successful learning experience.  In order to do this, I actively  encourage a growth mindset in my classroom. I believe every student can and will succeed in growing to be a better version of themselves when provided with support from someone who cares for them and is passionate about helping them grow. My personal and professional aspiration is to be that very catalyst in the lives of my students. Through constantly implementing the Kaizen Philosophy, I will continue to further my education by seeking professional development. I look forward to continuing to be a lifelong learner and fulfilling my mission to provide students with an individualized, engaging, and challenging learning experience that will equip them to become lifelong learners and to reach their highest potential.


Amanda Pollock



4th Grade Teacher at Sto-Rox: 2015-current

(Full-time position)

Long-Term 3rd Grade Substitute at Sto-Rox: 2014-2015 School Year




Indiana University of Pennsylvania

Masters in Mathematics Education/Elementary-Middle School Track

Learn more about the program here!


Presenter at the Pennsylvania Council of Teachers of Mathematics Annual Conference


Indiana University of Pennsylvania

Graduated on May 9, 2014 with a certification in Early Childhood and Special Education with a Minor in Math Education for Elementary and Middle School.

GPA: 3.87


Honors: Summa Cum Laude, Dean's List each semester at IUP, and Provost's Scholar (Fall, 2011)


University of Seville, CEA Study Abroad

Core Curriculum: Spanish and Second Language Acquisition: Theory & Practice of Teaching and Learning



Head Coach of Sto-Rox After School Soccer Program

Head Soccer Coach for U13 Girls Club Team

Former Vice-President of IUP Women's Club Soccer Team


After School Programs

Soccer Coach/Tutor

Spanish Club Teacher/Tutor

Basketball Coach/Tutor

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