The Tanque Verde Unified School District is very pleased to announce that Ms. Amanda Barth, Biology teacher at Tanque Verde High School, has been nominated as a 2016-17 LifeChanger of the Year, a program of the National Life Group. The LifeChanger of the Year program recognizes and rewards K-12 school employees and educators who make a positive difference in the lives of students.
Ms. Barth was nominated by a friend, Mel Blumenthal, who noted, "What makes her truly remarkable is the way in which she is able to transmit her vast knowledge in the area of biology to her students and instill a passion for learning in them. She consistently goes above and beyond normal expectations in her lesson planning and constantly strives to create labs and activities that foster both group and individual learning, as well as a deep appreciation of the subject matter. She organizes classroom outings that facilitate community-based learning in order to enhance her students' knowledge base. Ms. Barth is also incredibly adept at building bridges with members of the local science community in order to give her students better access to different learning platforms. Her devotion and dedication to her students is inspiring and she will often sacrifice her personal time in order to ensure that she is giving them the absolute best possible learning opportunities."
According to the notification letter received by Principal A.J. Malis, the Selection Committee will select a total of 16 winners nationwide, with a total of $65k to be awarded to the winners and their schools.
We are so proud of Ms. Barth, and very fortunate to have her as a member of the TVUSD teaching faculty. We congratulate her for her nomination, and wish her continued success as the final selections are made!
Read more about Ms. Barth's accomplishments here: https://lifechangeroftheyear.com/amanda-barth/