We presented the first of four 2017 Golden Apple Awards to Amanda Filloy Sharp this morning for her outstanding contributions to Corvallis High School. Congratulations, Amanda!
A passionate and gifted teacher, Amanda not only coordinates the CHS dual language immersion (DLI) program, but she personifies it. She devoted countless hours to developing the DLI program, creating the curriculum and developing the capstone class as a culminating experience for DLI seniors. Amanda is a champion of bi-literacy and was a leader at the state and district level in making the Seal of Bi-Literacy a reality for our graduating students.
Clearly, Amanda does a lot for her program. More important, though, is what she does for her students. Amanda intuitively and authentically connects with students, she models a culturally-responsive and respectful classroom, and she challenges her students to take responsibility for their learning. Amanda is a champion for diversity and equity and is universally respected by students, parents, and staff.