Winter break is often time for educators to reflect on what things have worked really well in their classroom, as well as identify opportunities for improvements.  English teacher and Fellow Jarred Amato took time to share his prioritizes going into 2017 for his English block on his blog. Click here to read! 

Jarred Amato is in his seventh year of teaching in Nashville, Tennessee. He taught seventh and eighth grade English at Jere Baxter Middle Prep for six years and is now in his first year at Maplewood High School. In 2015, Jarred received the Metro Nashville Public Schools Blue Ribbon Teacher award in addition to the Teacher of the Year award at Jere Baxter. Jarred is currently a TN Educator Voice Fellow with America Achieves as well as a Hope Street Group Tennessee Teacher Fellow. During the 2014-15 school year, he participated in the Tennessee SCORE Educator Fellowship and the MNPS Teacher Leadership Institute, while also serving on the East Nashville Advisory Committee. Jarred received his B.A. in English and History from Vanderbilt University and his M.A.T. from Belmont University, and recently began Lipscomb’s Ed.D. program in Leading Organizations and Strategic Change.