We continue celebrating our Education Support Professionals with today’s honoree, Miss Amber Bailey, Teaching Assistant in Mrs. Melissa Moynihan’s class at Big Cross Street School. Miss Bailey supports students with reading, math, and social-emotional learning in individual and full-group settings. This her second school year at Big Cross.
“Whether it be sharing ideas, implementing new strategies, or modifying materials, helping each student meet their educational goals is of the utmost importance,” Amber says. “One of the most rewarding parts of my job is building positive relationships with the students, and supporting and celebrating their successes along their learning journey. It is fulfilling to see students’ growth throughout the school year and a great reminder of why I chose the education field.”
More recently, Amber has learned the importance of integrating updated learning practices while also considering student interests and diverse learning styles. “Additionally, working together as a comprehensive team is essential in meeting the needs of our students,” she notes.
Principal Paul Morcone says, “Miss Bailey plays a large role in our daily education and operations at Big Cross. She specializes in supporting a specific student and applies her teaching skills in the classroom by working with various groups of students. She also substitutes in the teaching capacity. Outside of the classroom, Miss Bailey can be found monitoring students in front of the building, during recess, and in the cafeteria. We appreciate Amber’s flexibility and are fortunate to have her here!”
Amber graduated from Queensbury High School and continued her education at the College of Saint Rose and the University of Albany for Inclusive child Education with a Master’s degree in literacy in May 2023. In her free time she enjoys spending time with her family and friends and cheering on the Buffalo Bills.