Guide Spotlight: Amber Anderson

Headwaters School
A big welcome to Amber Anderson who joined us earlier this semester on the River Campus as a middle school social studies guide.
Amber’s teaching journey started in college at St. Mary’s University in San Antonio. There she completed her Bachelor of Arts in both History and Sociology. After leaving undergrad, Amber moved to Jacksonville, Florida where she taught in the classroom for two years before returning to San Antonio. Once back in Texas, Amber continued teaching middle school social studies until she took some time away from the classroom. In that time, she became an Assessment Developer for ETS and completed a Masters in Instructional Design from Western Governors University.

Amber’s dedication and joy in teaching is present in each and every lesson. She says, “I am passionate about history and working with kids to help them see the connections between the past and the present.” Amber also had an extra special Project Week where she welcomed groups of middle school students to campus for city-wide scavenger hunts, complete with points, pizza, and ice cream! Some students even met Al Roker as he filmed for the Today Show in the park near campus, among the many fun adventures they experienced.

Welcome, Amber!

What Brought Amber to Headwaters School
The school's philosophy on learning is what drew me to Headwaters. After working in standardized testing, it was refreshing to see a place that gives teachers the flexibility to be innovative and really teach.

Fun Facts about Amber
  1. I spent a few summers as an archery instructor at a youth summer camp.
  2. Cemeteries are a great place to learn about history and I tend to visit them frequently. While I was living in San Antonio, I volunteered with a local history museum and helped organize a few cemetery tours.

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Austin, TX 78745
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