Gelles, Amanda

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Amanda Gelles


I am a Highly Qualified (HQ) certified teacher in Mid-Level Mathematics, Mid-Level Science, and Elementary. This is my 3rd year teaching at Robert Smalls International Academy. I am originally from Johnstown, Pennsylvania where I have taught both full and part time for approximately 10 years. My goal is to help students grow as mathematicians and develop a love of learning. I believe learning is a life-long process and we all possess different gifts that we can share with others. I love Math and love sharing what I know about Math with students. I believe students need to develop adequate problem solving skills in order to be successful both in the classroom and outside of the classroom. Math is everywhere and is one of the fundamental skills students need to possess in order to be a contributing, well rounded member of society.


Life is a Math equation.  In order to gain the most, you have to learn to convert the negatives into positives.”