Antheil is very proud to announce their 2019 Governor Educator of the Year, Mrs. Amanda Gallagher!
Mrs. Gallagher has seven years of teaching experience, all at Antheil Elementary School currently teaching math, science and social studies. She is a graduate of the Ewing Public School District and still resides in the township. Mrs. Gallagher graduated from The College of New Jersey.
Mrs. Gallagher is a 5th grade teacher. She has worked in an inclusion setting and is able to use her training to provide support for all of her students. Mrs. Gallagher attends professional development learning opportunities to make sure she is aware of all the current methods in education. She was a member and leader of Antheil’s Positive Behavior team and she is also an active member of the ETEA.
Mrs. Gallagher is a wonderful resource for all teachers, both new to the profession and tenured, and does not hesitate to help out a fellow educator in need. She mentors new teachers and provides support as a team leader. Because of her excellent reputation and expertise in the area of math, Mrs. Gallagher’s fifth grade math class was selected as a model classroom for other educators from Fisher Middle School to observe.
Mrs. Gallagher is an active member of the Antheil Community inside and outside of the classroom. She is currently serving as a building representative for the Ewing Township Education Association, the Antheil Social Committee Chair, and was a recipient of a 2017 Ewing Public Education Foundation Grant for flexible seating in her classroom. She donates her time for PTO fundraisers, after school activities, and teacher mentor programs through Rider and TCNJ. Mrs. Gallagher loves to incorporate humor in her teaching and displays a bulletin board full of math jokes every year. She loves when students come back to visit years later with a new math joke to add.
“Mrs. Gallagher is an incredible educator that has touched the lives of not only her students, but of her fellow teachers and community members as well,” Antheil Principal Jennifer Whitner shared. “Each year, Mrs. Gallagher goes above and beyond her duties as a classroom teacher and the success of her students is proof of her commitment to educating our youth.”