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Ms.  Amanda Rae  Chatsko
Special Education
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I received my BA in linguistics and cultural anthropology from Rutgers University in 2010 and initially began an MA in applied linguistics research - but then I discovered education! In 2015 I graduated from the University of Pittsburgh's MOSAIC program, where I earned my MEd in general education English and special education at the secondary level. 


I began working at Liberty Middle School in December 2015 and am so happy to be a part of this caring and dedicated school. Go Lions!

Prior to Liberty, I had the pleasure of beginning my teaching career at J.O. Johnson High School, where I taught 9th grade English language arts.


After having lived in Florida, Texas, Pennsylvania, and New Jersey, I am happy to call Alabama my home! I love living in Madison and being a part of this fantastic community. My three brothers and their families still reside in Pittsburgh, PA, the one place I will always consider my hometown (and the only sports teams I will ever cheer for; I am sorry to say college sports elude me). Being able to share my travels and experiences with my students and get them curious about the world around them is one of my favorite things. I am happily married to my husband Matthew, who listens to endless stories about the journey that is teaching and let me adopt two adorable cats.


In my spare time, I enjoy reading, traveling, and drawing and painting. I am an active participant each November in National Novel Writing Month and its Young Writers Program, which I hope to share with Liberty this year, and have participated in art workshops at the Huntsville Museum of Art. Here at Liberty I lead Helping Hands alongside my co-teacher Mrs. Natalie Lane to help general education students interact in social skills with our students in the Exceptional Learning Center. Teaching and learning are my greatest passions and I am so happy to be following a dream.


I am a proud member of Phi Beta Kappa, the Council of Exceptional Children (CEC), and the National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE).