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Mrs. Amanda Pingon
Hi Cardinal Ridge!
My name is Amanda Pingon and I am so excited to be your child’s teacher this year. Aside from being a teacher, I am also the mother to two (yes, two!) beautiful girls. My oldest daughter is a German Shepherd named Bubbles. She is five years old and full of personality! My students love to hear all about Bubbles’ adventures and see her pictures! Bubbles also LOVES her baby sister, Lily. Lily is now 8 months old and a little firecracker! Her favorite things to do are knocking over Bubbles’ water bowl so she can play in the water and stealing Bubbles’ dog toys. While it is exhausting work keeping both of my girls happy, it is also my greatest joy.
My career as an educator began when I graduated from Immaculata University with a BA in education and a minor in psychology. I am certified to teach early childhood, elementary and middle school social studies, language arts and math. After graduating, I moved back to my hometown in New Jersey where I taught for several years. My NJ teaching experiences include kindergarten, first grade, and 3 years of 5th grade.
I began teaching at CRE in 2016 as a fifth grade teacher. My previous teaching experience in my home state of New Jersey was also in fifth grade; so I was thrilled to be working with the same grade level. After two years at CRE with my fifth graders, I decided to switch to the fourth grade team. The 2020- 2021 school year will be my third year teaching fourth grade.
Looking back now, I can see that in 2016 when I made the bold decision to move to Virginia, it would actually be the biggest blessing of my career! Since working at CRE I have truly come to love this community like my own family. Over the years at CRE I have had the privilege of teaching over 200 students. Each year, I not only get to make connections with students, but with their families as well. Our CRE community is phenomenal and it brings me great joy to be a part of such a wonderful family.
This school year brings great uncertainty and numerous challenges that we have never before experienced. While it might feel like a daunting task, I feel blessed to be tackling this year with such a supportive community. I am looking forward to working together and making this school year a memorable experience.