Degrees and Certifications:
Ms. Amanda Arbogast
I am thrilled for year six as a member of the Pack here at Trailside Middle School! This will be my eighth year teaching and seventh year with Loudoun County Public Schools. I am honored to be a part of the inaugural staff who opened Trailside in 2014! I have previous experience working with Fairfax County Public Schools in the Elementary setting as well as in Special Education. This year, I will be teaching Health & Physical Education for 6th and 7th grade.
Born and raised in Leesburg, VA, I graduated from Loudoun County High School. I continued my education at George Mason University where I earned my Bachelor of Science Degree in K-12 Health and Physical Education. I continued my education at Shenandoah University to obtain a Master's in Educational Leadership. Throughout high school and college, I played both volleyball and softball. I continue to play softball on an adult co-ed league Friday nights right here in Ashburn!
I am excited to instill in my students the importance of living a healthy lifestyle through physical fitness and have student's step out of their comfort zone to try something new. I am a lifetime learner and enjoy learning new strategies to incorporate into my classroom. In my spare time, I enjoy being outdoors hiking, gardening, canoeing, biking, playing sports, and spending time with my family.
I am eager to meet my students and learn and grow from my colleagues. I am looking forward to seeing many familiar faces as well as meeting new ones. Many memories were created last year here at Trailside and I am looking forward to creating new ones this year! Here's to an awesome year!
Courage doesn't always roar. Sometimes courage is the quiet voice at the end of the day saying "I will try again tomorrow."