Professional BiographyAmy OldknowSocial ScienceThis is my 19th year of teaching high school. I have a M.Ed from George Mason University. I have previously taught at Briar Woods and Heritage High Schools LoCo, San Pasqual HS in Escondido, CA, and Chantilly HS in Fairfax County. I was so excited to be a founding member of the Ram Fam and am looking forward to a great year!I graduated from the University of Rhode Island with a BA in Journalism. Before entering the field of education, I worked in the television news business in DC as an Assistant Director for FOX 5's 10 O'Clock News and America's Most Wanted. I was also a producer for CONUS Communications, Reuters Television, and NBC Newschannel covering Capitol Hill and the White House.When not in school, I find a way to hit the beach, any beach. In the summers, I can be found on the North Shore of Massachusetts or in Wrightsville Beach, NC surfing the waves with my family. As a native Bostonian, I am an avid sports fan. I am especially passionate about the Red Sox and Patriots. When not in New England, my family can be found at Disney. We are huge fans of the Mouse and especially of the Disney Cruise.During the school year I keep busy as the varsity field hockey coach and a co-sponsor of the SCA planning pep rallies and Homecoming. Go Rams!
My 2018-2019 Schedule:
1st Planning 5th World II 2nd World II 6th AP Psych 3rd AP Psych 7th SCA 4th AP Psych 8th PlanningOffice hours: Monday - Friday, 8-8:50am Course Information Gradebook & Class PageNHS Tutoring Request PageClass information can be found on the following sites:Notes and homework calendar can be found on Schoology: https://app.schoology.com (access code: R3F4Q-KHRCJ)Homework calendar and grades can be found on StudentVUE/ParentVUE. Click the link below:NHS Department Grading Policy Department Reassessment policyGrades will be broken down into 2 categories: Summative (90%) – tests, essays, projects, quizzes, graded discussions and Formative (10%) – projects, quizzes, homework, classwork. No one assignment accounts for more than 15% of the overall grade. Grades are updated regularly on Phoenix.As per the Riverside test retake policy, any student who receives an 84% or lower on a test, may do a retake. However, remediation MUST be completed before a reassessment can be done. This remediation can only be done before school with me. Retakes are done to ensure mastery of the information. They will be only be given on Monday and Tuesday mornings before school and once a week after school on the day of the late bus (TBD). The remediation and retake assignments MUST be completed before the next summative assessment. Extra Curricular PositionsVarsity Field Hockey CoachFollow us on Twitter: @RVHSfieldhockeyFollow us on Facebook: Riverside Field HockeyFollow us on Instagram: rvhsfieldhockeyFollow us on Riversiderams.net: http://www.riversiderams.net/main/teamschedule/id/3633033/seasonid/3992356Co-Sponsor of SCAFollow us on Twitter: @RiversideHS_SCAFollow us on Facebook: RiversideSCAFollow us on Instagram: SCARiverside