Degrees and Certifications:

Mrs. Amy Santos

Hello!  I can't wait to meet everyone!  Let me tell you a bit about myself.  I was born and raised in a tiny town in New Mexico and got my Bachelor's in Education at New Mexico State University.  My husband is in the Air Force so I have had the opportunity to teach every grade from 1st through 8th.  I have teaching licenses from several states from California to Virginia.  Along the way, I earned my Masters in Educational Technology. When we first moved to Northern Virginia I got a job at a software company.  While it was very enjoyable, I sure missed all the students.  So here I am!

I am so excited to begin my second year at Trailside, teaching Tech Ed to our 7th Graders.  I absolutely love being in the classroom learning something new everyday.  When I am not at the school, you usually can find me at the soccer fields watching my son's travel team.

In my free time, I enjoy spending time with my family, walking my spoiled dog, reading, shopping, photography and traveling to NYC every chance I get.  

My challenge this year is to have each student do something to make the world a better place.

As Gift Gugu Mona (author and songwriter) says, "Each day presents a good opportunity, to make the world a better place."