Welcome to 3rd Grade
Degrees and Certifications:
B.A. English Literature Elementary Education Certification
Mrs. Amy Kopietz
Welcome to 3rd grade! I am so excited about starting the 2023-2024 school year! We are going to have an awesome year!
Hello I am Mrs. Kopietz and am looking forward to all the fun and interesting things that will happen in 3rd grade this year. I am a Native North Carolinian and grew up in a small town just a short drive from here. I have always known that teaching is where my heart is and funny enough it started when I was in 3rd grade myself. My 3rd grade teacher inspired me to be a teacher and my goal is inspire other students to follow their dreams, no matter what they are, and to love and nurture them along the way.
My favorite people are my family. My husband is a retired Marine who I met when he was stationed at Camp LeJeune and then the adventure began and history was made. I have children who, as you might imagine, have made life interesting and so much fun. My family is a very important part of my life, I have a son in college, a daughter starting high school and my youngest will be going into the 7th grade. My other 2 favorites are the movies/books The Wizard of Oz and the Harry Potter series, both of these things can teach us to dream big things, determination, and family/friends are so very important.
As I said education has always been a part of my life, I went to UNCW and received a B.A. in English. I taught 8th grade Language Arts for a year, but felt my heart and talents would be better suited in elementary. Being a military wife it took me a few years to go back to school, during that time however I was a Kindergarten Teaching Assistant. This was my 1st steps to being in the classroom. I went back to UNCW to get my Teaching License and worked on base as a substitute to get a feel for what ages I wanted to teach. I subbed and long termed in K-2 classrooms for about 6 years before coming to Parkwood. This is my 8th year being a Panda and a 3rd grade teacher. I love being at Parkwood and the family that I have here, especially in 3rd grade (I am blessed by our wonderful school and my team).