Q&A With Amber Holsomback


Amber Holsomback

Cameron Beauchamp, Reporter

1. If you tell your students something about you that they wouldn’t know otherwise, what would it be?

I would tell my students that I understand struggling in school because I am dyslexic and have dysgraphia; which means that reading and writing can be a struggle for me.

2. How do you want your students to remember you?

I want my students to remember me as someone who always had their backs, and make sure that my students know that I was always in their corner, to help them out anyway that I could.

3. What do you know now that you wish you had known on your first day as a teacher?

That teaching the students is second, and first is to ensure that the student feels loved and secure at school.  Students’ emotions are the most important in educational development.  

4. If you could do any other type of job what would it be? Why?

If I could do another job, it would be an anthropologist. I love history and love to study other cultures.  I have my bachelor’s degree in history, with my focus being on WW1 & Woodrow Wilson as president.

5. Have you ever thought about changing your career? If so, why didn’t you?

Yes, I have thought about changing my career. I went back to school to get a Master’s in Educational Leadership, and plan one day to enter a career in school administration. I have not made this change yet, because it has not been the right time to do so. I am waiting until I know that is the path God is leading me to.