Phone: 830-257-2209 ext. 2264


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Amber Purcell

 Hi, and welcome back Nimitz Dolphins!
I am super excited to begin my second year as a Dolphin and my 13th year teaching. When asked why I am a teacher, for many years I would have said that it was because of the great teachers I had (one of those was my dad!), love of my content area (I taught high school English and Theatre for 10 years), and the desire to help students obtain skills that they would need throughout their lives.  Now, as a Special Education teacher, the answer is simpler.  I want to be the teacher my sister (and every student with special needs) deserves.  My goal every day is to send my students home happy, healthy, and hopefully, with a little more knowledge or skill than they had the day before.  My classroom team includes two amazing paraprofessionals, Mrs. Graham and Ms. Campos, who have chosen to spend their days loving and educating kids.  We are going to have an amazing year, full of amazing experiences, with our amazing kids!  Thank you for blessing me with the opportunity to spend my days with your children!