TASC™ Teacher Christine Amodeo comes from a family of educators, so it’s not a surprise that she chose to pursue a career in education. And, not a surprise that she ended up teaching adults.
Her mother’s inspirational success story began with a desire to obtain her GED®. Married with three daughters and a son, Ms. Amodeo’s mom didn’t let that stop her from earning her GED®. It was a family endeavor. “Our family has stayed friends with mom’s GED® teacher,” she noted.
The story doesn’t end there. Ms. Amodeo’s mother went on to pursue many degrees and ended up with a doctorate in Educational Leadership from Nova Southeastern University. In addition, Ms. Amodeo’s father earned a doctorate from the same college and her mom and dad submitted a joint dissertation to earn their Doctor of Education.
Ms. Amodeo’s older sister teaches music and her younger sister teaches art. She joked that her brother doesn’t have the patience to teach and instead chose to do web design work.
Despite earning a bachelor’s degree in elementary education from Saint Rose, Christine discovered early on in her career that she preferred teaching adults.
In 1998, Ms. Amodeo’s mother was the director of the Schenectady City School District’s Washington Irving Adult and Continuing Education Center in the Hamilton Hill area of Schenectady. She told Ms. Amodeo of an opening for a substitute teacher at the center. That was the beginning of Ms. Amodeo’s career in adult education.
Ms. Amodeo has taught for AmeriCorps, Bethlehem Central School District and the Schenectady County Jail. She laughed and said, “People think teaching in the prison wouldn’t be a good job, but I really enjoyed it. It was very rewarding,”
And, she finds teaching adult education very rewarding as well.
You’ll find her at the F. Donald Myers Education Center in Saratoga Springs on Tuesdays and Thursdays teaching a morning class.
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