My name is Amanda Jimenez and this is my fourth year here at Emerald Middle School. My husband, cat, and I relocated to San Diego from San Francisco in the summer of 2015 to be closer to my family. In San Francisco, I spent nine years teaching 6th and 8th grade history. When I am not working, I like to read, cook, spend time with my family. Traveling is another passion of mine, and I invite you to my classroom to visit my wall of photos. I also have a daughter (18 months), Viviana and a puppy named Maisie.
I also love history!!! I earned my Bachelors Degree in history from the University of Colorado at Boulder, with an emphasis on US history. I strongly believe that in order to make our world a more just and free place for everyone, we have to understand the events that shaped our current world. With an understanding of these events, we can learn from past mistakes, ensuring that we don't repeat them. I look forward to teaching you the skills that will allow you to question the world around you and become a positive influence for change.