Week 1: July 26 – July 29

 In AP Language/Dual Enrollment, English I Honors, English II Honors, Scholars Prep 7th Grade, Scholars Prep 8th Grade

Hello, Roadrunners!

It is so hard to believe that tomorrow is the first day of school. It seems like yesterday that I was saying congrats and goodbye to last year’s seniors! I don’t know about you, but this summer flew by for my family and I. Despite that I am ready to be back in the classroom. Here is to a great year!

Many of you are new to my classroom, so here, for your reading pleasure, is my bio:

My name is Amber Kovach and this will be my fifth year of teaching English at STCS and my first year teaching all Scholars Prep, Honors and AP students.  I’m excited for this adventure!

My son, Connor, is 14 and headed to high school, and my daughter, Chloe, 13, is headed into 8th grade.

I grew up in Havre, Montana- a small town located just a few hours south of the Canadian border. It was cold…all the time. After graduating high school, I moved to Billings, Montana where I attended Montana State University and earned my Bachelor of Science Degree in Liberal Studies. Somewhere in the middle of all that I met and married my then husband and had our first kiddo. After graduating, I became a stay at home mom and 18 months later we had our second child. Being a mom is great, but I was never meant to stay at home. I knew I wanted to be in a classroom teaching and began looking at options at Montana State. Changes happened to our family during the recession so we took a gamble and moved to Idaho.

One year later I was enrolled at Boise State University with hopes of becoming an English teacher. Life flew by after that. I earned my second Bachelor’s Degree in English-Writing and continued to earn my Master’s Degree in English-Literature. I stayed on at Boise State and taught First Year Writing in their English Department as an Adjunct Instructor. We wanted and needed something more permanent. I was tired of the cold and ready for a change, so I began looking for jobs in Arizona. It wasn’t long after that I was offered a full-time teaching position at Grand Canyon University in their online English Department. After a year and finally settled I realized I missed the liveliness of the classroom so I began my search for something more fitting. San Tan soon became the answer. It feels amazing to be back in the classroom.

I am excited to get to know your child (and you) and be an integral part of their journey. Keep your eyes open later in the week for some “parent homework”.

My door is always open, so please don’t hesitate to reach out if you should ever have any questions or concerns.

Talk soon,

Ms. Kovach