Hello! My name is Amber Kovach and I am beyond excited to be teaching High School English this year at San Tan Charter School. My son, Connor is 11 and starting 6th grade, and my daughter, Chloe is 10 and is heading into 5th grade, both at the Recker campus.
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 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. The cards were not in my favor; my husband lost his job during the recession so we took a gamble and moved our family 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 at 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. Missing the liveliness of the classroom I sought something more fitting. San Tan soon became the answer. It feels amazing to be back in the classroom.
Outside the classroom I enjoy reading, paddle boarding, hiking, biking, playing video games, baking and walking my dogs. I am not a person who sits still, so I keep my family on their toes and active.
San Tan is known for its rigor and excellence and I look forward to implementing that in my classroom this year. If students are not reading and writing on a daily basis then I am not doing my job. This High School is so amazing and has such great potential; I am eager to be a part of this family and helping us grow and be successful.
Birthday: September 7th
These are A Few Of My Favorite Things…..
Color(s): Green and Purple
Healthy Snack(s): Fruit, Cheese
“Junk Food” Treat(s): Starbursts and Swedish Fish
Drink(s): Iced Caramel Macchiato and Red Bull
Scent(s)/Essential Oil(s): Lavender and Peppermint
Game(s): Football, Basketball, and Baseball
Sit-Down Restaurant(s): Sweet Tomatoes and Picazzo’s Italian
Fast Food Restaurant(s): Chick-Fil-A ( I am gluten free, so very few options)
Place(s) to Receive a Gift Card: Sweet Tomatoes, Target, Barnes & Noble, and Amazon
Most used school/office supply: Paper Flair Pens, Copy Paper, and Sharpies
What I would really like is: A paper cutter for my classroom and books for in-class library
Heroes: Scooby-Doo, Mother Nature, and, of course, my mom
Hobbies: Reading, Playing with my dogs, Wizards Unite with my son, Painting, Paddleboarding