Degrees and Certifications:
Bachelor of Education K-6 Exceptional Child K-8
Mrs. Amy Watts
My name is Amy Watts and I work for the Middleton School District. I am a Special Education Teacher at Heights Elementary. I have been teaching since 1996 after I graduated from Boise State University.
What is my super power as a special education teacher?
Yes, patience is definitely a requirement of all educators, especially special ed teachers. But to me, this doesn’t even begin to cover it. I believe there is at least one magical superpower involved…grit. Let me explain.
The most successful teachers have “grit.” Grit is defined as “passion and perseverance for very long term goals.” This could easily be a definition of a successful teacher: When faced with challenges, effective teachers let their passion guide them as they persevere to find the right solutions.
My goal as a teacher is to create a classroom that is viewed as a learning community by all my students. Despite students’ differences—physical, intellectual, cultural, etc.—I want each one of them to feel like they are precious and that they matter.
My husband and I have an adventurous family of three daughters and a son. My children are 3rd generation graduates of Middleton High School. Go Vikes! We enjoy the great outdoors of Idaho. During the summer I spend my free-time gardening, hiking and floating the river. In the winter, I love to snow shoe, cook and dive into a great book!