Hello and welcome to 2nd grade! My name is Amy Paolino (PUH-leeno) and I have loved getting to be a part of the UP family! This will be my sixth year to teach 2nd grade, my 3rd year here at UP, and it is my absolute favorite. I am looking forward to another year filled with learning, excitement, and development.
Growing up in small town Waco, Texas made me a Baylor bear at heart. I decided to spread my wings a bit and move to Dallas for college though. I received my Bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education at Dallas Baptist University. Go Patriots! After graduation, I was able to substitute teach for a year and taught 2nd grade for the next three years in Coppell. This year, I will be completing my Master’s degree in Reading through UT Tyler. Teaching has been an absolute joy and delight.
When I am not busy in the classroom, I love spending time with my amazing husband, Joe and our crazy fur baby, Brody (red Goldendoodle). This summer we also bought our first house! We have a blast with our families together, especially with my niece and three nephews. We enjoy going to the lake, trying out new restaurants in Dallas, heading to the pool, going to Baylor games, working out, and spending time with friends.
I am looking forward to an amazing year and cannot wait to get to know each one of you and your precious kids!