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In 2004 Amber began her teaching career in the very district she attended as a student, West Fargo Public Schools. While teaching high school English, Amber returned to NDSU and earned a Master’s degree in Curriculum and Instruction (2008). As an avid learner and reflective practitioner, Amber became a National Board Certified teacher in English Language Arts, Early Adolescence (2011). Soon after Amber’s interest in educational leadership prompted her to continue her schooling, and she received her Secondary Principal’s credential (2013). Amber then transitioned into administration and became the Assistant Principal at Cheney Middle School in West Fargo. In a diverse school of over 1100 students, Amber’s primary responsibility is the master schedule. Although Amber is devoted to education, she also has another important role – being a mom, as nothing satisfies her more than spending time with her family.
Mental Health Awareness in the Classroom
Amber Rudolph, NBCTJuly 11, 2017

Famous comedian and actor, Robin Williams, once stated, “All it takes is a beautiful fake smile to hide an injured soul, and they will never notice how broken you really are.” Sadly, these painful words mirrored Williams’s true feelings, as he succumbed to suicide after a long struggle with addiction and mental health. Unfortunately, celebrities are not the sole sufferers when it comes to emotional well-being. Many adolescent students also need to conquer this battle, especially those with overwhelming external circumstances (i.e. sexual orientation confusion, bullying, disciplinary problems) and adverse childhood experiences (i.e. abuse, neglect, divorce, death). As both a…

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