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Amanda Lamont

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School: Oscar Pope Elementary School

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County: Pasco

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Bio:

Amanda Lamont is a special education teacher at Oscar J. Pope Elementary in Lakeland, Florida. She teaches a separate-placement class of nine students on the autism spectrum. The 2012-2013 school year is her third as a teacher and in the ASD unit. Amanda has completed her endorsement in Autism Spectrum Disorders and will graduate with her master's degree in Special Education from University of Florida in April 2013. Amanda says that her students challenge and amaze her on a daily basis, and she feels blessed that she can be a part of their lives.

Amanda is married to her husband Michael and they just celebrated two years of marriage. They are the proud owners of two cats and are beginning to build a house in Lakeland. In her spare time, Amanda is an avid reader and enjoys traveling, water sports, relaxing, and knitting.

PEPSA Partner: Proposed Project (2012)

Project Description:

Mrs. Lamont is working to find ways to change the sensory environment for students when they become upset or their behavior becomes escalated. Sensory changes include types of music played, aromatherapy, and lighting.

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