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Hello, my name is Amy Alvizo and this is my fourth year to teach at Saint Bernard.  I teach first, third, fourth, sixth, seventh, and eighth grade Religion.  I also teach sixth grade Social Studies.  I am truly passionate about the Catholic faith.  I believe that teaching the children about God is my true vocation.  The Catholic faith has so many layers and I am always learning something new.  The most beautiful thing about my job is that I truly get to spread the Good News about Jesus Christ on a daily basis with my students.  I am so blessed to be able to walk into a job everyday and know that I am living out the commitment I made many years ago at my Confirmation.  My husband and I are very involved in the Catholic community.    My husband has been a member of The Knights of Columbus for many years.  We also enjoy participating in the A.C.T.S. Retreat community, which are wonderful retreats to help deepen our Catholic faith.  I have always enjoyed working with children by guiding them on their faith journey.  Before teaching at Saint Bernard, I spent many years in the Faith Formation program at my parish working with eighth graders to help them prepare for the Sacrament of Confirmation. 

 I received my degree in Film from the University of North Texas.  I am hoping to start working on my Masters degree in Theology in the Spring.  I have two beautiful sons a fifth grader and a freshman in college.  I am lucky to be married to my best friend.  My hobbies include biking, cooking, movies, attending the symphony and spending time with my family.

 

Teaching Philosophy

My philosophy is focused on character development.  Being Christ-like is the most important quality for a child to develop.  Our choices are a result from our character.  It is very important to me to focus on good character by setting very clear examples of good behavior in the classroom.  I believe our relationship with Christ helps to mold our character.  When the classroom is Christ centered it helps the children to think about their choices.  I teach the children to be kind and accepting of one another and to understand each other’s differences as a gift from God.