Do teachers get summers off? Listen to the president of iteach Andrew Rozell and Wendy Amato as they bust a few teaching myths, talk about the greatest classroom moment, and take a look at what needs to change with teacher compensation. You’ll also hear about how iteach is providing educators with an alternative path to teacher certification.
Andrew Rozell holds a Master of Business Administration in strategic management from the University of North Texas and a Bachelor of Business Administration in finance from the University of North Texas. Rozell began his career in financial services. He served as a limited-investment securities representative and limited principal at the second largest financial services company in the world. During this time he trained new employees, consulted high net worth account holders, and assisted in supervising a team of 20 representatives. In 2007, he joined iteachU.S. to help in the expansion effort. Tasked with business development, Rozell has helped with the onboarding of new states by cultivating relationships with local education agencies and government educational authorities.
Dr. Wendy Amato earned her Master’s in Education and PhD in Curriculum and Instruction from the University of Virginia. She holds an MBA from James Madison University. Wendy began teaching in 1991, has served as a Middle School Administrator, and still teaches at UVA’s School of Education. She has delivered teacher professional development workshops and student leadership workshops in the US and internationally. Wendy and her family live near Charlottesville, Virginia.
- Learn more about iteach and their alternative certification programs
- Read the iteach blog
- Let’s Talk About It: Teacher Pay
- Pushing Back on Outmoded Beliefs
- ‘I Work 3 Jobs And Donate Blood Plasma to Pay the Bills.’ This Is What It’s Like to Be a Teacher in America
- A Journey Back to Teaching – iteach LIVE featuring Christina Griffin
- Interviews with iteach graduates