Mrs. Amber McCabe is a fourth grade teacher at Brecknock Elementary School. This is her fourth year of teaching. Prior to becoming a teacher at Brecknock, Mrs. McCabe was a student at Eastern University. During her senior year, she had the awesome opportunity to student teach right here at Brecknock! Her student teaching experience was actually in her current classroom!
Mrs. McCabe’s favorite hobbies are reading and singing. She says, “I could lump traveling in there, but is it a hobby if you cannot always afford to travel?! :)” Whenever Mrs. McCabe has free time, she loves to pick up a good book. She could get lost in a book store for hours & once she stops reading she can never put the book down! If you hear someone singing, it might be Mrs. McCabe. She will sing anywhere (when she is by herself or with close family), and she even sings at the top of her lungs when she drives!
Mrs. McCabe enjoys spending time with her family. She is the oldest of four in her family. She has two sisters and one brother. Her extended family is very close and most of her life lived in the same development, right next door to one another. When they get together they love to play games, such as Apples to Apples, Farkle, Imaginiff, and other games that they created themselves. Mrs. McCabe and her husband have been married for almost 3 years and together for many more. He is from Scotland and currently in the process of becoming an American citizen. Mr. and Mrs. McCabe are going to be having a baby in September. They are very excited to start a family!
Here are some fun facts you may not know about Mrs. McCabe. She is terribly afraid of roller coasters – the thought of them almost makes her ill! She is usually invited to an amusement park to hold everyone’s bags or watch the kids! It was Mrs. McCabe’s dream to become a famous singer, however when she was in a pageant as a teenager, she could barely open her mouth. She says, “I guess I was not cut out for the job!”
To Mrs. McCabe, the best thing about working at Brecknock “is of course our wonderful students. The children always bring a smile to my face and are the reason I am here!”
Mrs. McCabe and her husband enjoy traveling to Scotland to visit his family & friends. When they have the opportunity to travel we usually end up in Scotland! If she could choose any location to travel, it would be to any warm, tropical destination. In the past, her favorite place visited has been China. (She would go back to Asia in a flash!) Some of her top travel choices would be Italy (#1) and to visit countries in Africa and South America.
Mrs. McCabe loves learning about new information. So often she finds out something she never knew before and it causes her to question and search for a deeper understanding. However, if she could learn about ANYTHING it would be different cultures around the world. Parasailing is something that Mrs. McCabe has always wanted to do but never tried, due to her fear of heights, but she did get very close to trying it this past summer!
What is Mrs. McCabe’s favorite book? She replies, “This is the toughest question on here! I have read so many books and to be honest, picking one would be difficult. My favorite author is Jodi Picoult. One of my favorite books from the past year would have to be Heaven is for Real. I really enjoyed this book. In the near future, I hope to read the Hunger Games.”
It is a privilege having Mrs. McCabe as a teacher in our school! We hope you enjoyed learning more about her!