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Amy McMahon · Northwest Area Elementary Music Teacher

Staff Spotlight Amy McMahon

Elementary Music Teacher at Northwest Elementary

I grew up in: 

Sinking Spring, PA

My husband, Patrick; our fur babies, Audrey and Loki; and our foster puppy, Bentley

Wilson High School
Undergrad at West Chester University
Grad School at Penn State and Universidad del Turabo

What makes you #RSDproud?
I am #RSDproud to be a part of a community made up of smart, talented, and driven students, teachers, administrators, and staff.  Northwest is my second family, and our kids are the best!

What was the first concert you ever went to?
The first concert I ever went to was to see Yanni with my parents in Hershey, but I like to say that one doesn’t count. Instead, I would say my first concert was *NSync!

What was your first job?

I worked at the snack stand at the Green Valley Country Club pool for two summers before moving up to the world of Isaac’s Restaurant and Deli.

What was your favorite Halloween costume you wore as a child?
When I was about 10 I came up with a brilliant idea to go as a bag of jelly beans for Halloween!  I got the brightest yellow sweats and then cut two holes in a clear garbage bag, filled it with blown up balloons, and tied it around my neck.  Best costume ever.

You have to sing karaoke, what song do you pick?

My usual go-to karaoke song is “My Heart Will Go On” by Celine Dion.  In a pinch, I will also lean toward Africa by Toto.

Do you have a favorite charity you wish more people knew about?
Our foster (and soon to be foster-fail) puppy, Bentley, is a boxer mix who was taken in by Zoe’s House in Sinking Spring after being abandoned at a few weeks old.  Zoe’s House is a non-profit animal rescue who relies on donations, volunteers, and foster homes to save dogs of all ages and breeds.  They work tirelessly to save, rehabilitate, and rehome animals in need.

Keep shining! 😎