Amanda Warrek

Class of 2003


What is your name and where do you currently live? What year did you graduate SMS?
Amanda Warrek and I live in Hamden, CT. I graduated SMS in 2003.

What is your current job / profession?
I currently work as an ABA Lead Instructor/ Registered Behavior Technician for kids with autism at Meliora Academy in Meriden, CT.

What was your educational path after graduating from SMS? (high school, college, post graduate studies, names of institutions and any honors awarded)
I graduated highschool from Lauralton Hall in 2007 and received my bachelor’s degree in Behavioral Health from Keene State College in 2011.

How do you feel SMS prepared you academically?
I believe SMS prepared me very well for all my academic endeavors. It provided me with all my pre requisite skills that I needed to be successful within my academics. I thoroughly enjoyed being taught a variety of subjects in different ways from different staff. SMS also did a very good job with helping their students, including myself, with the transition from grammar/middle school to highschool.

What are some of your favorite SMS memories?
Some of my favorite memories from SMS were being a part of the Varsity basketball team in 7th and 8th grade, drama club and ski club. SMS always had a wide variety of ways for their students to be involved within the school and community.

What are your plans for the future?
My plans for the future are to go back to school to get my masters in Behavioral Analysis and hopefully shortly after become a Behavior Analyst in a clinical setting.

What advice can you give current students?
Always stay true to yourself and if you have goal in life, follow it. Everyday might not be good but there is something good in everyday :0)