Amber Di Ferdinand - 7th and 8th grade Honors English Language Arts!

Welcome to our English Language Arts class! 🙂 I am so happy to be your ELA teacher this year! Class details and important information are found on the syllabus (available 8/18/23 on the bottom right of page). The syllabus includes:

  1. Class expectations ✔
  2. Absent/Late assignment policy ✔
  3. Grade breakdown ✔

About Me:

My name is Amber Rose Di Ferdinand. I was born and raised in Huntington Beach. I have a Bachelor’s Degree (UC Irvine), Master’s Degree (Durham University, England), and Single Subject Teaching Credential (CSU Long Beach); all three degrees are in English. I also have my Teach English as a Foreign Language (TEFL) Certificate (Puerto Vallarta, Mexico). 


This is my fifth year as a teacher and my fifth year at Adams Middle School. I’ve received Rookie Teacher of the Year (2021) and the PTSA Outstanding Teacher Award (2022). While I do love reading and writing, I also love working with young people. Being an English teacher is my dream come true! I am also the teacher sponsor for ASB on campus. It is my second year and I am really enjoying it.


Quick answers:

1. ELA weekly agendas (what we do in class/homework) will be posted on your student's Schoology.

2. The best way to reach me is through email. If you have any other questions, please feel free to email me at [email protected] and I will respond within 48 hours (Monday-Friday).