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Montgomery, New York-based educator Patrick Van Amburgh has several years of experience as a teacher and guidance counselor. The recipient of a Bachelor’s in Psychology and a Master of Education from Springfield College, Mr. Van Amburgh most recently served as an In-School Suspension Teacher at Wallkill Senior High School, where his responsibilities included facilitating character development discussions and helping students with their daily assignments. 

While working toward his graduate degree, Patrick Van Amburgh participated in numerous campus activities, including serving as Head Coach of the Springfield College rugby team for two seasons and supervising intramural softball, basketball, volleyball, and other sports as a Graduate Assistant from 2003 to 2005. 

Upon receiving his Master’s degree in 2005, Mr. Van Amburgh was hired as a Guidance Counselor at Palmer High School in Palmer, Massachusetts. Holding this position for three years, Mr. Van Amburgh counseled students in grades nine through 12 and worked with juniors and seniors on their post-high school plans. He also mediated discussions between students, faculty, and parents; provided individual academic and personal support based on performance; served on Palmer High’s Crisis Team; and helped students select courses that met their academic or career objectives. Mr. Van Amburgh balanced his duties as a guidance counselor by coaching the school’s baseball team and its varsity and junior varsity football squads. In these roles, he led and coordinated practices, planned game-day strategies, and oversaw training for individual athletes. Since leaving Palmer High School in 2008, Patrick Van Amburgh has worked as an ACT Coordinator and Behavior Counselor for SLS Residential – The Center of Excellence for Residential Care, a program for troubled youths and young adults, and as an Assistant Varsity Football Coach for Wallkill High School.

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Aug 2003May 2005

Masters of Education

Springfield College