7th Grade, Language Arts and Social Studies
Bachelor of Arts in Multidisciplinary Studies 4-8 in Language Arts, Social Studies and Reading, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas, 2012
Cornerstone Academy, 2012-Present
In her own words . . .
“I’m passionate about creating experiential, hands-on, interactive learning to deepen comprehension and help students recognize history’s relevance in today’s world. When my students spontaneously share a connection they’ve made between something they’ve learned about history and a current event in their community or nation, and I see the pure excitement in their eyes, I know I have been successful.”
In the words of others . . .
“I am amazed by how in tune she is with our students’ feelings. She knows when someone is stressed, sad, excited or confused, and is regularly conferencing with individual kids about their personal issues and what can be done to make their time in school a positive, welcoming experience. Consequently, kids LOOOOOVE her!”
- Holly Smetek, Cornerstone Academy Teacher
“There is never a doubt in my mind that Amanda always puts the student first. If you are an administrator reading this, you know what a rare and wonderful trait this is in a teacher. Amanda stands up for her students and expects the best from them as well as herself.”
- Bill Burger, Cornerstone Academy Assistant Principal