This is Amanda's seventh year at Mt. Scott, and her first year as the Senior Academy math teacher. Amanda previously taught Junior Academy math and science.
She moved back home to Portland seven years ago after a 12-year adventure in Maryland, Virginia and Washington DC. She received her B.S. in Mathematics from the University of Maryland in 2003 and spent six years teaching math to diverse and struggling populations from 7th through 12th grade, all across the Washington D.C. region. She switched her career focus from astrophysics to teaching math when she began tutoring at-risk middle and high school students from the eastern suburbs of Washington D.C. Amanda blends traditional classroom structure with a personalized needs analysis to ensure each student has success with rigorous academics, but in a relaxed and often entertaining environment.
Amanda’s family consists of her husband Kurt, daughters Isabella, Jane and Lea, her mother Carol, her grandmother, a dog, and three cats.