Amanda became a teacher in 2003 after attending University of Redlands for her Liberal Studies degree. She then attended San Diego State University to obtain her teaching credential. In addition to elementary school teaching, Amanda has taught group fitness classes and worked as a personal trainer. She is most excited to see how skills such as communication and teamwork will help her students in their academic work. She is the mom of two teenagers and is using her free time to attempt learning to play the ukelele.