This is my tenth year teaching. I taught 4 years of Kindergarten and 2 years of Elementary Music in Sumter Co, FL. I now teach in Citrus Co, FL and I taught half a year of Pre-K before transferring to my current position as the music teacher at PGE
PROFESSIONAL EDUCATOR CERTIFICATION Elementary Education Grades K-6 Music Grades K-12 ESOL Endorsement Pre-Kindergarten/Primary Education Age 3-Grade 3 45 Hrs State Childcare Certification from DCF Kindermusik Certificate of License 2011-2012 Orff Schulwerk Level I Certificate-Summer 2012
PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS National Association for Music Education Florida Elementary Music Educators Association UCF Alumni Association Florida Music Educators Association Central Florida Orff Chapter
Summer 2012 Stetson University Deland, FL Orff Schulwerk Level I Certification Instructors: Sandy Lantz and Gretchen Wahlberg 1998-2003, 2005- 2006 University of Central Florida Orlando, FL Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Studies with emphasis in the areas of Education and Music. Religious Studies minor. Graduated: December 11, 2006
Amanda grew up in Inverness and is an alumna of Citrus High School where she participated in marching band, concert band, and chorus. She served as drum major for 2 years, as well as student conductor for both band and chorus. She attended the University of Central Florida where she earned her B.A. in Liberal Studies. Her emphasis is in Music and Education with a minor in Religious Studies. Amanda marched mellophone with the UCF Marching Knights for 3 years and played in Jammin' Knights, the basketball pep band. She also marched with Spirit of Atlanta Drum & Bugle Corps in '99 and Tampa Bay Thunder Drum & Bugle Corps in 2000. Amanda holds professional educator certification for Elementary Education Grades K-6, Music Grades K-12, Pre-Kindergarten/Primary Education Age 3-Grade 3, and has the ESOL endorsement. She taught Kindermusik classes in 2011-2012 and previously taught in the Pre-K and Kindergarten general classroom. She obtained her Orff Schulwerk Level I Certificate in 2012 with Sandy Lantz and Gretchen Wahlberg. She is currently in her tenth year of teaching where she is the PK-5 Music teacher at Pleasant Grove Elementary in Citrus County, FL. She is very excited to share her knowledge and passion for music and teaching with others! Amanda is a member of the Central Florida Orff Chapter. She enjoys singing with the Cornerstone Worship Team, playing guitar, photography, making art, and spending time with her husband and two children.