High School Faculty
M.N.S, Geosciences, Idaho State University
B.S., Geology & Environmental Science, Union College
Amanda moved to Teton Valley in 2014 to join the high school team of Journeys School. After receiving her bachelor’s degree as a double major in geology and environmental science, Amanda chose to pursue a master’s degree in the geosciences studying the effects of climate change on water resources in the West. During this time she also spent a summer working as a middle school field instructor for an environmental science camp, realizing her love of educating young people about the natural world. Following her newfound passion, Amanda applied for and received a National Science Foundation GK-12 Fellowship, allowing her to complete her graduate work as well as earn her secondary teaching certificate. Prior to her role as high school science faculty, Amanda worked in Idaho public schools at both the middle and high school levels teaching a variety of science based courses. She is most interested in challenging students to be creative and developing a more holistic approach to learning through integrated, place-based projects. Outside of school, Amanda can be found relaxing and recreating, always with her trusty companion, Altadog.