Harriet Beecher Stowe School, Counselor
Amanda currently lives with her fiancé, Zach, in Portland but she grew up many different places around the United Sates. Some of those places include: Lansing, MI; Middletown, CT; Tacoma, WA; Galesburg, IL; New York, NY; Milwaukee, WI; and Chicago, IL. She studied theatre and music at St. Olaf College in Northfield, MN and recently received her Masters Degree in Counselor Education at the University of Southern Maine.
What makes you proud to work in Brunswick? #BSDProud
Brunswick is a beautiful and eclectic city and school district with many resources dedicated to work with and help students and their families/caretakers. From the beginning, the staff and students have made me feel that I am a part of this fantastic team of educators, administrators, mental health professionals, students, and families. I am encouraged by the district's emphasis on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion as we move forward in educating and supporting all students as they spend their years in Brunswick and beyond!
What do you like to do outside of work for fun?
I am a spinning instructor at Rêve Cycling Studio in Portland, and love to take spin, yoga sculpt, yoga, and other fitness classes! I also love to read, explore Portland and the beautiful state of Maine, spend time with my family and friends, travel, sing, and write.
What is your favorite line from a movie?
"Don't let anyone, ever, make you feel like you don't deserve what you want." - Heath Ledger, 10 Things I Hate About You
If you could meet anyone, living or dead, who would you meet?
What is something you learned in the last week?
I learned that I need to be patient with myself in this new role, and to trust that I have the foundation to be an advocate and support for all students - the rest will come with time!