Teaching with IS183 in summer programs and LTA since 2010, Amanda is an artist and arts educator. She holds a Master of Education from the Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts and a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. Maintaining a dual teacher's license in Visual Arts and Early Childhood Education, she teaches Art full-time in a local public school system. She was born and raised in North Adams and has been active in the local arts community since returning in 2006. A painter and illustrator at heart, she currently is expanding her artistic interests by learning how to tapestry weave.