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Amanda Allison

With my M.Ed. in Science Education Leadership, I enjoy my roles as an educator and leader. I have navigated the ever changing waters of reform. Each year there seems to be new mandates, reforms and curriculum to implement. Always in an effort to serve better. If you've been in the profession long enough, you might find older practices being dusted off and tried again as a "new initiative."

As a licensed educator for 15 years, I find that teaching is a passion. The idea that one can make a positive impact on a child is hugely rewarding. Children trust us to make the right choices to help them now and through their journey of life. I enjoy watching children learn and grow and embrace new ideas. But, not every initiative is in place to serve students well. Educators must be ever vigilant to be sure students come first!