Amanda comes to us with over 10 years of experience in education. She has a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology from University of North Carolina Pembroke, an Exceptional Children’s add on license from East Carolina University, a Master of Science in Special Education from the University of Kansas, and an Educational Leadership and Administration license from Gardner Webb University. Her specialty is in high incidence disabilities and differentiation of curriculum. Amanda has taught exceptional children in public, charter, and private schools in grades kindergarten through twelfth grade. She has worked with a wide variety of special needs students ranging from severe and profound to mainstream inclusion. Amanda has implemented Multi-Tiered Support Systems, differentiation, and catering curriculum to encompass student needs in several North Carolina public schools and Noble Academy which is also a private school in Greensboro specializing in exceptional children. In Iredell County Schools Amanda worked as an exceptional children’s specialist and most recently at Langtree Charter Academy as Student Services Specialist and Principal Intern. Amanda has also worked as a consultant with charter schools in the Charlotte area to improve their special education departments. Amanda has two sons, Paxton and Gunnar ages 11 and 7. This is Amanda's second school year as the Head of School and she has worked hard in her tenure to grow and expand upon Crossway Academy's amazing philosophy of meeting the needs of special needs children in a small group environment integrated with therapeutic methods.