Amanda Wilson

Amanda Wilson

Fifth Grade Teacher

Amanda Wilson creates a classroom environment that fosters a love of learning, a safe zone for students to grow from mistakes, and a comfortable atmosphere where kids know they are respected and loved.  Amanda also believes that positivity is the key to success and her classroom environment reflects that while providing a challenging learning environment where thinking is always happening. 

She graduated with her Bachelors degree in Mathematics from Wesleyan College in 2007 and went on to become an Adjunct Instructor of Mathematics at Lanier Technical College where she is currently in her ninth year.  This position gives her a unique vertical perspective of math that allows her to prepare her students for their future education and real-world mathematical applications.  

Amanda spent three and a half years as a fifth grade paraprofessional learning from incredible classroom teachers in Barrow County.  In 2013, she completed her Masters of Elementary Education (with certification) from Grand Canyon University.  Amanda is in her eighth year as a fifth grade homeroom teacher and twelfth year working with fifth grade students.  

In 2015-2016, she piloted the RoboRobo Robotics challenge and helped write the curriculum for Barrow County’s partnership with the University of Georgia.  Amanda has served as fifth grade’s Leadership Team representative for the past four years.  She currently teaches math and science to EIP and ESOL students. 

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