Born and raised in Southern California, Ms Amanda knew at an early age that she wanted to work with children. After high school, she went on to college to study Early Childhood Education and subsequently began working towards her degree in Business Management. Soon after, Ms Amanda began her training in the Montessori philosophy and teaching method under the supervision of an AMS trained and NAMC certified Montessorian. She quickly realized that she loved the Montessori Method and soon embraced it in all aspects of her life, and went on to complete her Early Childhood teacher training with NAMC.
As Director/Teacher, Ms Amanda brings with her extensive experience of working with children, beginning with her time as a YMCA counselor at the tender age of seventeen. She quickly advanced to the position of Director, which she held until 1995 when she had her daughter, Victoria. Shortly thereafter her family moved to Seattle, Washington, where they lived for two years. Upon her return to Southern California, Ms Amanda worked as a teacher’s aide at a rapidly growing school and soon advanced to lead teacher, a position she held for eight years. In 2007 she became Director of the school, a position she enjoyed and excelled at.
In 2011, Ms Amanda teamed up with Ms Rajani and became Director/Teacher at Whole Child Academy.
In her spare time, Ms Amanda enjoys hiking in the local mountains, spending time at the beach, experimenting with foods from different cultures, and is actively involved with her family and friends.