As the BBF Chittenden Regional Coordinator, Amanda seeks purposeful opportunities to develop strong connections with community partners, caregivers, and organizations that result in systems that better serve young children and families. Collaborative Leadership is the thread that weaves together her career and aspirations – she truly believes that our communities are strongest when we all work together. Amanda holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education from Johnson State College, and is currently working towards her Master’s in Education at UVM. In addition to her work at BBF, Amanda also teaches dance to young children, and visits Vermont’s beautiful mountains to snowboard as often as she can in the winter. She resides in Underhill with her husband and two daughters.
When students feel connected to their schools, peers, and teachers, they build trust and we know that supportive relationships are a key protective factor for young children. The Restorative Practices Framework provides tools for teachers to help foster a sense of connectedness in their classroom through mindful awareness opportunities. Restorative Practice Circles are a place […]Read More