Getting to know Mrs. Amanda


    My full name is Amanda Sanders, but of course, the kids call me Mrs. Amanda.
    I've been married to Shane for 17 years. We have a daughter, Emmaline, and son, Avery. Emmaline is 13 and is in the 8th grade. Avery is 9 and in 4th Grade. We also have a 17 year old, 6lb, Peek-A-Poo named Abby and two cats, Stella & Luna named after one of my favorite books "StellaLuna".
    I earned my Bachelor of Arts degree in Early Childhood Education in the fall of 2003. Since then, I have taught Pre-K, Kindergarten, First Grade, and Reading Recovery in the Effingham County school system. I went back to school to earn my ESOL endorsement in 2013 and my Masters in 2020. I learned a lot of valuable things in those courses that help make me a better teacher. I have been in awe of how a child's mind works since watching my daughter learn to read. This was one of the many reasons for me to change my focus into Reading Recovery. However, I began to miss the hustle and bustle of the classroom and have enjoyed my years back working with a full class of kiddos. This will be my 11th year at Sand Hill Elementary. Sand Hill has become my family and I love it!
    I am so excited to be a part of your child's learning. If there is anything I can do to help you or your child more, please let me know. And as always, you are welcome in my classroom anytime to take part in your child's learning.
    Credentials & Professional Learning:
    Armstrong Atlantic State University, BS in Early Childhood Education, 2003
    High/Scope Curriculum Training, BFTS, 2004
    Best Practices Literacy, 2005
    Georgia Pre-K Work Sample Assessment Training, 2006
    Essentials of Co-Teaching, C. Knight, 2007
    Best Practices Behavior Management (Conscience Discipline),  2007
    American Heart Association CPR/First Aid Certified, M.Cornell, 2008
    Developmental Handwriting Steps, M.Hawkins, 2008
    Best Practices Strategies For Students With Special Needs (BFTS), 2009
    Planning Meaningful Instruction (BFTS), 2010
    ESOL Endorsement , 2012-2013
    Reading Recovery, 2013-2017
    Kindergarten, 2017-2019
    Masters of Education, concentration in Reading, 2020
    First Grade, 2019-2021
    Kindergarten, Presently



Last Modified on July 18, 2021