Ms. Amanda is a Gem! She has dedicated 30+ years into educating young children. She loves each and every one of her students as if they were her own and continues to be apart of their life even after they have left her classroom. When my daughter reads to me, she mimics how Ms. Amanda reads to her. She will stop after words that she has sounded out to explain to me why she sounded it out that way and the rule that she was taught. She loves learning and Ms. Amanda has set the foundation for a love of learning. She is dedicated to making sure that each of her students are retaining what she has taught them and that they Excel. She goes above and beyond to do all the little extra things that make kindergarten fun. She is at school early and stays late, she spends her own money to make sure the class has everything they need. For Christmas instead of parents bringing her presents she asked that we buy something for the classroom and then she had our child to open it as a gift from them to the class. She is always bragging on how amazing her students are! When I have volunteered, it amazes me at how each student wants to make her proud I believe it is because she is constantly commenting on all of the positive that each child does. She praises her students non-stop and I have never heard a negative from her to one of her students. She is a Rock Star and is more than deserving of being names Outstanding Teacher!!!