Amanda leads policy analysis on education issues impacting Tennessee students. After starting her career in Nashville as a middle school mathematics teacher, Amanda went on to lead partnerships and teacher development for an education technology startup and facilitate college readiness with iMentor. Recently, Amanda conducted research on virtual school legislation in response to the pandemic and on California’s nonacademic charter authorization principles. She holds master’s degrees in education policy (Teachers College, Columbia University) and instructional practice (Lipscomb University), and a bachelor’s from the University of Louisville.