Amanda Morton joined the New Dawn Charter High School staff in August 2017 as the Curriculum and Instruction Specialist. Amanda attended Iona College in New Rochelle, NY, where she played Division I volleyball. After graduating with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, Amanda earned a Master of Science in Education degree from The College of Saint Rose and later a Master of Arts in Education Leadership from New York University.
She brings 20+ years of classroom and leadership experience ranging from kindergarten to high school. Amanda is a NY State Certified Educator and has received recognition as a Master Teacher. Amanda is a National Counsel Teaching Mathematics member and has experience as a Curriculum Developer and Coordinator, Math Coordinator, Teacher Leader, and Mentor Teacher. Amanda was also a Principal’s Cabinet Member, School Leadership Team Chairperson, Varsity and Junior Varsity girls' volleyball and soccer coach, and a middle school boys' basketball coach.
As the Curriculum and Instruction Specialist, Amanda works closely with the teachers regarding lesson plans, instruction, classroom management, and assessment. She meets with teachers regularly to review lesson plans, share observation feedback, and to coach teachers on best practices pertaining to instruction and maintaining a professional, productive, and positive classroom within the school community. Amanda is also a student mentor, who actively counsels her mentees regarding their attendance, their academic performance, and any social-emotional challenges that they may face.