Amanda graduated from the College of William and Mary magna cum laude with a B.A. in Psychology and from Harvard Graduate School of Education with a Master of Education. Amanda began her independent school career teaching elementary school and coaching at Friends Academy, where she later became the Assistant Director of Development. She worked in development at Buckingham, Browne & Nichols School, and in admissions at both the Wheeler School and the Gordon School before serving as the Founding Chair of Girls on the Run Rhode Island from 2010-2015.
Amanda serves as Vice Chair on the Board of Directors of the Gordon School where she recently guided Gordon through a Head of School search as Search Chair and currently manages its Transition Team. Accordingly, Amanda’s work with schools on leadership transitions is informed by her consulting experience with schools large and small and as a board member.
Amanda demonstrates broad reach in her search assignments and has found talented leaders for a range of schools including progressive, traditional, coeducational, girls’ schools, LD specialized, and faith-based institutions, as well as focusing on specific divisions, with a particular interest in K-8 education. Since joining the firm in 2014, Amanda has successfully conducted numerous searches in the Southeast and Northeast regions, and she is excited to build on this firm foundation with clients in new areas.