Degrees and Certifications:
MA Elementary Education, Marian University BA Event Management, Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis
Mrs. Amanda Barnes
I am so excited to be your child's teacher this year! This is my 6th year teaching, but my first year at Black Mountain and I couldn't be more excited to be here!
I started my teaching career in Greenwood, Indiana where I was an elementary interventionist for one year before moving to the classroom. I taught 2nd and 3rd grades while in Greenwood before taking time off to raise our two kids. In 2016, we made our home in Arizona and two years later, I went back to the classroom as a 4th grade science teacher in Deer Valley. I am excited to have finally found my home in Cave Creek, specifically here at Black Mountain!
I was born and raised in Indiana, but both my sister and I sought out warmer weather and ended up in Florida and Arizona, respectively. I have an incredible husband, Neil, of nearly 9 years and we have 2 beautiful children. Ladd will be in 2nd grade and Cora in kindergarten at another Cave Creek campus. We are an active family and both kids are involved in sports. If we're not at the hockey rink or gymnastics, you can usually find us on the golf course! We also have three dogs and a house that requires more than the usual number of DIY jobs, so needless to say, we are always on the move!
I am looking forward to this school year and all the learning and growing we will do!