Phone: 3083


Degrees and Certifications:

Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree Art Education Michigan State University Arizona Standard Professional PreK-12 Art Education Certification Structured English Immersion Endorsement, K-12

Amanda Tanner

My name is Mrs. Tanner, and I am excited about another amazing year exploring different mediums with the young artists of Lone Mountain Elementary.  I especially love working with clay! 

I grew up in Michigan and attended Michigan State University.  I graduated with a B.F.A. in Art Education and was the proud recipient of the Outstanding Senior Award at MSU for my academic and community achievements.  I have a love for learning and completed a study abroad program in Australia.  I also completed a yearlong internship teaching K-12 Art while working towards a master’s degree in Curriculum and Teaching.

I moved to sunny Arizona to teach K-8 Art at Cheyenne Traditional School where I was also the Head Track and Field Coach.  I moved on to teach Ceramics at Pinnacle High School where I took on many leadership roles such as the Spiritline Director, Head Varsity Cheer Coach, Assistant Track and Field Coach, and a Freshman Advisor.  After having my first child, I decided to put my professional career on hold to stay home and raise my children.  Because I loved teaching so much, I knew that I would eventually find my way back into the classroom.  I was thrilled when an opportunity became available to teach Art at Lone Mountain where my two children, Christian and Kaylee, are also students. 

When I am not in the classroom, I love spending time with my wonderful husband and children.  I enjoy running with my rescue dog, Pepper, and running races.  I have run several marathons in the past and look forward to adding more medals to my collection in the future. I am so proud to be part of the Lone Mountain team.

Contact Me: Amanda Tanner


Educational Philosophy

  • As an art educator, I strive to foster an appreciation for the arts in a fun, caring, and safe environment that encourages a growth mindset.  I see each child as an individual capable of expressing themselves through art in a way words cannot convey.  I encourage creativity, innovation, and problem-solving within each lesson through the experimentation of various art mediums and cross-curricular lessons.  I challenge students to ask questions, think critically, learn from mistakes, and be confident in the choices they make in their art.