Degrees and Certifications:

BA Journalism-University of Arkansas (Emphasis in Public Relations and Minor in Professional and Technical Writing) Post-Bachelor's Certification in Secondary English-Pima Community College

Mrs. Amanda Bryant

Hey y'all! My name is Amanda Bryant. This is my second year at Canyon Del Oro High School as an English teacher. I have previously taught Middle School ELA, History and Logic.

I look forward to an amazing 2023-2024 school year at CDO ... it's great to be a Dorodo!

Defining Moment in Education
I don't have a specific ah-ha moment, but I remember learning to love writing in college and still remember some of my writing assignments. I have made a career out of writing in different professional fields. When I felt called to teach, I knew I wanted to teach English so I could help foster a love of writing for students before arriving at college. No matter the major or career choice, writing is always involved.

Core Educational Belief
I became a teacher because I wanted to make an impact and help foster the love of lifelong learning. My goal is to create a safe and inviting environment for students so they create a community where they will grow to be their best. Students, especially teens, often dread English class and reading and writing. Still, I want to change that mindset by showing students that English class is a place where they gain critical thinking skills to help them connect with literature and themselves through writing.

Prior Experience
I graduated from the University of Arkansas with a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism with an emphasis in Public Relations and a Minor in Professional and Technical Writing. Before teaching, I owned a marketing company, was an award-winning Communication Director and Events Director at a Chamber of Commerce, an award-winning executive for a public relations agency. I was called to teach after moving to Tucson. My education continued at Pima Community College, where I received my Post-Bachelor Teaching Certification in Secondary English.