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Degrees and Certifications:
B.A. University of South Carolina Aiken, 2005, Elementary Education M. Ed. Columbia College, 2009, Divergent Learning Gifted & Talented (AGP) Certification
Mrs. Amanda Brewer
Hi! My name is Amanda Brewer and I am truly excited to be a part of the IES family as a teacher and parent! I am looking forward to the upcoming year that will be full of adventure with learning and laughter!! I was born in Sumter, South Carolina and I consider South Carolina to be my home state even though I moved around to many places with my military family growing up. I have lived in Sumter-SC; Illinois; Florida; Texas; Virginia; Aiken-SC, and I moved to Lexington-South Carolina to be closer to family last year!! I have been married for thirteen years and I have two little girls, a 4 year old and an 8 year old.
I received my bachelor’s degree at USC-Aiken in Elementary Education and started my teaching career immediately after in Aiken County. I furthered my education and earned my master’s degree in divergent learning at Columbia College. I have been teaching for a total of thirteen years, 12 years at Aiken Elementary and this will be my second year at IES! I have taught 4th and 5th grade in all subject areas and I have received my Gifted & Talented (AGP) Certification. I was blessed to be named Aiken Elementary's Teacher of the Year during the 2015-2016 school year. Every day I am so thankful that I get to be surrounded by creative, energetic, kind, smart, and talented children!
I have always been involved in sports throughout my entire life: soccer, swimming, gymnastics, volleyball, softball, tennis, dance, and much more. I was fortunate to receive a soccer scholarship at USC-Aiken...where I later met my husband and started my family. I cherish spending time with my family watching football at Death Valley...GO TIGERS, traveling, and participating in activities outdoors, such as: water/snow skiing, swimming, hiking, fishing, painting, and lounging on the beach. When I am not spending time with my family, watching/playing sports, I am focusing on my other passion in life...teaching! I truly enjoy seeing the children's eyes light up when we are reading together, playing interactive games, or learning new material. Coming along-side children and learning with them is something I look forward to everyday. I am blessed to be able to not only watch the students grow academically, but I also enjoy learning many new things for myself from these amazing kids along the way!