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Degrees and Certifications:
Bachelor of Music Education Bachelor of Music Therapy Master of Science (Psychology) National Board Certified Teacher (Music) Certifications: Music K-12 School Psychology Middle Level Math Gifted
Mrs. Amanda Rushe
I have worked as a professional educator since 1987. I hold Bachelor of Music Education and Bachelor of Music Therapy degrees from Shenandoah University, and a Master’s degree in psychology from Florida State University. I received middle level math certification in 1988 and became a National Board Certified Teacher in 2004. I taught middle school chorus for 13 years and high school chorus for 6 years in Panama City Beach, Florida. My service in Lexington School District Five began with Dutch Fork Elementary School where I worked for nine years teaching music. For the last four years I have taught middle level math, two of them being at Dutch Fork Middle. I am THRILLED to be the choral director at DFMS this year!
My family includes my husband Randy, who is a physicist, my daughter, Laura, who is a CHS graduate and a junior at Florida State University, and my son, Alex, who just graduated from CHS and will be a freshman at Florida State University this year. GO NOLES!!! Both Laura and Alex are music majors...Laura in music therapy (voice) and Alex in Music Composition (oboe).
I enjoy watching college football, walking/jogging and working out. I love the beach and the lake and being in and around the water! I look forward to working with all of the chorus and music students at DFMS! We are going to have a FANTASTIC year!!!