Phone: 803-476-4933


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.   I taught middle level math for four years, two of them being at Dutch Fork Middle.  I am THRILLED to be entering my second year as the choral director at DFMS! 


My family includes my husband Randy, who is a physicist, my daughter, Laura, who is a CHS graduate and  a graduate of Florida State University, and my son, Alex, who just graduated from CHS and is a sophomore 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!!!