Home of the Yellow Jackets
Phone: 803-476-4200 (Thursday & Friday)
Degrees and Certifications:
B.A. University of South Carolina Aiken, 2005, Elementary Education M. Ed. Columbia College, 2009, Divergent Learning Gifted & Talented (AGP) Certification IES 5th Grade FIVE Academy Teacher
Mrs. Amanda Brewer
Hi! My name is Amanda Brewer and I am truly excited to be a part of the IES family and the D5 FIVE (Flexible, Innovative, Virtual, Education) Academy! 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 moved to Lexington-South Carolina in 2018 to be closer to family!! I have been married for fourteen years and I have two little girls, a 5 year old and an 9 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 14.5 years, 12.5 years at Aiken Elementary and this upcoming year will be my third 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 innovative, intelligent, and inspiring children and co-workers!
I have always been involved in sports throughout my entire life and my favorite sports growing up were soccer, swimming, volleyball and dance. 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 and friends, 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 familyand friends, 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!