Amanda McDermott


Born in Germany, raised in Kentucky, a consummate army brat, Mrs. McDermott earned her B.A. in Elementary Education from Kentucky Wesleyan College before moving to Chicago to “change the world.” She earned her M.A. in Curriculum and Instruction from Concordia University at Chicago and spent 10 years working as a second grade teacher and instructional coach at an elementary school on the far south side of Chicago. In her spare time, she enjoys reading, spending time with family and friends, and taking (and teaching) fitness classes at a nearby barre studio.