Amanda Wolford is a former secondary level math teacher with experience in both urban and suburban school districts. In Metro Nashville Public Schools (TN), Amanda served in many leadership roles. At McGavock High School, Amanda led two academies, the freshman academy and the Gaylord Academy of Hospitality and USCC Academy of Finance. Amanda’s leadership greatly contributed to McGavock’s recognition as a Model Academy High School by the National Career Academy Coalition.
Amanda was among Nashville’s first Demonstration School teachers. Teachers from across the district visited Amanda’s classroom to observe model instructional practices. From there, Amanda was selected to become McGavock’s instructional coach. Building upon her success and effectiveness at McGavock, Amanda was selected for district-level leadership roles, including positions as Technology Coach for the Metro Nashville Public Schools Office of English Language Learners and Instructional Designer for the district’s Virtual School.
Amanda has presented nationally at the National Career Academy Conference and trains on a variety of topics, including Reading Across the Curriculum, Teaching on a Block Schedule, Deconstructing Standards, Interdisciplinary Planning, and Instructional Strategies to Promote Cognitive Engagement and Universal Design.
Areas of Expertise
Cognitive Engagement Instructional Strategies
Content Area Literacy
Effective Lesson Planning
Modeling Effective Instruction
Activities, Affiliations & Accolades
McGavock high school new teacher of the year
MNPS demonstration school teacher
Contributing writer to springboard
NCAC model academy team leader
Alpha Delta Pi
Delta Kappa Gamma