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Amanda Walker 2017 Digital Innovator

Amanda’s Bio

Amanda has a class full of little geniuses. As a Google Certified Educator, she has implemented “Genius Hour”, a creative program that helps inspire students by allowing them to explore their passions. This makes for an exciting learning environment where visitors “see a buzzing classroom with students actively engaged in a variety of digital tools.” Amanda explains that her greatest passion in life is her students’ success, so in her class, students and teachers work collaboratively as a community of learners to become 21st century problem solvers.

Fun Fact

Amanda uses her free time to tour zoos and aquariums across the South with her family.

City: Northport, AL
School: Bluff Park Elementary School - Hoover, AL
Role: 2nd Grade Teacher
Grade Levels: PreK-2
Twitter: @mrsw2nd
PBS Station: APT

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