M.Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction, George Mason University, 2016
B.A. in International Affairs, University of Mary Washington, 2007
Amanda Reitze supports the LinkB5 team as an Outreach and Education Specialist. She graduated with distinction from George Mason University with a Master’s in Education in Curriculum and Instruction, concentrating on teaching English as a Second Language. She received her Bachelor of Arts in International Affairs from the University of Mary Washington. Her undergraduate studies included 36 credits of advanced Spanish-language studies at the Universidad de las Américas in Mexico.
Amanda worked ten years teaching advanced ESL courses (with a focus on technical writing, business English, literature, and culture), including two years instructing graduate and undergraduate students in Chinese universities, and another four years at multi-level International Baccalaureate (IB) schools in Bonn, Germany, and Brussels, Belgium. Prior to this, she taught at a public elementary school in Mexico, instructed adult immigrants at a community college in Arizona, taught Saudi Arabians at an embassy-sponsored school near Washington, D.C., and designed and ran an ESL program for a private international boarding school in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Before becoming a teacher, she worked two years as a technical editor of confidential research studies for the U.S. military.
She was born and raised in Washington D.C. and Virginia, and has travelled extensively, having visited more than twenty-six countries, and lived for a year or more in five of these.
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