Amanda Reitze

Education and Outreach Specialist

  • 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.