Amanda was born and raised in Spartanburg. After graduating from the University of South Carolina in Columbia, she returned to the Upstate to work as a journalist for the Spartanburg Herald-Journal. While hosting a workshop for high school journalists, Amanda met several students from Oakbrook and was immediately impressed. “I was invited to visit Oakbrook shortly after the workshop to help reignite the school newspaper and I left begging for a job. I had never been around a more inspiring group of young people. The students amazed me with their creativity and excitement for learning!” Since joining the staff in 2006, Amanda has worked as Journalism Adviser and Public Relations Manager before recently transitioning to Admission Director. “Now it’s my turn to watch people fall in love with Oakbrook.” Amanda is married to Jay, a service manager with North Hills Automotive. They have two children.