The Teacher's Edge was born out of the need to celebrate teachers, and all of their perseverence, creativity, and passion! As teachers, we know the great work that is happening in schools everywhere and we wanted to provide a space where teachers can have "wild hope". The Teacher's Edge wants to put rich resources directly into the hands of teachers everywhere and listen to their needs and dreams. We like to think of it as a "maker space" for educators. It is place where communities rally around great teachers and great teachers thrive!
Amanda is veteran public school teacher. She is a 2008 graduate of UNCG with a BA in Dance Education and minor in Communication Studies. She recently (July 2021) completed her master's degree in Curriculum and Instruction and Teacher Leadership at Gardner Webb University. Amanda leads with communication and education to impact the life of individuals and society.
Chelsey is a former GCS teacher of 2nd-, 4th-, and 7th-grade language arts. She also served as a P.R.E.P.A.R.E Instructional Coach for North Carolina A&T State University, assisting preservice teachers in preparing for licensure exams. She holds a B.S. in Elementary Education and a master’s in Teacher Education, with a focus on Reading Education, from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. She is currently working on a Ph.D. in Curriculum and Instruction from Liberty University. Chelsey is passionate about literacy for all individuals and working with other educators to close the achievement gap that some students face.