Amanda Henry

Title

Education Technology Specialist

Educational Background

  • Ed. in STEM Leadership, American College of Education, Indianapolis, IN
  • B.A. Elementary Education, Franklin College, Franklin, IN

Year Joined Franklin College

2021

Expertise

I began my career in P12 education as a classroom teacher. I found my passion in STEM education through leadership opportunities focused on preparing students for successful lives after graduation. I served as a STEM instructional coach and district coordinator where I supported teachers and students on their path to discovering authentic and meaningful learning for all. Since coming to Franklin, I have been able to work with the department of education on program redesigns and accreditation goals.

Many institutions offer a path to teacher licensure.  Why should I choose Franklin College?

As a product of the program myself, I can attest to the quality preparation you will receive here at Franklin. We have a long history of preparing competent, caring, decision-makers. At Franklin, our faculty and staff support and encourage you along your path of becoming a phenomenal educator. It has always been a great time to be a Grizzly, but the innovative opportunities you will have now in the education department have never been better.

How do you ensure your program completers are ready to lead a classroom?

At Franklin, we are proud to offer a strong clinical field experience program. As a pre-service teacher, you are in the classroom early and often to gain invaluable experiences from partner schools and cooperating teachers. As a second-year student until you complete student teaching, you have numerous clinical field experiences of varying grade levels, content areas and socioeconomic demographics that prepare you for opportunities after graduation.

Selected Professional Accomplishments

Certifications

  • PBL Certified Trainer, Magnify Learning
  • PBL Certified Trainer, Ford Next Generation Learning and Indiana Department of Education
  • Launch Lead Teacher, Project Lead the Way
  • Nationally Certified STEM Educator, National Institute of STEM Education
  • Google Certified Educator

Presentations

  • Parent and Educator Workshop Keynote Speaker, Society of Women Engineers, 2018
  • Co-Presenter, Indiana State STEM Conference, 2018
  • Co-Presenter, Hoosier Association of Science Teachers, Inc., 2018

Honors

  • Success School Educator of the Year, 2020
  • Regional Opportunity Initiatives STEM Fellow, 2017

In My Spare Time . . .

I love being outdoors. Hiking, camping,and canoeing are some of my favorite ways to spend time with family and friends. My husband and I also enjoy nightly dance parties with our two energetic boys at home.