Amanda is pursuing a Bachelor’s degree in Elementary and Special Education at Carroll University. Early Childhood Education has always been a part of her life. Her grandparents owned a daycare center when she was growing up and her mother teaches preschool. Amanda wants to teach children more than the basics. She wants to teach children “the importance of community, friendship, inclusion and respect.” One of Amanda’s professors described her as “a leader” and a person with “positive energy, professionalism, and a collaborative nature.” Amanda has volunteered at a variety of preschool centers during her school breaks and in the summer. She continues to impress her supervisors and the children and families she works with. Congratulations Amanda!