Hi, there! My name is Amanda (A.K.A. Mrs. Collins). I earned my Multiple Subject Teaching Credential from San Diego State University in 2010. I am currently working as a substitute teacher, and plan on continuing to do so until my own babies are school-aged, themselves. I thoroughly enjoy the spirit and presence of children! My hope in joining edutopia is to find support and exchange ideas that will help me grow and learn as a teacher and human being!
Before I started teaching I worked as a competitive gymnastics coach. I still give private gymnastics lessons through the YMCA and will always love the sport of gymnastics. My other interests include gardening, my pets, crafts, surfing, reading, cooking, and current events. More than anything, I thrive on time spent with my family and close friends.