Meet the Teacher

Phone: 256.233.6609


Degrees and Certifications:

B.S. Elementary/Collaborative K-6, Athens State University A.A. Arts and Sciences, John Tyler Community College

Mrs. Amanda Elgin

Hello parents! My name is Amanda Elgin.  I was born and raised in Chesterfield, Virginia.  In May 2000, I graduated cum laude from John Tyler Community College with a degree in Arts and Sciences.  I married my amazing husband in August 2000 and began my life as a military spouse.  A few years later, we had our beautiful daughter who is now in eleventh grade.  My husband was in the military for nine years, deploying overseas three times.  During that time, I ran the Battalion's Family Readiness Group (FRG), disseminating information from command down to families of deployed soldiers.  I also homeschooled our daughter from pre-k through second grade.  It was at this time that I fell in love with education. 

In 2011, my family and I moved to Alabama, beginning our lives as civilians.  I returned to school, enrolling at Athens State University.  During the next four years, I worked at Madison Cross Roads Elementary in order to gain experience in my field of study.  I substituted and worked as an aide in their Sensory Unit.  In May 2015, I graduated summa cum laude with a degree in Elementary/Collaborative K-6.  Shortly after graduation, I accepted my first full-time teaching position at Athens Elementary School. 

This is my fifth year teaching Special Education. This year, I will have students from kindergarten through third grade. I absolutely love teaching. I believe that all kids are special and worthy of our very best.  They are a wealth of potential just waiting to be challenged and encouraged. Teaching is a calling and I eagerly await our first day so that I can begin another great year at AES.

Fun facts:

~My family and I love to go camping when school is out.

~We enjoy movie nights at home.

~We have two sweet dogs named Hailey and Esme.