Mrs. Amanda Carruthers is looking forward to meeting a new group of 5th grade students! She began her teaching career in Ft. Myers, Florida in 1994. She graduated in 1993 with a Bachelor of Arts in Communication and Elementary Education from The University of Tulsa. Her classroom experiences include teaching in the intermediate grades and English for Academic Purposes (EAP) classes at the community college level. She earned a Master of Arts in Curriculum and Instruction from the University of Missouri, Kansas City in 2001. This summer Mrs. Carruthers was fortunate to attend the Reading Institute for LCPS teachers that was presented by the Teachers College Reading and Writing Project out of Columbia University. It was a great week of learning and instruction that will add greatly to our reading and writing workshops!
The Carruthers family moved to Loudoun County in 2006. Mrs. Carruthers and her husband, Scott, have two amazing daughters – Olivia (17) and Amelia (14), and a precious little dog – Sadie Lu (7). Olivia is a senior and Amelia is a freshman at Broad Run High School..While her children attended school at Newton-Lee Elementary, Mrs. Carruthers became actively involved as a classroom volunteer, PTO President, and Girl Scout Leader. She began substitute teaching and working part-time in the ELL Department for LCPS. In the fall of 2013, she was thrilled to be part of the inaugural staff to open Discovery Elementary! She is especially excited to get to know her students and families for the upcoming school year! This fall you will be able to find the Carruthers family at all of the Broad Run Football supporting Olivia who is a varsity cheerleader, and Amelia who is a junior varsity cheerleader! Go Spartans!!