Mrs. Amanda Carruthers is looking forward to her first year at Seneca Ridge Middle School! Before coming to Seneca Ridge, Mrs. Carruthers was part of the original staff to open Discovery Elementary in 2013. 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, and she earned a Master of Arts in Curriculum and Instruction from the University of Missouri, Kansas City in 2001. Her classroom experiences include teaching in the intermediate grades and teaching English for Academic Purposes (EAP) at Johnson County Community College in Overland Park, Kansas. Mrs. Carruthers has also participated in the Reading Institute presented by the Teachers College Reading and Writing Project out of Columbia University.
The Carruthers family moved to Loudoun County in 2006. Mrs. Carruthers and her husband, Scott, have two amazing daughters, Olivia (18) and Amelia (15), and a precious little dog – Sadie Lu (8). Olivia graduated from Broad Run, and she is beginning her first year at Virginia Military Institute. Amelia is a sophomore at Broad Run.
Mrs. Carruthers is especially excited to get to know her students and families for the upcoming school year at Seneca Ridge Middle School! This fall you will find the Carruthers family at all of the Broad Run Football games supporting Amelia who is a varsity cheerleader. Then, on Saturdays, we will head to Lexington to tailgate with Olivia and her fellow cadets at VMI! We are ready for football season!