Mrs. Amanda Carruthers is enjoying her third 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. Most recently, Mrs. Carruthers completed her Administration and Leadership License through George Washington University.
The Carruthers family moved to Loudoun County in 2006. Mrs. Carruthers and her husband, Scott, have two amazing daughters, Olivia (21) and Amelia (18), and a precious little dog – Sadie Lu (10). Olivia graduated from Broad Run, and she is a senior at Virginia Tech. After graduation, she plans to attend law school and commission into the U.S. Navy. Amelia is a Senior at Broad Run. She plans to attend the University of Tennessee to study nursing in the fall.
2020 and 2021 have been the craziest school years, but Mrs. Carruthers is especially excited to get to know her students and families as we engage in hybrid learning. Usually, you will find the Carruthers family at all of the Broad Run Football games supporting Amelia who is a varsity cheerleader. However, this was such a strange year with having fall sports in the Spring! We are looking forward to a fun summer, and excited for a new school year in the fall!