Amanda Brueggeman grew up on a farm in Southeast Missouri and then worked her way to the suburbs of St. Louis, MO, where she taught in elementary classrooms at Valley Park and Wentzville for ten years prior to being a coach. She is currently coaching at Wentzville School District, a suburb of St. Louis, MO, as a K-6 Literacy Coach. Her education began at Southeast Missouri State University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education and then obtained her Master’s from University of Missouri-Columbia in Educational Technology. Amanda just completed her Doctorate in Teacher Leadership the Spring of 2018. Her educational passions include literacy, collective efficacy and supporting mentors. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her husband and traveling to see family.