Degrees and Certifications:
Educational Specialist: Instructional Technology, University of Montevallo Administrative Certificate: University of Montevallo Master's Degree: Applied Linguistics, the University of Alabama Bachelor's Degree: French, the University of Montevallo
Ms. Amanda Harvie
My name is Amanda Harvie and I teach French and English at Thompson High School. This is my 15th year in the classroom and my third year at Thompson High School, teaching English and French and coaching girls soccer. I taught and coached for the Shelby County School System for two years prior to joining the Thompson family. Before my time teaching in Shelby County, I lived, taught, and coached in Louisiana, both in the inner city and suburban New Orleans area. In Louisiana, I taught all levels of French, and broadcast, then moved into an administrative role as the School to Work Coordinator, managing dual enrollment, the internship program, and aspects of data entry for the school. I taught at the university level for five years before I began teaching high school.
I am currently enrolled in the Educational Specialist (EdS) program in Instructional Technology at the University of Montevallo, concurrently pursuing my administration certificate in hopes of transitioning into a leadership position. Last semester, I was awarded a grant from the Alabama State Department of Education in order to experience an entire semester as an administrative intern, which I completed at the elementary school level. I received my Master’s degree in Applied Linguistics from the University of Alabama in 2004. In 2002, I graduated from the University of Montevallo with a Bachelor’s degree in French. I had opportunities to study abroad in France both as an undergraduate and graduate student.
I am originally from Nova Scotia, Canada, but moved to Alabama during my high school years. I am passionate about supporting learning at all levels, and am interested in technology integration, languages, and linguistics. I love experiencing cultures different than my own. I am married and have one son and numerous pets. I live an active life and enjoy staying busy.