Degrees and Certifications:
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. I am originally from Nova Scotia, Canada, but moved to Alabama at the beginning of my freshman year of high school. I am interested in languages and linguistics. I love learning about and experiencing cultures different than my own. I earned my Bachelor’s degree at the University of Montevallo, my Master’s from the University of Alabama, and have returned to the University of Montevallo to work toward my Educational Specialist degree. I am married and have one son and numerous pets. I live an active life and strive to remain healthy.
This is my 14th year in the classroom and my second year at Thompson High School, teaching English and French and coaching girls soccer. I taught and coached at Montevallo High School for two years prior to joining the Thompson family. At Montevallo, I taught French 1, 2, 3, English 11, and ESL and coached soccer and cross country. 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, broadcast, and internship, and managed the dual enrollment program 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. 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 Dijon and Tours, France both as an undergraduate and graduate student.