Amanda is a graduate of graduate of Texas Tech University holding a Bachelor’s Degree in Family Studies.

She is also certified in the Parents as Teachers educational model which serves families expecting a baby through entry into kindergarten.  Amanda also assists in the implementation of the Parenting Cottage’s early literacy efforts in collaboration with local and regional libraries by hosting Storytime events at multiple sites in Lubbock and surrounding communities.

Prior to coming to the Parenting Cottage, Amanda was employed with the Texas Dept. of Family & Protective Services for numerous years as an investigator and also a Family Based Caseworker.