Amanda S. Mayeaux

Amanda Mayeaux is a teacher to the core. "When I interact with students and see their excitement about learning, I can't imagine doing anything else," she says.

She is the associate principal at Donaldsonville High School in Donaldsonville, Louisiana. Her specialties are middle school mathematics, writing as a tool for learning, and teaming. A National Board Certified Teacher, she is also a member of the 2006 Disney Outstanding Teacher of the Year team and a recipient of the 2003 Milken National Educator award and the 2001 National Middle School Teams That Make a Difference award.

"I believe teaching impacts the future like no other profession," says Amanda. "I love knowing that the smallest thing I do could change the world twenty years from now. I love watching a child discover that his life matters to others and he has the power to impact the globe."

Amanda says that writing TeamWork "was an unbelievable journey into myself, the relationship with my partners, and what I believe as a teacher. The goal was to share truth, both joyful and painful, so others could grow."

Amanda loves to read fiction and educational materials. She and her family love to travel, camp, and hike. They also love to try new recipes and share their creations with their friends.