New teacher Lisbon: Amanda McAllister
August 24, 2012
Amanda McAllister, 23, is teaching fourth grade.
She is a Cedar Rapids native and currently lives there.
Her family includes her mother, Cathy, father, Pat, and sister, Nicole.
She graduated from Xavier High School in 2007 and the University of Iowa in 2012.
She said she was led to teaching because she has always enjoyed working with children.
She described her teaching philosophy: "I want to devote time to getting to know each of my students and building positive relationships. I want my classroom to be one they'll remember for years."
Outside of school, she enjoys spending time with family and friends, attending sporting events, especially Iowa football and basketball, and boating.