Ida Burns Teacher of the Year

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Amanda Dowdy

Amanda Dowdy is happy to be celebrating her 21st year of teaching in Conway Public Schools. She graduated from the University of Central Arkansas with a Bachelor of Science degree in Education and a Master’s degree in Reading in 2006. She accepted her first teaching position at Ida Burns Elementary in the fall of 2000 and she has remained at Ida Burns Elementary teaching kindergarten and first grade.

Mrs. Dowdy believes in teaching from the heart and wants her students to know how much they are valued in her classroom and at Ida Burns Elementary. She also wants students to realize the critical role they possess in their individual journeys- that each one of them has the potential to be whatever they choose to be. Mrs. Dowdy believes that through hard work and determination, students can reach their goals.

Mrs. Dowdy lives in Conway with her husband Tracy. She has three grown children and one granddaughter. She enjoys reading, gardening, and spending time with her family.