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Summer Principals Academy
The Education Leadership Program in the Department of Organization and Leadership
Amanda Hageman is the Managing Director of Teacher Leadership Development at Teach For America in Houston, Texas. Amanda began her career in education as a 2005 Houston corps member with Teach For America. She taught 1st grade at Roosevelt Elementary School, a title one magnet school in the Houston Independent School District, for three years. At Roosevelt, Amanda chaired the Intervention Assistance Team and led her students to meet ambitious goals as a teacher in both the ESL and gifted and talented programs. After teaching and providing professional development for new teachers as a learning team leader with Teach For America, Amanda joined Teach For America’s full time staff in 2008 as a Program Director, coaching Pre-Kindergarten and Kindergarten teachers in charter and traditional schools across Houston. For the past three years, Amanda has served as the Managing Director of Teacher Leadership Development, leading a large team to coach and develop teacher leaders across the city of Houston in five school districts. Amanda received a B.A. in Sociology from American University in 2005. She is looking forward to working towards expanding outcomes for children as a member of the 2012 SPA NYC cohort.