Amanda Ward is a National Board Certified Teacher in the Bainbridge Island School District where she serves as an instructional coach. In that role she supports secondary teachers, facilitates K-12 educators pursuing their National Board Certification and is responsible for the district’s new educator induction program. Amanda has consulted for the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards on its ATLAS database and acted as the Bainbridge High School Social Studies Department Chair for ten years. Amanda earned a B.A. in American Studies from the University of Notre Dame, holds a Master in Teaching from Seattle University and is currently pursuing her administrative credentials through the University of Washington’s Danforth Program.