Degrees and Certifications:
B.A. in Sociology (1999) B-K Graduate Certificate/Teaching License (2014) MED in Child and Family Studies specializing in Early Childhood and Special Education (2017) D.I.R. Floortime Model Mastery Certificate Member of Cabarrus County's Early Childhood Taskforce
Mrs. Amanda Barrett
Welcome to the Loyal Lions Webpage!
This is my fifth year of teaching and my ninth year at Mary Frances Wall. My philosophy for teaching is my philosophy for life: Be kind, be intentional, make meaningful relationships, and be present in the moment! In the Loyal Lion classroom and at the Wall Center, we are all one family. Together we will become investigators, explorers, problem solvers and forever friends.
I earned a BA in Sociology in 1999 from Augustana College, obtained my Birth thru Kindergarten licensure from UNCC in 2014, and a MED in Child and Family Studies in 2017 from UNCC. I am married with four children ages 18, 11, 9, and 8. I enjoy spending time with my family and being outside as much as possible.
Ms. Andy Shutt is the Loyal Lion Teacher Assistant. She has over 29 years of experience working with young children. Ms. Andy is currently working towards her Associate Degree in Early Childhood Education and plans on continuing on to obtain her BA in Education. She is married with 3 boys and has 2 grandchildren. Ms. Andy loves spending time with her family, being involved with animals and going to the beach.
Ms. Sarah Tozer, a UNCC student teacher, will be joining our Loyal Lion family this year. She is working towards her B-K licensure and in her senior year. Ms. Tozer's academic focus is on early childhood and family development. In her free time, Ms. Tozer enjoys exploring the greater Charlotte area, spending time with her dogs and making DIY crafts at home. She is eager to join our family.
Amanda Barrett, EC Teacher
Andy Shutt, Teacher Assistant
Sarah Tozer, UNCC Student Teacher