Phone: (571) 377-6740
Degrees and Certifications:
B.A., Math and French, Johns Hopkins University M.S., Education, Mercy College M.A., Journalism, University of Maryland MSc, Software Engineering, City, University of London Gifted and Talented endorsement, University of Virginia
Ms. Amanda Jones
Hello! My name is Amanda Jones, and I am the fifth- and sixth-grade gifted and talented resource teacher for both MCPS intermediate schools. I am primarily based at Mayfield, but I also spend time at Baldwin Intermediate every week.
This is my fourth year teaching at MCPS. I started my teaching career over 20 years ago in New York City, where I taught math and social studies to grades 6-8. Since then I have had a variety of jobs, including newspaper reporter, software developer, and paralegal in a big international court case - a job that took me to Africa and Europe many times for many years.
I absolutely love working with kids. My favorite grades to teach (so far) are 4-6, and my favorite subjects are history, current events, creative math, and critical thinking (puzzles!).
I have been a happy Manassas City resident since 2011, and I’m a proud mom of two MCPS students - one at Haydon and one at Metz.