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Amanda Pate

Amanda Pate, Ed.D.


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Amanda Pate serves as the Lead Literacy Navigator at the Lastinger Center for Learning. In this role, Amanda is leading the implementation of the Center’s online literacy K-12 professional learning programs. She recruits, trains and coaches course instructors and develops content and implementation support resources for course instructors and educators enrolled in the online professional learning courses. She works closely with research and evaluation and course development to make adjustments to the learning experience to ensure success in the coursework.

Amanda began her career as a 5th grade reading teacher. In this role, she served in many leadership capacities; serving on committees, mentoring new educators, and serving as the team lead for her team for many years. She has also served as an exceptional education teacher, developing IEP’s and coaching students, teachers and parents in best practices for teaching and learning. She is certified in Elementary Education, Educational Leadership, Exceptional Student Education and holds a Reading Endorsement and an ESOL endorsement.

Amanda has a bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education and a master’s degree in Educational Leadership from the University of North Florida. She has a doctorate of education in Curriculum and Instruction from the University of Florida. In her free time, Amanda enjoys reading new research on teaching and learning, listening to podcasts and audiobooks, traveling and being on the move; both for exercise and movement. She is an avid runner and recently started to enjoy other forms of exercises; biking, swimming and yoga. She enjoys spending time with her two sons and encouraging their curiosity about the world around them.