Teaching for the past eleven years at Bartlesville High School, Amanda Hendrix, loves what she does and who she gets to teach.
“My favorite thing about teaching is the kids,” Amanda said. “Teenagers are funny, curious, creative, and smart. I am honored to get to be a part of their lives.”
Now teaching eleventh grade English and AP English, Amanda has spent her career teaching just about every high school English course you could imagine as well as every high school grade. Teaching high school aged students can be difficult, but Amanda looks at her class not only as students, but as a chance to learn from them as well.
“I am inspired every day by my students,” said Amanda. “They inspire me to learn and grow, to be a better teacher and a better person.”
Amanda got into teaching because she wanted to help others.
“Like many of my own students, high school was a difficult time for me, and my teachers supported me, encouraged me, and believed in me when I did not. I knew I wanted to help other teens and I also love opening the world up for my students and giving them a voice through literature and writing.”
Not only is Amanda busy teaching in the classroom, but she also volunteers her time as the lead advisor for student council, BHS building coordinator for the English department, as well as serving on many of the leadership committees for the high school and district.
When Amanda is not busy at school, she does enjoy taking long camping trips with her family to some of their favorite places such as Colorado, Yellowstone, and Wyoming.