Dr. Amanda S. Mayeaux is currently a visiting assistant professor at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette in the Educational Foundations and Leadership department. She was previously career management specialist for the Iberville Parish School District and, before that, a master teacher at Glen Oaks Middle Charter School in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. She has served as a school administrator and worked at the district level. At the time of her Award, she was a math teacher at Dutchtown Middle School in Geismar, where her students used mathematical concepts to design decks, create home budgets and calculate the speed of cars, among other real-word projects. Mayeaux believes quality teaching is the key to education and sees her new role as an instructional leader rather than a traditional principal. A National Board Certified teacher, Mayeaux supports high standards for teachers as well as students. She has presented locally and nationally, and is the co-author of TeamWork: Setting the Standard for Collaborative Teaching by Stenhouse Publishers.
As my role has changed from classroom teacher to various leadership roles,I have become more aware of how much impact great teachers can have upon not only the students, but the rest of the school, district, state, and nation. I was overwhelmed during my first job fair at the lack of qualified teachers available. As leaders in education we are challenged to find and to educate the future teachers of America. I believe Milken teachers have much to offer in this endeavor.
1992 Northwestern State University, B.A.