My name is Amanda Skinner. I’m the 4th grade and 6th grade intervention specialist.
I grew up here in Utah. When I was in 6th grade, I had an amazing 6th grade teacher. Because of her example, I decided I wanted to become a teacher someday, too. After high school, I set out to accomplish that goal, but after spending some time in college, I took a detour on that path. I got married and had five wonderful sons, and spent 17 years as as a stay-at-home mom to them and several foster children, too. During that time, I spent a lot of time helping in their classrooms and serving on the school parent committees.
Now that my boys are all in school, and there are no more children to need me at home full time, I’m grateful to have the opportunity to work at The Ranches Academy and to continue on the path to teaching.
I love working in the school setting. Helping students overcome their academic challenges is very rewarding and exciting.
When I’m not at school, I love spending time with my husband of over twenty years, and our boys. We love camping, four-wheeling, kayaking, and attending BYU football games. Utah Jazz basketball is my favorite! One of my favorite things to do is going to Jazz games with my family. We also love dogs, and in addition to our two dogs, we often foster dogs during the summer and during school breaks. I love cooking, baking, and gardening. I often spend my weekends impulse buying sweatpants and taquitos at Costco.