Illinois New Teacher Collaborative

INTC 2023 Inaugural Mentor Conference 



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FEATURED SPEAKER: Amanda Brueggeman

Amanda Brueggeman, Ed.D. is a literacy coach and consultant with over 18 years in education. She grew up on a farm in Southeast Missouri, working her way to the suburbs of St. Louis, MO, where she taught at Valley Park and Wentzville for ten years prior to being a coach. Her passions include literacy and collective efficacy in relation to working with new teachers and mentors. Amanda is the author of the book, Student-Centered Mentoring: Keeping Students at the Heart of New Teachers’ Learning (April 2022).


Amanda obtained her teaching degree in Elementary Education at Southeast Missouri State University. She earned her MA in Educational Technology from the University of Missouri and is certified as a Student-Centered Coaching Consultant. Amanda holds her Doctorate in Teacher Leadership from Maryville University, where she is also an adjunct professor for the Education Department.


In her free time, Amanda enjoys spending time with her husband, Jay, and hanging out with friends, as well as traveling to see family.